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  • Has a half sister named Robyn.
  • Daughter of Paula Kahn.
  • Graduated from Hofstra University on a drama scholarship.
  • According to 'Mel Brooks (I)', contrary to her public persona, she was quite shy and reserved in real life.
  • Won Broadway's 1993 Tony Award as Best Actress (Play) for Wendy Wasserstein's "The Sisters Rosensweig." She had previously been nominated for three other Tonys: in 1974, as Best Actress (Dramatic), for David Rabe's "In the Boom Boom Room;" in 1978 as Best Actress (Musical) for "On the Twentieth Century;" and in 1989 as Best Actress (Play) for playing the role of Billie Dawn in a revival of "Born Yesterday."
  • Graduate of Martin Van Buren High School (1960), Queens Village, Queens, New York.
  • Performed custom voice-over work for the "Gypsy" character in the PlayStation game "A Bug's Life" (1998). (source: game credits)
  • Father's name is Bernard Wolfson.
  • Aunt of Eliza Kahn.
  • Her performance as Lili von Shtupp in Blazing Saddles (1974) is ranked #74 on Premiere Magazine's 100 Greatest Performances of All Time (2006).
  • Sister of Jeffrey Kahn.
  • Operatically trained singer.
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