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Mel Brooks

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Brooks attending a ceremony to receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, April 23, 2010

Melvin James "Mel" Brooks (né Kaminsky, born June 28, 1926) is an American film director, screenwriter, comedian, actor, producer, composer, and songwriter.

Fact file

  • Birth name: Melvin James Kaminsky
  • Born: June 28, 1926 (age 89) Brooklyn, New York City, New York, United States
  • Medium: Film, television, musical theatre
  • Years active: 1949–present
  • Genres: Farce, parody, musical comedy, satire, sketch comedy
  • Spouse: Florence Baum (m. 1953; div. 1962) Anne Bancroft (m. 1964; died 2005)
  • Children: 4; including Max
  • Notable works and roles: Get Smart The Producers Blazing Saddles Young Frankenstein History of the World, Part I Spaceballs

Read more about Mel Brooks at Wikipedia or at the Internet Movie Database

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Mel Brooks' Son Max Says Stay Home, Save My Dad from Coronavirus
TMZ, 2020-03-16 22:31:50
Mel Brooks and his very famous friends are counting on you to keep your ass at home during the coronavirus outbreak ... just ask Mel's son. Not that the virus is any laughing matter, but Max Brooks pretty hilariously illustrated why public health…

Mel Brooks' son doesn't want coronavirus to kill his dad — or any other comedy icons
LA Times Entertainme, 2020-03-16 21:37:26
Max Brooks is 47. His dad, Mel Brooks, is 93. In a darkly funny new video, they explain how social distancing could save a generation of comedy legends.

Joe Smith, who signed Grateful Dead, remembered as a rarity: 'A well-loved executive'
LA Times Entertainme, 2020-03-05 00:59:28
Record executive Joe Smith, who died in December at 91, was memorialized Tuesday by such entertainment luminaries as Don Henley, Clive Davis and Mel Brooks.

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