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Carol Kane

Date of Birth: June 18, 1952 (70)

Birth Place: Cleveland, OH, USA

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Carol Kane is best known on television for playing Simka Dahblitz-Gravas, wife of Latka Gravas, in the hugely popular US sitcom Taxi for which she won two Emmy awards. Her other television credits include regular roles in the American sitcoms All is Forgiven and American Dreamer as well as guest appearances in Chicago Hope, Seinfeld, Pearl, Two and a Half Men and Ugly Betty. Her film roles include Gitl in Hester Street for which she was Academy award-nominated, Allison Portchnik in Woody Allen's Annie Hall, Dog Day Afternoon, The Princess Bride, Scrooged, Addams Family Values, The Pacifier and My Girlfriend's Boyfriend. She began her professional theatre career in The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie and has more recently played Madam Morrible in Wicked on Broadway, on tour in the US and in Los Angeles, and San Francisco. Her other theatre credits include The Tempest and Macbeth at the Lincoln Centre Theater and earlier this year she was seen off Broadway in Nora and Delia Ephron's Love, Loss and What I Wore.

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Encores! Concert Revival, 2019

[West End]
London Production, 2011
Mrs. Lily Mortar

Original Off-Broadway Production, 2009
Performer [Replacement]

[Los Angeles]
Los Angeles Production, 2007
Madame Morrible

[US Tour]
1st National Tour, 2005
Madame Morrible

Broadway Revival, 2004
Miss Fancy [Replacement]

Original Broadway Production, 2003
Madame Morrible [Replacement]

Madame Morrible [Replacement]

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Original Off-Broadway Production, 1999
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Maid; Assistant; Mom

Bliss White


Esme Train

Carol Kane Productions

[Off-Broadway, 2005]
Directorial Consultant

Carol Kane Awards and Nominations

Drama Desk Awards - 1978 - Outstanding Feature Actress - Play

Carol Kane, The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds

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Carol Kane News

Photos: Jane Fonda, Diane Keaton & More Attend BOOK CLUB: THE NEXT CHAPTER Premiere

BOOK CLUB: THE NEXT CHAPTER stars Diane Keaton, Jane Fonda, Candice Bergen, Mary Steenburgen and Don Johnson, director, co-writer and producer Bill Holderman, co-writer and producer Erin Simms and more attended last night’s New York Premiere at AMC Lincoln Square. Check out photos from the event now!

Eugene Pack to Bring PACK PLAYS to the Groundlings This Month

Drama Desk winner and Emmy nominee Eugene Pack's The Pack Plays will be presented at the Groundlings Theatre on Sunday, May 21st at 7 pm at the Groundlings Gary Austin Stage.

Ana Villafañe, Joel Perez & More to Star In AZUL: A Bilingual Musical At Joe's Pub

JOE'S PUB at The Public Theater will present Katerina McCrimmon (The Rose Tattoo), Robi Hager (Spring Awakening), Ana Villafañe (On Your Feet!), Joel Perez (Fun Home), Martin Sola (The King and I, On Your Feet!), Henry Gainza (On Your Feet!), Florencia Cuenca, & More in AZUL: A Bilingual Musical!

Listen To Chris Sarandon Interview Mario Cantone For His COOKING BY HEART Podcast

Academy Award- nominee Chris Sarandon's latest episode of his popular 'Cooking By Heart' podcast featuring his interview with Tony-nominated actor and comedian Mario Cantone ('Sex and the City,' And Just Like That' and 'Better Things') is now available on all major podcast platforms and on YouTube.

Chris Sarandon to Present Live Podcast Taping of COOKING BY HEART With Mario Cantone

THE GREEN ROOM 42 will present Academy Award nominee Chris Sarandon and Tony-nominated actor and comedian Mario Cantone in a one-night-only live recording podcast episode of “Cooking By Heart” on Thursday, April 20 at 7:00 PM.

Mandy Gonzalez, Robin De Jesús, Katerina McCrimmon, Robi Hager & More To Star In AZUL EP Release Concert At 54 Below

54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents Mandy Gonzalez (In The Heights, Wicked, Hamilton), Tony Award nominee Robin de Jesús (In the Heights, La Cage aux Folles, The Boys in the Band) Katerina McCrimmon (The Rose Tattoo), Robi Hager (Spring Awakening) & More in the AZUL EP Release Concert.

Listen: Chris Sarandon Interviews Hal Linden, Joanna Gleason & More on COOKING BY HEART Podcast

Listen to Chris Sarandon's 'Cooking By Heart' podcast featuring Broadway stars Hal Linden, Joanna Gleason and more!

Oxford Film Festival 2023 Announces 20th Anniversary Lineup For Next Month's Fest

The 2023 Oxford Film Festival (March 1-5) has announced the lineup of official selections and events for the 20th Anniversary annual edition of the popular film festival. Lisa Cortes' documentary Little Richard: I am Everything is the Opening Night selection, and Michael Stevantoni and Strack Azar's The Banality is the Closing Night selection.


Tickets go on sale on Thursday, January 5, for The Donald M. Ephraim Palm Beach Film Festival© Presented by MorseLife, running January 26 through February 16, 2023.

Composers Concordance to Present THE KOSTABI PIANO SERIES in January

On January 29th at 7pm, Composers Concordance will present its ongoing 'Kostabi Piano Series'. Great pianists in a salon setting, performing on a beautiful Steinway D piano.

New York Talent Manager Bill Treusch Has Passed Away

Esteemed New York talent manager Bill Treusch died following a long illness on Tuesday, November 15th in New York City. Born March 16, 1942, Bill lived his life in New York City.  Bill was a beloved brother, uncle, manager, mentor, and friend wholeaves behind a wonderfully eclectic group of friends and colleagues. 

The Actors Studio to Present Conversation With Al Pacino & DOG DAY AFTERNOON Screening for 75th Anniversary

The Actors Studio will host a 75th Anniversary benefit screening of the Academy Award-winning film Dog Day Afternoon, followed by a live interview with the film’s star and The Actors Studio co-president Al Pacino. The Gala event will take place Thursday, October 27 at 7PM, the United Palace.

Signature Theatre Names Melis Aker Inaugural LaunchPad Resident Playwright

Signature Theatre has announced its first-ever LaunchPad Resident—playwright, actor, and musician Melis Aker—inaugurating the new program that supports diverse early-career playwrights and expands the organization’s singular mission of producing a body of work by each resident writer.

Daniel Radcliffe Will Lead MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG at New York Theatre Workshop

Daniel Radcliffe will lead a new production of Merrily We Roll Along at New York Theatre Workshop! NYTW announced today that the musical, featuring music & lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, a book by George Furth, and based on the original play by George S. Kaufman & Moss Hart, will complete the company's 2022/23 Season.

Matthew Broderick, Dick Cavett & Rachel Dratch Featured on The Pack Podcast

Two-time Tony Winner Matthew Broderick, Emmy-winning legend Dick Cavett and  Rachel Dratch (SNL) are featured in the latest episode of The Pack Podcast—“Two Hours Back.” 

Broadway Streaming Guide: December 2021- Where to Watch AND JUST LIKE THAT... & More New Releases!

2021 closes with new soundtracks, including West Side Story and Annie LIVE!, and new musical films, including Zoey's Extraordinary Christmas and Encanto, hitting streaming services. This month also features new livestream concerts from Seth Rudetsky and Jessica Vosk, with RHONY's Countess Luann streaming from 54 Below.

Page 73 Announces Semifinalists for Playwriting Fellowship

Page 73 has announced 10 semifinalists for the 2022 Page 73 Playwriting Fellowship. From a pool of over 300 applicants, Page 73 has selected Melis Aker, Syreeta Briggs, Vichet Chum, Kate Douglas, Ryan Drake, Marvin González De León, Majkin Holmquist, Deepa Purohit, Gab Reisman, and Haygen-Brice Walker.

Grand Rapids Symphony Announces 2021-22 Season

The Grand Rapids Symphony has announced their 2021-22 concert season of live music planned for in person audiences at DeVos Performance Hall beginning this fall!

Matthew Broderick, Christie Brinkley and More to Star in CELEBRITY AUTOBIOGRAPHY at Southampton Arts Center

Southampton Arts Center will present the acclaimed international comedy Broadway sensation Celebrity Autobiography for one night only with an all-star cast including Christie Brinkley, Matthew Broderick, Susan Lucci, and Ralph Macchio.

Rob Reiner to Introduce the World Premiere of THE PRINCESS BRIDE IN CONCERT at the Hollywood Bowl

The Los Angeles Philharmonic performs the world premiere of The Princess Bride in Concert at the Hollywood Bowl for one night only, Saturday, July 31, at 8:00 p.m. Led by conductor David Newman and in synch with the film, the LA Phil will play an adaptation for full orchestra of Mark Knopfler’s Grammy-nominated score.


Carol Kane has appeared on Broadway in 4 shows.

Carol Kane has appeared on London's West End in 1 shows.

Carol Kane's first West End show was The Children's Hour which opened in 2011

Outstanding Feature Actress - Play (Drama Desk Awards) for The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds .

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