Pics! Cybill Shepherd, Peter Bogdanovich and More Celebrate Madeline Kahn

News   Pics! Cybill Shepherd, Peter Bogdanovich and More Celebrate Madeline Kahn
"From Broadway to Hollywood — A Chat with Her Friends," a panel discussion on the life and work of the late Tony-winning actress Madeline Kahn, was held Feb. 10 at the Barnes & Noble at The Grove at Farmers Market in Los Angeles.

Madeline Kahn
Madeline Kahn

William V. Madison, author of "Madeline Kahn: Being the Music • A Life," joined several of Kahn’s friends and colleagues for the event celebrating the biography, published by the University Press of Mississippi. Author Eddie Shapiro ("Nothing Like A Dame: Conversations with the Great Women of Musical Theater") moderates.

The panel featured Peter Bogdanovich, who presided over Kahn’s transition from Broadway to Hollywood, casting her in her first feature film, "What’s Up, Doc," and the subsequent hit "Paper Moon"; Robert Allan Ackerman, who directed Kahn in a musical adaptation of Kafka’s "Amerika" and in Noël Coward’s Blithe Spirit at Santa Fe Festival Theater in 1982–83; Maris Clement, a member of the ensemble of On the Twentieth Century; Julie Dretzin, a co-star of Wendy Wasserstein’s The Sisters Rosensweig, for which Kahn received the Tony Award for Best Actress in a Play in 1993; Michael Karm, a co-star of the Broadway musical Two by Two and Kahn’s acting coach for her first film roles; actress and colleague Cybill Shepherd; and J.D. Lobue, director of every episode of the sitcom “Oh Madeline,” Kahn’s first foray into series television.

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