Rumor has it that Cloris Leachman auditioned several times and was TURNED DOWN to reprise her role in the Broadway musical version of Young Frankentein.
Allegedly, Mel Brooks was concerned that if Ms. Leachman played Frau Blücher on the Broadway stage, the show would become all about her.
As much as I would LOVE to see Ms. Leachman as Frau Blücher live and in person, these clips from the Comedy Central Roast of Bob Sagat prove one thing - - Mel Brooks was right.
She's 82 years old, folks. This is why it blows that we celebrate youth in our culture and not age. That woman knows how it's done!!!
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