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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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Buck Henry, Who Helped Create ‘Get Smart’ and Adapt ‘The Graduate,’ Dies at 89
NY Times Movies, 2020-01-09 21:49:11
An unassuming screenwriter and actor, Mr. Henry thought up quirky characters with Mel Brooks and inhabited many more on “Saturday Night Live.”

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Variety, 2020-01-08 16:00:57
Mel Brooks is bringing the musical stage version of his iconic film “Young Frankenstein” to ABC. Brooks will produce the ABC version, with casting and an airdate to be announced at a later date. This will mark just the second live musical that ABC has staged, following the successful live ...

AFI Awards: Mel Brooks praises 'Jojo Rabbit' as Brad Pitt and Leonardo DiCaprio reunite
USA Today Movies, 2020-01-04 01:18:53
Brad Pitt, Saoirse Ronan and Martin Scorsese were among celebs who gathered for Friday's AFI Awards, which honored the best films and movies of 2019.        

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