Carol Kane

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Carol Kane

Born

6/18/1952, Cleveland, Ohio, USA

Birth Name

Carolyn Laurie Kane

Gender

Female
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Carol Kane was born in Cleveland, Ohio, to Michael Myron Kane, an architect and Joy Fetterman Kane, a jazz singer. The family moved to New York City when Carol was 8 years old. Carol started acting professionally in the theater at age 14. She worked in theater from…more

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  • Trivia

    • In 1982-1983, Carol won 2 Emmy Awards for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series & Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy, Variety or Music Series playing Simka Dahblitz on Taxi.

    • Carol has never married.

    • Carol's sister, Anina, is a year older than Carol.

    • When she was young, Carol's father had a job with the World Bank, which took the family around the world. Carol lived in France and Haiti before moving to New York City at age eight.

    • Carol's grandparents came from Russia, fleeing anti-Jewish rioting.

    • Carol's role as Simka in Taxi won her an Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy, Variety or Music Series Emmy Award for the 1982-1983 season.

    • Carol attended the Professional Children's School in New York City, and started acting professionally at the age of 14.

    • Carol's first role in theater was in the off-Broadway and national touring company productions of "The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie" in 1966.

    • On stage, Carol appeared in the Lincoln Center productions of "Macbeth" and "The Tempest" in 1980 under the famous director, Joseph Papp.

    • Carol's father, Michael Kane, was an architect. Her mother, Joy Kane was a jazz singer. When Carol was 12 years old her parents divorced.

    • Carol and actor/comedian Andy Kaufman created a fictitious language for their roles as immigrants in the television sitcom, Taxi.

    • Carol was nominated for a Best Actress Academy Award for role as a Jewish newlywed in "Hester Street" (1975).

    • Carol is 5 feet 2 inches tall.

    • Following a stint in the touring company of the musical, Wicked, Carol joined the Broadway production in 2006 in the role of Madame Morrible.

    • Though born in Cleveland, Ohio, Carol grew up in New York City.

    • Carol is a vegetarian.

  • Quotes

    • Carol Kane: (on Andy Kaufman) [H]e offered to wrestle me the first time I came to his house to learn about our accent. He feels you get to know somebody better that way. I don't think I was quite ready for it.

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