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American stage, screen and television actress, and comedian Carol Kane (b. Carolyn Laurie Kane, June 18, 1952, in Cleveland, Ohio), was born to Elaine Joy (née 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 until 1965. She also attended Professional Children’s School in Upper West Side New York, and made her professional theater debut in a 1966 production of The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie (1969) starring Tammy Grimes. Kane, just 14 years old.
Interesting Facts about Carol Kane
- Was directed by four Academy Award winners: Mike Nichols, Hal Ashby, Woody Allen, and Milos Forman.
- Rates Wedding in White (1972) and Hester Street (1975) as her two best films.
- Since 19-years-old she and Anjelica Huston have been close friends. Kane attended the 1992 wedding of Huston and Robert Graham (d. December 27, 2008). For unknown reasons, Kane replaced Judith Malina as Grandmama Addams for the The Addams Family (1991) sequel, Addams Family Values (1993) (both starring Huston stars as Morticia Addams).
- As of 2018, she has been in three films that were ranked as ‘IMDB’s Top Rated Movies’: Dog Day Afternoon (1975) at #213, Annie Hall (1977) at #234, and Dog Day Afternoon (1975) at #248,.
- A self-professed “Upper West Side gal”. She grew up on West 68th Street in the Dorchester Towers, and bought her first studio apartment a block away for $25,000 in the ’70s and still lives in the neighborhood.
- She has appeared in five films that have been selected for the National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being “culturally, historically or aesthetically” significant: Hester Street (1975), Dog Day Afternoon (1975), Annie Hall (1977), The Muppet Movie (1979) and The Princess Bride (1987).
- Was the only Taxi (1978) cast member to attend Andy Kaufman’s funeral.
- Quintessentially a New York actress. Since her theatrical debut in the 1966 production of the Prime of Miss Jean Brodie, has appeared on the New York Stage (both on and Off-Brodway). Plays include Beth Henley’s Family Week and The Debutante Ball. She co-starred with Gena Rowlands’s in the play A Woman of Mystery directed by John Cassavetes. At Lincoln Center for Joseph Papp her performances include The Tempest and Macbeth as well as plays at Mr. Papp’s Public Theatre, including Wasp and Other Plays by Steve Martin. She starred alongside Shelley Winters on Broadway in The Effect of Gamma Rays, on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds.
- Longtime friend of Mia Farrow.
- As of 2018 has been in two films nominated for Best Picture Oscar: Dog Day Afternoon (1975), and Annie Hall (1977).
- Does not belong to any social media platforms, and has said that she is “computer-illiterate”.
- Before becoming an actress, as a “survival job”, she worked for Backstage magazine putting mailers in envelopes, licking them closed, and putting stamps on them. She held the job even after she acted in The Last Detail (1973).
Personal Quotes by Carol Kane
I know I’ll work, but not when or where. I never know what to pack.- Carol Kane
All of our ancestors came from somewhere.- Carol Kane
I only eat things that you don’t have to kill.- Carol Kane
I took parts that either I was offered or felt I could do a good job with.- Carol Kane
While filming ‘Annie Hall,’ I never really hung out with Woody Allen.- Carol Kane