Kenneth Mars: 1935-2011

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  1. spiritprime

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    I'm probably really late for the party, but I had no idea about this until right about now.

    Kenneth Mars died of pancreatic cancer on February 12th 2011 in his home in California, aged 75. He was survived by his wife of 34 years, Barbara Newborn, his two daughters Susannah Mars-Johnson and Rebecca Mars-Tipton and his 6 grandchildren.

    Many people would remember him for his acting role of the insane Nazi playwright Franz Liebkind in 1968's The Producers, and the relentless Police Inspector Hans Wilhelm Fredrich Kemp in 1974's Young Frankenstein. However, children would remember him as playing the voice of King Triton in The Little Mermaid, Grandpa Longneck in the Land Before Time series, and Professor Screweyes in We're Back! A Dinosaur's Story.

    Rest in peace, Kenneth Mars. You will not be forgotten.