Kenneth Mars, who played Hitler-loving playwright in Mel Brooks' "The Producers," has died.


17 Responses to “Kenneth Mars, who played Hitler-loving playwright in Mel Brooks' "The Producers," has died.”

  1. Boba Fett Diop says:

    I don’t care how badly we need his play. I’m not wearing his damn armband!

  2. Jean-Luc Turbo says:

    I hadn’t realized that he was the one playing both characters. His approach, especially as the police inspector, had such an element of precise mathematics of movement.

  3. Nash Rambler says:

    Also was the voice of King Triton, Ariel’s father, in “The Little Mermaid.” God I love the entertainment industry. Ken, we’ll miss you.

  4. dross1260 says:

    ”To the lumber yard!” Thank you for all of your work.

  5. Pip_R_Lagenta says:

    Kenneth Mars first referred to the musical as “Springtime For You-Know-Who”, and I immediately thought “Springtime For Voldemort”. So, I googled “Springtime For Voldemort” and got seven thousand results. Boy! Original humor is hard.

  6. Anonymous says:

    Kenny was a family friend and a true prince. RIP

  7. Anonymous says:

    He was at his most hilarious improvising up a storm on Fernwood 2Nite with Martin Mull and Fred Willard in the late 1970′s.

  8. Anonymous says:

    One thousand internets to the anon who can identify the song they sing at 3:36.

    • Anonymous says:

      What a great performance! I loved him in that movie. The song they sing at 3:36 is Du, Du Leigst Mir im Herzen. Now where do I pick up my internets?

  9. MajorMattMason says:

    I’ll always remember him as Hugh Simon from “What’s Up, Doc?”. A truly funny man.

  10. Mo_Vengeance says:

    Wow, what timing. His “Producers” character was just the target of a comparison to Rahm Emanuel by oft-foot-chewing mayoral competitor Carol Moseley Braun.
    Oh whacky Chicago politics….

  11. InsertFingerHere says:

    “One afternoon, TWO COATS !!”

  12. Anonymous says:

    He was also Otto on Malcom in the Middle. He was often one of the funnier parts of that show.

  13. Anonymous says:

    You shut up! You are za audience! I am za author! I OUTRANK YOU!

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