Kenneth Mars Overview:

Actor, Kenneth Mars, was born on Apr 4, 1935 in Chicago, IL. Mars died at the age of 75 on Feb 12, 2011 in Granada Hills, CA .

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[holding a gun to his head]
Franz Liebkind: Soon, I shall be with mein Führer... and Himmler. I'm coming to join you boys!


Max Bialystock: Listen. Every night people are laughing at your beloved Fuhrer. Why?
Franz Liebkind: It's that L.S.D., und his verdampter "babies"!


Franz Liebkind: Gentlemen. Ve have here a technical problem. Hmm? I do not know if vat ve have here is ze quick burning fuse or ze slow buring fuse. Ja, ja, I must find zis out.
[snips dynamite fuse]
Franz Liebkind: Zis is critical.
[lights fuse with match]
Franz Liebkind: Ha ha ha, ja ja, you see zis? You see zis here vat I have told you? Yeah, zis is an example of smartness here. I have said that zis is ze quick fuse. Huh? And zis IS ze quick fuse.
[pause]
All: THE QUICK FUSE!
[explosion]


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Kenneth Mars Facts
Off-the-wall, over-the-top actor/farceur whose broad schtick was smartly utilized by 1970s directors Mel Brooks (The Producers (1968) and Young Frankenstein (1974)) and Peter Bogdanovich (What's Up, Doc? (1972)) in their best comedies to date.

Familiar face of the past 40 years, famous for his portrayal of a wide range of foreign characters. Best known for his roles as the laughable Nazi playwright Franz Liebkind in The Producers (1968) and the Police Inspector in Young Frankenstein (1974). Had regular role as Harry the Fireman in the short-lived Richard Benjamin/Paula Prentiss sitcom "He & She" (1967).

Father of Susannah Mars-Johnson and Rebecca Mars-Tipton. He has 6 grandchildren.

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