Carolyn Kane is an American actress and comedian.
Emmy-winning actress Carol Kane joins Gilbert and Frank to talk about the cinema of the 1970s, Oscar acceptance speeches, the generosity of Jack Nicholson, the inventiveness of Andy Kaufman and her admiration for (and friendship with) the legendary Bette Davis. Also, Bill Murray takes a beating, Mike Nichols performs a magic trick, Gilbert kibitzes with Charles Durning and Carol takes a (career-changing) call from Gene Wilder. PLUS: Fritz Feld! Defending "Ishtar"! Saluting Hal Ashby! "Harry and Walter Go to New York"! And Carol Kane fills in for...Carole King?? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Carol Kane (The Princess Bride, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt) chats with Chris about living in New York, getting her start as an actor and she talks about working with so many other comedy legends. Carol also talks about being in The Princess Bride, how different all her roles have been over the years and her new show Hunters on Amazon!
Show business paid off early for Carol Kane. She was in her first movie at age 17 and got an unexpected Academy Award nomination for Best Actress when she was 23. Carol tells Marc what it was like to break into the business working with directors like Mike Nichols, Hal Ashby and Sidney Lumet, and develop friendships with co-stars like Jack Nicholson, Diane Keaton and Ellen Burstyn. They also discuss her roles in beloved projects like Taxi, The Princess Bride and Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, as well as her new series with Al Pacino called Hunters. This episode is sponsored by Dave on FXX and SimpliSafe.
In this episode Ru and Michelle are joined by Carol Kane. They discuss ice chips, hoarders, payoffs, 30 Rock, Unbreakable Kimmie Schmidt, War Paint, Gene Wilder, and having a long career in show business.   This episode is sponsored by Loot Crate and Adam & Eve.
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Jun 18th, 1982
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6 hours, 17 minutes