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Melvin James Kaminsky (Kaye)

Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, USA
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Son of Max "Aharon Mordechai" Kaminsky and Kate Brookman
Widower of Anne Bancroft
Ex-husband of <private> Kaminsky (Baum)
Father of Private User; <private> Kaminsky; <private> Kaminsky and <private> Kaminsky
Brother of Irving Kaminsky Kaye; Leonard Kaminsky and Bernard Kaye

Occupation: Film director, screenwriter, composer, lyricist, comedian, actor, and producer
Managed by: Private User
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About Mel Brooks

Melvin Kaminsky, better known by his stage name Mel Brooks, is an American film director, screenwriter, composer, lyricist, comedian, actor, and producer. He is best known as a creator of broad film farces and comic parodies. Brooks is a member of the short list of entertainers with the distinction of having won an Emmy, a Grammy, an Oscar, and a Tony award. Three of his films ranked in the Top 20 on the American Film Institute's list of the Top 100 comedy films of all-time: Blazing Saddles, The Producers and Young Frankenstein.

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June 28, 1926
Brooklyn, New York, USA