Kenneth Mars

February 15, 2011 by Post Team 

Kenneth Mars, The actor Kenneth Mars, known for his collaboration with director Mel Brooks’s movies like Young Frankenstein (1974) and Spring For Hitler (1968), died last Saturday (12th) and the information was released late on Monday (14). Mars was 75 and died of a pancreatic cancer.

Mars, with a talent for comedy also starred in Woody Allen movies as The Age of Radio and Fog and Shadows. He also made more serious roles, as delegate of Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid. On TV, he has participated in the series of Wonder Woman and most recently worked on series like Malcolm in the Middle. The actor, who played two of the nuttiest Mel Brooks movie characters, died of pancreatic cancer, according to The New York Times. He was 75. March had been on Broadway and starred in several hit TV shows (Get Smart, Gunsmoke) when he was cast as the Hitler cult playwright in Brooks’s 1968 comedy, The Producers. Six years later, he was an army of Transylvania; police inspector eye-patch-wearing that leads people rioting against the monster (Peter Boyle) in Young Frankenstein.

Mars has also appeared in Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, The Parallax View, and two films of Woody Allen, among many other credits. In recent years he had expressed many cartoon characters (such as King Triton in The Little Mermaid) and had a recurring role on the TV series, Malcolm in the Middle.

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