Marty Feldman

Marty Feldman
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Marty Feldman Biography

Martin Alan "Marty" Feldman (8 July 1934 – 2 December 1982) was an English writer, comedian and actor, notable for his bulging eyes, which were the result of a thyroid condition known as Graves' Disease.

Feldman was born in London's East End, the son of Jewish immigrants from Kiev. His memory of childhood is that it was "solitary". Leaving school at 15, he worked at the Dreamland fun fair in Margate. By the age of 20 he had decided to pursue a career as a comedian.

In 1954, Feldman formed a writing partnership with Barry Took. For British television, they wrote situation comedies such as The Army Game, Bootsie and Snudge, and most notably the ground-breaking BBC radio show Round the Horne, which starred Kenneth Horne and Kenneth Williams. This put Feldman and Took "in the front rank of comedy writers" (Dennis Norden). Read Full Bio >>

Marty Feldman Awards

1977 Golden Globes, USA Best Motion Picture Actor in a Supporting Role Silent Movie (1976). Nominated
1976 Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA Best Supporting Actor Young Frankenstein (1974). Won
1969 BAFTA Awards Best Light Entertainment Performance "Marty" (1968). Won