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« on: February 17, 2011, 10:24:36 PM »

Anyone notice that Kenneth Mars, from "Young frankenstein" and "the producers" recently died?
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« Reply #1 on: February 17, 2011, 10:27:51 PM »

Comedy star Kenneth Mars bows out  
Comic actor Kenneth Mars - who starred in two Mel Brooks classics - has died aged 75.

Mars played a Hitler-worshipping playwright in The Producers and a police inspector with a rogue false arm in Young Frankenstein.

He died of pancreatic cancer on Saturday at his home in Grenada Hills, California.

In Brooks's 1968 romp The Producers, Mars co-starred as Franz Liebkind, a Nazi enthusiast whose play, Springtime For Hitler, is the basis for a scheme by two conniving showmen to fleece investors by putting on a surefire Broadway flop.

Farce Brooks cast Mars again in 1974's Young Frankenstein as the earnest policeman poking around the castle grounds on the trail of a mad scientist's monster.

In both films, Chicagoborn Mars demonstrated his talent for vocal farce, lending over-the-top German accents to the characters.

Mars's nearly 50-year career included a long list of voice credits, including The Little Mermaid, The Jetsons and The Land Before Time. He is survived by two daughters... 

http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/showbiz/celebrity-news/2011/02/16/comedy-star-kenneth-mars-bows-out-86908-22927251/
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« Reply #2 on: February 19, 2011, 09:54:39 AM »

Wow. Just 75. I always thought he was older than that.

His performance in The Producers was hilarious, and he was good in Young Frankenstein. For me, Kenneth Mars is also closely associated with Yellowbeard, and his dual role of the brutal Mr. Crisp and the Spanish torturer, Verdugo.

Very funny man.
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« Reply #3 on: February 19, 2011, 10:30:47 AM »

Mars got something of a late career boost when he joined the cast of Malcolm in the Middle as the German owner of the dude ranch where Francis worked.

RIP, Mr. Mars - and to zee lumberyard!
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« Reply #4 on: February 22, 2011, 12:43:20 PM »

Mr. was one of my favorite actors in the 70's up to the 80's and 90's. Two movies he made me laugh the most is What's Up Doc and Full Moon High. R.I.P. Mr. Mars. Bluesad
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« Reply #5 on: February 22, 2011, 06:08:37 PM »

A true comic genius and a great actor. He will be missed!
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« Reply #6 on: February 23, 2011, 10:05:57 AM »

Mars got something of a late career boost when he joined the cast of Malcolm in the Middle as the German owner of the dude ranch where Francis worked.

RIP, Mr. Mars - and to zee lumberyard!
That was him?? Buggedout

RIP, Kenneth. You helped make some great movies :(
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