Marty Feldman

Marty Feldman

Alan Martin «Marty» Feldman (Londres, 8 de julio de 1934 – Ciudad de México, 2 de diciembre de 1982) fue un escritor, comediante y actor inglés que protagonizó varias series de programas de humor británico de televisión, incluyendo el At Last the 1948 Show, y Marty, y que ganó dos premios BAFTA.
También actuó en varias películas como Young Frankenstein (El jovencito Frankenstein) donde encarnó al asistente jorobado Igor. Su rostro era notable por sus ojos saltones, una condición médica conocida como exoftalmia causada por una enfermedad tiroidea conocida como enfermedad de Graves.

  • Fecha de nacimiento: 1933-07-08
  • Falleció: 1982-12-02
  • Lugar de nacimiento: London , England , UK


From Wikipedia Martin Alan "Marty" Feldman (8 July 1934 – 2 December 1982) was an English comedy writer, comedian, and actor, easily identified by his bulbous and crooked eyes. He starred in several British television comedy series, including At Last the 1948 Show and Marty, the latter of which won two BAFTA awards. He was the first Saturn Award winner for Best Supporting Actor for his role in Young Frankenstein. On film, in Mel Brooks' Young Frankenstein (1974), he was Igor (pronounced "EYE-gore" – a comic response to Wilder's claim that "it's pronounced FRONK-EN-SHTEEN"). Many lines in Young Frankenstein were improvised. Gene Wilder says he had Feldman in mind when he wrote the part. At one point, Dr Frankenstein (Wilder) scolds Igor with the phrase, "Damn your eyes!" Feldman turns to the camera, points to his misaligned eyes with a grin and says, "Too late!" Feldman's performances on American television included The Dean Martin Show. In 1976, Feldman ventured into Italian cinema, starring with Barbara Bouchet in 40 gradi all'ombra del lenzuolo (Sex with a Smile), a sex comedy. He appeared in The Adventure of Sherlock Holmes' Smarter Brother and Mel Brooks' Silent Movie, as well as directing and starring in The Last Remake of Beau Geste. He guest-starred in the "Arabian Nights" episode of The Muppet Show with several Sesame Street characters, especially Cookie Monster with whom he shared a playful cameo comparing their eyes side by side.