Talk Show Flashback: When the glorious Madeline Kahn was a guest on “The Rosie O’Donnell Show”
Rosie O’Donnell has been posting clips from her 1990s talk show and I’ve been meaning to share more of them with you. This is from 1996 and Rosie’s guest was Madeline Kahn who was so memorable in such films as Paper Moon, Blazing Saddles, What’s Up Doc?, Young Frankenstein, High Anxiety, The Cheap Detective, and Clue, along others.
I don’t personally remember ever seeing Kahn on a talk show before. She is utterly charming here with Rosie.
Three years earlier, Madeline had won the Tony Award for the play The Sisters Rosensweig and the year of this appearance, had just begun her three-year run on the sitcom Cosby. It’s just awful that she would die in December of 1999 at the age of only 57 after a battle with ovarian cancer.