Carl Reiner: US comedy star dies at 98

Carl Reiner

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Carl Reiner, who helped create The Dick Van Dyke Show and acted in movies like Ocean’s Eleven, has died aged 98.

The prolific author, comic, director and actor additionally directed a number of movies together with Steve Martin automobiles The Jerk (1979) and All of Me (1984).

He was in 2001’s Ocean’s Eleven and its two sequels as conman Saul Bloom, and had a double act with Mel Brooks.

He died of pure causes on Monday at his house in Beverly Hills, his assistant Judy Nagy confirmed.

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Reiner and Brooks have been buddies and colleagues for many years

Reiner additionally acted in movies akin to The Russians Are Coming, The Russians Are Coming (1966).

He was a detailed pal of fellow sketchwriter Brooks, and the pair discovered a brand new viewers with their 2000 Year Old Man routines, which spawned books and an animated TV particular.

Reiner’s agent just lately posted an image of the pair supporting the Black Lives Matter motion together with Reiner’s daughter.

In his 90s, nearly day by day in Beverly Hills, Reiner met with Brooks, after they each misplaced their wives, and they’d sit on Reiner’s couch watching motion pictures, telling jokes and recalling a lifetime of comedy.

Reiner began appearing within the US military throughout World War Two. In the 1950s, fellow writers on Your Show of Shows included Brooks and Neil Simon, creating a mixture of silliness and satire.

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Carl and his son Rob Reiner

He received a number of Emmys writing and producing the Dick Van Dyke Show, by which he performed temperamental selection present host Alan Brady, the boss of Van Dyke’s character, Rob Petrie.

A reprisal of his Alan Brady position three many years later, for a visitor activate the 1990s sitcom Mad About You, earned Reiner one other Emmy.

His directing credit included 1977 comedy movie Oh God!, starring George Burns, and extra Steve Martin movies together with Dead Men Don’t Wear Plaid and The Man with Two Brains.

Reiner additionally starred on Broadway and wrote many books, together with a number of for kids.

He was nonetheless doing voice roles in his 90s and had a key position in a documentary about individuals who maintain busy into their tenth decade, titled If You’re Not within the Obit, Eat Breakfast.

Reiner as soon as wrote in his e book My Anecdotal Life: “Inviting people to laugh at you while you are laughing at yourself is a good thing to do. You may be the fool but you are the fool in charge.”

Tributes have been paid by stars together with William Shatner and Rosanna Arquette.

He leaves three kids, artist Annie, artist Lucas and actor and director Rob Reiner – behind the likes of This is Spinal Tap, The Princess Bride, Stand By Me, A Few Good Men and When Harry Met Sally.

Reiner’s spouse of 64 years, Estelle, died in 2008.

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