Monday, 6 April 2015

Celebrity dermatologist parodied on 'Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt' dies


Dr. Fredric Brandt, the celebrity dermatologist and plastic surgeon parodied by Martin Short on an episode of Netflix's Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, has died of an apparent suicide at his home in Florida, according to multiple reports. He was 65.

Brandt's publicist confirmed his death Monday to the New York Post. A pioneer in cosmetic dermatology who helped steer the use of botulinum toxin (botox) and collagen fillers through FDA approval, was also a lecturer and radio host who counted Madonna among his clients.

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Short cameoed as Sidney Grant (which he pronounces "Frampf"), a plastic surgeon whose face was so smoothed and frozen that it drastically affected his speech, on the Netflix show that debuted in March. Kimmy Schmidt (Ellie Kemper) and Jacqueline Voorhees (Jane Krakowski) Grant, who suggests Kimmy get rid of her "scream lines" via an entire face transplant. Read more...

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