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Mel Brooks

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Biography

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

In the news

Gary Beach, Who Won a Tony in 'The Producers,' Dies at 70
Billboard, 2018-07-18 22:20:48
Gary Beach, a Broadway and TV veteran whose portrayal of a truly terrible theater director in Mel Brooks’ monster hit The Producers won him a...

Alan Johnson, 81, ‘Springtime for Hitler’ Choreographer, Dies
NY Times Movies, 2018-07-12 16:13:19
A former dancer, Mr. Johnson collaborated with Mel Brooks on several movies and once asked him, “‘Oh my God, are we allowed to show this?”

The Moviegoer, June 3-9
LA Times Entertainme, 2018-06-01 13:00:00
TCM Big Screen Classics 50th anniversary of writer-director Mel Brooks’ wildly satiric The Producers stars Zero Mostel and Gene Wilder as the title duo whose wild idea to bilk investors with a sure-fire flop hits a snag when the show, “Springtime for Hitler,” becomes an unexpected hit. Fathom Events,...

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