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Oversexed German cabaret-type singer played by Madeline Kahn in Mel Brooks' classic Western parody ''[http://us.imdb.com/Title?0071230 Blazing Saddles]'' (1974). She vamps her way through "I'm Tired" ([http://www.fakebands.com/tiredlyrics.html lyrics]).
 
Oversexed German cabaret-type singer played by Madeline Kahn in Mel Brooks' classic Western parody ''[http://us.imdb.com/Title?0071230 Blazing Saddles]'' (1974). She vamps her way through "I'm Tired" ([http://www.fakebands.com/tiredlyrics.html lyrics]).
  
She's a parody of [[Marlene Dietrich]]. Probably even a specific parody of Dietrich's appearance in the 1939 western, ''[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1hf5O4sQuvA Destry Rides Again ]''.
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She's a parody of [[Marlene Dietrich]], and even a specific parody of Dietrich's appearance in the 1939 western, ''[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1hf5O4sQuvA Destry Rides Again ]''. However, Kahn had other influences in mind:
  
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Everything I've ever done in the movies, I've drawn from my work on the stage, whether it's been in plays, or in opera, or concerts, or anything like that. Even ''Blazing Saddles'', I based entirely on my knowledge of Kurt Weill, really, more than anything else. I mean, I looked at a Marlene Dietrich movie or two because Mel wanted me to. But really, ''my'' contribution had to do with ''my'' feelings about Kurt Weill.
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- ''Madeline Kahn: Being the Music, A Life'' by William V. Madison, Univ. Press of Mississippi, 2015.
  
  

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Oversexed German cabaret-type singer played by Madeline Kahn in Mel Brooks' classic Western parody Blazing Saddles (1974). She vamps her way through "I'm Tired" (lyrics).

She's a parody of Marlene Dietrich, and even a specific parody of Dietrich's appearance in the 1939 western, Destry Rides Again . However, Kahn had other influences in mind:

Everything I've ever done in the movies, I've drawn from my work on the stage, whether it's been in plays, or in opera, or concerts, or anything like that. Even Blazing Saddles, I based entirely on my knowledge of Kurt Weill, really, more than anything else. I mean, I looked at a Marlene Dietrich movie or two because Mel wanted me to. But really, my contribution had to do with my feelings about Kurt Weill.

- Madeline Kahn: Being the Music, A Life by William V. Madison, Univ. Press of Mississippi, 2015.