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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 18 June 1952Cleveland, Ohio, USA
Birth NameCarolyn Laurie Kane
Height 5' 2" (1.57 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Carol Kane was born Carolyn Laurie Kane on June 18, 1952 in Cleveland, Ohio, to Elaine Joy (Fetterman), a jazz singer and pianist, and Michael Myron Kane, an architect. Her family is Jewish (from Russia, Poland, and Austria). Due to her parents' divorce, Carol spent most of her childhood in boarding schools, starting at age twelve, when she attended the Cherry Lawn School, a progressive boarding school in Darien, Connecticut, until 1965, followed by enrollment at the Professional Children's School in New York City.

She made her professional theater debut in a 1966 production of "The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie". She worked prolifically in several successful received films of the 1970s, Carnal Knowledge (1971) (her film film debut), Dog Day Afternoon (1975), Hester Street (1975) (for which she earned an Oscar nomination for her performance), Annie Hall (1977) and When a Stranger Calls (1979). From 1981-1983 she played the part of what is considered to be her most memorable role. Simka Dahblitz-Gravas, the wife of Latka Gravas (played by 'Andy Kaufman), on the American television series _Taxi_. For her performance in the series, she earned two Emmy Awards. Other notable credits include: Pandemonium (1982), Racing with the Moon (1984), Transylvania 6-5000 (1985), Jumpin' Jack Flash (1986), Ishtar (1987), The Princess Bride (1987), Scrooged (1988), The Lemon Sisters (1989) and Addams Family Values (1993). Carol is first and foremost an actress of the stage and is known for her portrayal of the evil headmistress Madame Morrible in the Broadway musical "Wicked". She played in various productions from 2005-2009.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Anthony Ronald Vario

Trade Mark (2)

Her small raspy voice
Curly hair and wide-eyed expression

Trivia (11)

Parents divorced when she was 12.
Although born in Ohio, she grew up in New York City.
Is a vegetarian.
She had been in psychotherapy for 15 years, since age 12.
Rates Wedding in White (1972) and Hester Street (1975) as her two best films.
She studied drama at HB Studio in Greenwich Village in New York City.
Longtime close friend of Diane Keaton. They have appeared in three films together.
Besides Richard Belzer, she is the only other actor to play her Homicide: Life on the Street (1993) character (Gwen Munch) in Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999).
Currently on Broadway in New York acting in "Harvey" with Jim Parsons [July 2012]
Joined the Broadway production of "Wicked" in the role of Madame Morrible on Jan 10, 2006 [January 2006]
Is currently a part of the national touring company of the Broadway musical, 'Wicked'. [June 2005]

Personal Quotes (2)

Jack prefers the actresses with whom he works to be on the short side. I wasn't tall, so I was immediately in. The reason for this is that he is no more than five foot seven or so himself. When he has no other choice but to play opposite a lanky actress, he will wear elevator shoes. [on working with Jack Nicholson]
I don't put together cars, I put together people. It makes me happy to construct these people, to build another world. I feel happy and free and very consumed. [her reasons why she doesn't want to quit acting for another job]

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