Actor Kenneth Mars dead at 75

Feb. 15, 2011 at 5:41 PM
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LOS ANGELES, Feb. 15 (UPI) -- Film and television actor Kenneth Mars has died of pancreatic cancer at his home in Granada Hills, Calif., his family said. He was 75.

Mars's film credits include Mel Brooks's comedy classics "Young Frankenstein" and "The Producers," as well as Peter Bogdanovich's "What's Up, Doc?" and Woody Allen's "Radio Days" and "Shadows and Fog," The Hollywood Reporter said Tuesday.

The Chicago native also appeared on the TV shows "Malcolm in the Middle," "Fernwood Tonight," "America Tonight" and "He & She."

Among his voice-over jobs were "The Jetsons," "The Flintstones Kids," "The Little Mermaid," "Duckman," "Life With Louie" and "The Land Before Time" series.

The Hollywood Reporter said funeral services for Mars will be private, but donations in his memory may be made to Smile Train in Washington D.C.

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