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Carol Kane is one of the most distinctive actresses working in movies today. Her role as a Jewish bride in Hester Street (1975) brought her an Oscar nomination. She also played Woody Allen's first wife in Annie Hall, Gene Wilder's Valentino-struck wife in The World's Greatest Lover (both 1977), and the terrorized baby-sitter in When a Stranger Calls (1979).

Best known on TV as Simka on the sitcom Taxi, Kane earned two Emmy Awards for her role playing the wife of Andy Kaufman's character, Latka.

Kane's additional film credits include Is This Trip Really Necessary?, Carnal Knowledge, The Last Detail, and Dog Day Afternoon," with Al Pacino.

Kane had supporting parts in such films as Racing With the Moon, Jumpin' Jack Flash, The Princess Bride, Ishtar, and Scrooged.

Recent credits include playing herself in Man On The Moon, a film about the life and career of comedian Andy Kaufman starring Jim Carrey, My First Mister with Albert Brooks and Leelee Sobieski, Jawbreakers, and Trees Lounge, written, directed and starring Steve Buscemi.

updated 01-Jan-2000


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