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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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Variety, 2018-05-25 19:36:21
Actor, comedian, writer, director, producer, composer and all-around Tinseltown treasure Mel Brooks has long owned an ocean-front beach house along a particularly plum stretch of sand in Malibu, Calif., he’d like to rent out for the months of July and August at a whopping $135,000 per month. The still-working nonagenarian ...

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Variety, 2018-05-08 13:00:14
It’s good to be the king, Mel Brooks famously joked in “History of the World: Part 1.” When it comes to the entertainment business, he was especially right. There’s never been a richer time to wear the crown at the media conglomerates that churn out the world’s most popular television ...

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TMZ, 2018-05-01 07:01:00
Burton Gilliam is best known for playing the clumsy cowboy, Lyle -- opposite Slim Pickens as Taggart -- in the 1974 Mel Brooks masterpiece "Blazing Saddles." Guess what he looks like now!

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