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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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John Morris, Composer for Mel Brooks’s Films, Dies at 91
NY Times Music, 2018-01-29 01:00:31
Mr. Morris’s long list of movie, theater and television credits included the melodies to the songs “Springtime for Hitler” and “Blazing Saddles.”

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Variety, 2018-01-28 22:03:04
John Morris, Oscar-nominated, Emmy-winning composer for many of the classic Mel Brooks comedies including “Blazing Saddles” and “Young Frankenstein,” died Thursday at his home in Red Hook, N.Y. He was 91. Morris was Oscar-nominated for co-writing, with Brooks, the title song for “Blazing Saddles” – a sendup of classic movie ...

Inga in 'Young Frankenstein' 'Memba Her?!
TMZ, 2018-01-19 08:01:00
Teri Garr is best known for playing the buxom lab assistant Inga -- opposite Gene Wilder and Cloris Leachman -- in the 1974 Mel Brooks masterpiece 'Young Frankenstein.' Guess what she looks like now!

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