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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 4 April 1935Chicago, Illinois, USA
Date of Death 12 February 2011Granada Hills, California, USA  (pancreatic cancer)
Height 6' 3" (1.91 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Kenneth Mars was born on April 4, 1935 in Chicago, Illinois, USA. He was an actor, known for The Little Mermaid (1989), Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969) and Young Frankenstein (1974). He was married to Barbara Newborn. He died on February 12, 2011 in Granada Hills, California, USA.

Spouse (1)

Barbara Newborn (5 June 1977 - 12 February 2011) (his death) (2 children)

Trivia (7)

Recorded a comedy LP where he portrayed Henry Kissinger.
Along with his television and screen work, he has provided numerous voices for animated cartoon characters.
Off-the-wall, over-the-top actor/farceur whose broad schtick was smartly utilized by 1970s directors Mel Brooks (The Producers (1967) and Young Frankenstein (1974)) and Peter Bogdanovich (What's Up, Doc? (1972).
Familiar face of the past 40 years, famous for his portrayal of a wide range of foreign characters. Best known for his roles as the laughable Nazi playwright Franz Liebkind in The Producers (1967) and the Police Inspector in Young Frankenstein (1974). Had regular role as Harry the Fireman in the short-lived Richard Benjamin/Paula Prentiss sitcom He & She (1967).
Father of Susannah Mars-Johnson and Rebecca Mars-Tipton. He has 6 grandchildren.
The son of stand-up comic and radio star Sonny Mars, Kenneth began acting as early as 1961 when he was with the first national company of the Sound of Music as Baron Elberfeld and understudied the role of Max. In 1963, he graduated with a degree in Fine Arts and Drama from Northwestern University.
Kenneth and his later-wife Barbara Newborn were both in the Sound of Music cast and were romantically involved at that time.

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