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Alex Karras was born on July 15, 1935 in Gary, Indiana, USA as Alexander George Karras. He was an actor and producer, known for Webster (1983), Blazing Saddles (1974) and Victor Victoria (1982). He was married to Susan Clark and Ivalyn Joan Jurgensen. He died on October 10, 2012 in Los Angeles, California, USA.  See full bio on IMDb »

Mel Brooks -- Alex Karras Didn't Fart on 'Blazing Saddles'

Mel Brooks
Alex Karras Didn't Fart on 'Blazing Saddles'

Alex Karras was no method actor when it came to farting ... this according to Alex's "Blazing Saddles" director Mel Brooks. Alex -- who passed away earlier this month -- played Mongo in Mel's 1974… READ MORE >

Alex Karras Dead -- 'Blazing Saddles' Star Dies at 77

Alex Karras
Dead at 77

NFL great Alex Karras -- who also played Mongo in "Blazing Saddles" -- died this morning after suffering kidney failure ... this according to a family spokesperson. Karras had been battling a… READ MORE >

- 2289 days ago
'Blazing Saddles' Star Alex Karras Suffers Kidney Failure -- Days to Live

'Blazing Saddles' Star
Suffers Kidney Failure, Days to Live

Alex Karras -- a former NFL superstar turned huge comedy actor -- suffered kidney failure in the last two weeks ... and doctors believe he only has a few days to live.  The 77-year-old has… READ MORE >

- 2291 days ago
'Blazing Saddles' Star Alex Karras Sues NFL -- I Have Dementia

'Blazing Saddles' Star
Sues NFL -- I Have Dementia

Former Detroit Lions star Alex Karras -- the guy who played Mongo in "Blazing Saddles" -- says he now suffers from dementia ... and blames the NFL for not properly protecting him from concussions… READ MORE >

- 2470 days ago
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