Carl Reiner Dead at 98, Mel Brooks Pays Tribute to His Best Friend

Carl Reiner Dead at 98, Mel Brooks Pays Tribute to His Best Friend

He was also an actor. His scripts were never just funny, they always had something to say about us.— Dick Van Dyke (@iammrvandy) June 30, 2020
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Carl Reiner, one of the most prolific entertainers in the history of show business has died …  We’re told his family was with him when he passed. ❤️

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12:08 PM PT — Dick Van Dyke just paid tribute to Reiner … Where to begin? Carl played the role of a very temperamental comedian — Alan Brady — who terrorized Dick Van Dyke’s character and the other writers. Carl was 98. that’s 70 years of friendship. pic.twitter.com/QbycBcRzFo— Mel Brooks (@MelBrooks) June 30, 2020
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They met in 1950 … He was also a Grammy winner. they remember Carl best for “The Dick Van Dyke Show,” which he created and starred in. TMZ has learned. He was also a director. He won 9 Emmys in over 7 decades. Carl appeared on lots of hit TV shows, including “Two and a Half Men,” “Hot in Cleveland” and “House.” He was also in “Ocean’s 11” and “Ocean’s Thirteen.”

We last talked to him in 2013, leaving “Jimmy Kimmel Live.”

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Reiner received the prestigious Mark Twain Prize for American Humor back in 2000. The legendary actor said Reiner had a “deeper understanding of the human condition” in a warm tribute. Definitely like father like son. you may have caught Carl in “Toy Story 4.”

For most people … Kind, gentle, compassionate, empathetic and wise. Oh, and there was this new actress Carl cast for Dick’s wife — Mary Tyler Moore. calling him his idol. Did we mention one of his three kids is Rob Reiner? He had a deeper understanding of the human condition, than I think even he was aware of. Carl’s wife, Estelle, whom he married in 1943, died in 2008. Carl made a best-selling album with Mel Brooks called “The 2000 Year Old Man” which earned a Grammy nomination and sparked his writing career. There were other smash hits, including directing “Oh God” with George Burns and “The Jerk” with Steve Martin. Reiner was a producer. Well, for all you youngins’ … 6/30/2020 2:25 PM PT

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2:23 PM PT — Mel Brooks also just paid tribute to Reiner, calling him a giant whose contributions to the entertainment industry is unmatched. RIP

Originally Published — 6:01 AM PT My idol, Carl Reiner, wrote about the human comedy. We’re told Reiner died Monday night at his Beverly Hills home. He has more than 400 credits. He worked with Martin on several movies, including “Dead Men Don’t Wear Plaid,” “Man with Two Brains” and “All of Me.”

Reiner appeared in a bunch of TV shows and movies, including “The Russians are Coming, The Russians are Coming,” and “Enter Laughing.”

The directing credits are endless — “Summer Rental” with John Candy, “Summer School” with Mark Harmon, “That Old Feeling” with Bette Midler and “Sibling Rivalry” with Kirstie Alley and Carrie Fisher.