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Marty Feldman

From Wikipedia Martin Alan "Marty" Feldman (8 July 1934 – 2 December 1982) was an English comedy writer, comedian, and actor, easily identified by his bulbous and crooked eyes. He starred in several British television comedy series, including At Last the 1948 Show and Marty, the latter of which won two BAFTA awards. He was the first Saturn Award winner for Best Supporting Actor for his role in Young Frankenstein. On film, in Mel Brooks' Young Frankenstein (1974), he was Igor (pronounced "EYE-gore" – a comic response to Wilder's claim that "it's pronounced FRONK-EN-SHTEEN"). Many lines in Young Frankenstein were improvised. Gene Wilder says he had Feldman in mind when he wrote the part. At one point, Dr Frankenstein (Wilder) scolds Igor with the phrase, "Damn your eyes!" Feldman turns to the camera, points to his misaligned eyes with a grin and says, "Too late!" Feldman's performances on American television included The Dean Martin Show. In 1976, Feldman ventured into Italian cinema, starring with Barbara Bouchet in 40 gradi all'ombra del lenzuolo (Sex with a Smile), a sex comedy. He appeared in The Adventure of Sherlock Holmes' Smarter Brother and Mel Brooks' Silent Movie, as well as directing and starring in The Last Remake of Beau Geste. He guest-starred in the "Arabian Nights" episode of The Muppet Show with several Sesame Street characters, especially Cookie Monster with whom he shared a playful cameo comparing their eyes side by side.


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Born:
Jul 8, 1933 In London , England , UK
Movie/TV Credits:
14
First Appeared:
In the series At Last the 1948 Show 1967-02-15
Latest Project:
Movie Yellowbeard 1983-06-24
Known For
Filmography
Movie Yellowbeard Gilbert 1983-06-24
Movie Slapstick (Of Another Kind) Sylvester 1982-12-09
Movie In God We Tru$t Brother Ambrose 1980-09-26
Movie The Last Remake of Beau Geste Dagobert 'Digby' Geste 1977-06-15
Movie Silent Movie Marty Eggs 1976-06-17
Movie Sex with a Smile Alex (episodio "La guardia del corpo") 1976-01-09
Series The Muppet Show 1976-09-05
Movie Closed Up-Tight Cat Burglar 1975-01-01
Movie The Adventure of Sherlock Holmes' Smarter Brother Sgt. Orville Stanley Sacker 1975-01-01
Movie Young Frankenstein Igor 1974-12-15
Movie The Magnificent Seven Deadly Sins Guest Appearance (segment "Sloth") 1971-11-01
Movie Every Home Should Have One Teddy Brown 1970-03-05
Movie The Bed Sitting Room Nurse Arthur 1969-06-01
Series At Last the 1948 Show 1967-02-15
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