Born: 6th June 1946, Glendale, California, U.S.
Even Robert Englund as Freddy needs a little help now and then, as depicted by Sergio Aragones in "A MAD Look At 'Nightmare On Elm Street'" (#274, October '87).
It was weird that it was "Freddy Kreuger" and not "Robert Englund" that got the above-the-title credit in the fake movie poster from writer Charlie Kadau and artist Greg Theakston. It ran as part of the first of two "Not Playing" one-pagers, with this one appearing in MAD #287 (June '89).
Robert Englund was just a few months away from appearing in Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare (no, of COURSE it wasn't his last time playing Freddy!) when he showed up with Michael Jackson in the splash panel for MAD's Edward Scissorhands parody. "Deadwood Scissorsham," written by Dick DeBartolo and illustrated by Angelo Torres for MAD #304 (July '91).