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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.

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  • 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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Carl Reiner, the legendary comedy actor, writer, director and producer, died Monday at the age of 98. Correspondent Mo Rocca talks with two of his longtime friends – TV producer Norman Lear, and actor Dick Van Dyke – about Reiner's extraordinary life and career, from creating classics like "The Dick ...

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Variety, 2020-06-30 22:27:20
Mel Brooks has paid an emotional tribute to his comedy partner and best friend Carl Reiner, who died Monday night at the age of 98. “Carl was a giant, unmatched in his contributions to entertainment,” Brooks said in a tweet. “He created comedy gems like ‘The Dick Van Dyke Show,’ ...

Carl Reiner, driving force in American comedy, dies at 98
CBS Entertainment Ne, 2020-06-30 14:45:10
Reiner rose to comedy's front ranks as creator of "The Dick Van Dyke Show" and straight man to Mel Brooks' "2000 Year Old Man."

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