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Carl Reiner

Hebrew: קרל ריינר
Birthdate:
Birthplace: The Bronx, New York, United States
Death: June 29, 2020 (98)
Immediate Family:

Son of Irving Usher Reiner and Bessie Reiner
Husband of Estelle Reiner
Father of Rob Reiner; Private and Private
Brother of Charles Reiner

Managed by: Adam Robert Brown
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About Carl Reiner

Carl Reiner (born March 20, 1922)[1] is an American stand-up comedian, actor, director, producer, writer and voice artist. He has won nine Emmy Awards and one Grammy Award during his career. Contents [show] Early life[edit]

Reiner was born in the Bronx, New York on March 20, 1922, the son of Irving, who was a watchmaker, and Bessie (née Mathias) Reiner.[2] His parents were Jewish immigrants, his father from Romania and his mother from Austria.[3] When he was sixteen, his older brother Charlie read in the New York Daily News about a free dramatic workshop being put on by the Works Progress Administration and told him about it. His uncle, Harry Mathias, was the first entertainer in his family.[4] He had been working as a machinist repairing sewing machines. He credits Charlie with changing his career plans.[5] Career[edit]

Reiner at the Emmy Awards in September 1989 Reiner performed in several Broadway musicals, including Inside U.S.A., and Alive and Kicking, and had the lead role in Call Me Mister. In 1950, he was cast by producer Max Leibman in Sid Caesar's Your Show of Shows, appearing on air in skits while also working alongside writers such as Mel Brooks and Neil Simon. He also worked on Caesar's Hour with Brooks, Simon, Larry Gelbart, Mel Tolkin, Mike Stewart, Aaron Ruben, Sheldon Keller and Gary Belkin. Starting in 1960, on The Steve Allen Show, Reiner teamed with Mel Brooks as a comedy duo. Their performances on stage and television included Reiner playing the straight man to Brooks' 2000 Year Old Man character. The routine eventually expanded into a series of five comedy albums and a 1975 animated TV special. In 1959, Reiner developed a television pilot, Head of the Family, based on his own personal and professional life. However, the network didn't like Reiner in the lead role. In 1961, it was recast and retitled The Dick Van Dyke Show, and became an iconic series, making stars of his lead actors Dick Van Dyke and Mary Tyler Moore. In addition to writing many of the episodes, Reiner occasionally appeared as temperamental show host "Alan Brady", who ruthlessly browbeats his brother-in-law (played by Richard Deacon). The show ran from 1961 to 1966. In 1966, he co-starred in the Norman Jewison film The Russians Are Coming, The Russians Are Coming. Reiner began his directing career on the Van Dyke show. After that show ended its run, Reiner's first film feature was an adaptation of Joseph Stein's play Enter Laughing (1967), which in turn was based on Reiner's semi-autobiographical 1958 novel of the same name. Balancing writing, directing, producing, and acting, Reiner has worked on a wide range of films and television programs. Films from his early directing career included the cult comedy Where's Poppa? (1970), starring George Segal and Ruth Gordon, Oh, God! (1977) with George Burns and The Jerk (1979) with Steve Martin. Reiner played a large role in the early career of Steve Martin, by directing and co-writing four films for the comedian: The Jerk in 1979, Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid in 1982, The Man with Two Brains in 1983, and All of Me in 1984. Reiner also appeared in both The Jerk and Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid.

Reiner with Goldie Hawn in 1970 In 1989, he directed Bert Rigby, You're a Fool. In 1990 he narrated the Grimm children's story "The Musicians of Bremen" (music by Bernard Rogers) for a CD of classical music for children. In 2000, Reiner was honored with the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor. A year later, he played thief and con man Saul Bloom in Steven Soderbergh's remake of Ocean's Eleven and has reprised that role in its sequels, Ocean's Twelve and Ocean's Thirteen. In 2004, Reiner voiced Sarmoti in Father of the Pride. Reiner is the author of several books, including his 2004 memoir, My Anecdotal Life: A Memoir, and novels such as 2006's NNNNN: A Novel. In American Film, Reiner expressed his philosophy on writing comedy: "You have to imagine yourself as not somebody very special but somebody very ordinary. If you imagine yourself as somebody really normal and if it makes you laugh, it's going to make everybody laugh. If you think of yourself as something very special, you'll end up a pedant and a bore. If you start thinking about what's funny, you won't be funny, actually. It's like walking. How do you walk? If you start thinking about it, you'll trip." In May 2009, he guest-starred as a clinic patient on the season finale of House. Reiner also lent his voice to the character of Santa Claus in the NBC Christmas special Merry Madagascar in November 2009 and reprised his role as Santa in The Penguins of Madagascar holiday special "The All Nighter Before Christmas. In December 2009, Reiner guest-starred as a television producer on the CBS sitcom Two and a Half Men. In June 2010, Reiner guest starred in TV Land's new series "Hot in Cleveland" as Elka Ostrovsky's date and reprised the role in July 2010. Reiner also made appearances on The Cleveland Show as Murray and wrote the story for the episode "Your Show of Shows", named after the program that started his career. Reiner reprised his role on Two and a Half Men in October 2013 and once more in January 2014. Personal life[edit]

Reiner on the set of Good Heavens in 1976 On December 24, 1943, Reiner married singer Estelle Lebost. The two were married 64 years until her death in 2008. At the time of the marriage, Reiner was 21 and she was 29. Estelle delivered the line "I'll have what she's having" in the deli scene of their son Rob's 1989 film When Harry Met Sally.[1] She died on October 25, 2008, at age 94.[6] Reiner is the father of actor and director Rob Reiner (b. 1947), poet, playwright and author Sylvia Anne (Annie) Reiner (b. 1957), and painter,[7] actor, and director Lucas Reiner (b. 1960).[1][8] Reiner has described himself as a Jewish atheist.[3] He says, "I have a very different take on who God is. Man invented God because he needed him. God is us."[9][10] Bibliography[edit]

Enter Laughing (1958) 2000 Years With: Carl Reiner & Mel Brooks (with Mel Brooks, 1960) All Kinds of Love (1993) Continue Laughing (1995) How Paul Robeson Saved My Life (and Other Mostly Happy Stories) (1999) The 2000 Year-Old Man in the Year 2000: The Book (1999) My Anecdotal Life: A Memoir (2003) NNNNN: A Novel (2006) Tell Me Another Scary Story... But Not Too Scary! (with James Bennett) (2009) Just Desserts: A Novellelah (2009) Tell Me a Silly Story (with James Bennett) (2010) I Remember Me (2012) I Just Remembered! (2014) As screenwriter[edit]

The Thrill of It All (1963) The Art of Love (1965) Enter Laughing (with Joseph Stein, 1967) The Comic (with Aaron Ruben, 1968) Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid (with Steve Martin and George Gipe, 1982) The Man with Two Brains (with Steve Martin and George Gipe, 1983) Bert Rigby, You're a Fool (1989) As director[edit]

Enter Laughing (1967) The Comic (1969) Where's Poppa? (1970) Oh, God! (1977) The One and Only (1978) The Jerk (1979) Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid (1982) The Man with Two Brains (1983) All of Me (1984) Summer Rental (1985) Summer School (1987) Bert Rigby, You're a Fool (1989) Sibling Rivalry (1990) Fatal Instinct (1993) That Old Feeling (1997) Plays[edit] Something Different (1967) Television[edit]

Your Show of Shows (1950–54) Caesar's Hour (1954–1957) The Dinah Shore Chevy Show (1959–1960) The Comedy Spot (1960) The Dick Van Dyke Show (1961–66, also Creator) The Judy Garland Show (1963) The New Dick Van Dyke Show (1971–1974) Lotsa Luck (1973) (also Creator) The Dick Van Dyke Show Revisited (2004) The Bernie Mac Show (2001–2006) Two and a Half Men (2009–2014) Hot in Cleveland (2010–2012) Parks and Recreation (2012) Acting credits[edit]

Your Show of Shows (1950–1954) (TV) Caesar's Hour (1954–1957) (TV) The Sid Caesar Show (1958) (TV) The Gazebo (1959) Gidget Goes Hawaiian (1961) It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World (1963) The Russians Are Coming, the Russians Are Coming (1966) The Dick Van Dyke Show (1961–1966) (TV) The 2000 Year Old Man (1975) (TV) Good Heavens (1976) (TV) Oh, God! (1977) The End (1978) Free Country (1978) (TV) The Jerk (1979) Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid (1982) The Spirit of '76 (1990) Mad About You (1995) (TV) The Right To Remain Silent (1996) (TV) Slums of Beverly Hills (1998) King of the Hill (1997–2000) (TV) Ocean's Eleven (2001) The Bernie Mac Show (2002) (TV) Ally McBeal (2002) (TV) Crossing Jordan (2002) (TV) Ocean's Twelve (2004) Father of the Pride (2004) (TV) Boston Legal (2005) (TV) Ocean's Thirteen (2007) House M.D. (2008) (TV) Two and a Half Men (2009–2014) (TV) Merry Madagascar (2009) (TV) The Penguins of Madagascar (2010) (TV) Hot in Cleveland (2010–2012) (TV) The Cleveland Show (2010–2011) (TV) Parks and Recreation (2012) (TV) Dumbbells (2014) Other[edit] Carl Reiner: An American Film Institute Seminar on His Work, Microfilming Corporation of America, (1977)* Faerie Tale Theatre Pinocchio (1984) – Geppetto Gerald McBoing Boing and Other Heroes (compact disc) The Musicians of Bremen (1991) - Narrator World War Z – Max Brooks (2007) Accolades[edit]

Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6421 Hollywood Blvd Primetime Emmy Awards[edit] 1954: Best Series Supporting Actor for "Your Show of Shows" NBC – Nominee 1956: Best Actor in a Supporting Role for "Caesar's Hour" NBC – Nominee 1957: Best Supporting Performance by an Actor for Caesar's Hour NBC – Winner 1958: Best Continuing Supporting Performance by an Actor in a Dramatic or Comedy Series for Caesar's Hour NBC – Winner 1962: Outstanding Writing Achievement in Comedy for The Dick Van Dyke Show CBS – Winner 1963: Outstanding Writing Achievement in Comedy for The Dick Van Dyke Show CBS – Winner 1964: Outstanding Writing Achievement in Comedy or Variety for The Dick Van Dyke Show (Shared with Sam Denoff and Bill Persky)CBS – Winner 1965: Outstanding Program Achievements in Entertainment for The Dick Van Dyke Show CBS – Winner 1966: Special Classifications of Individual Achievements for voices in "Linus The Lionhearted" CBS – Nominee 1966: Outstanding Comedy Series for The Dick Van Dyke Show CBS – Winner 1967: Outstanding Writing Achievement in Variety for The Sid Caesar, Imogene Coca, Carl Reiner and Howard Morris Special (Shared with Mel Brooks, Sam Denoff, Bill Persky and Mel Tolkin) CBS – Winner 1995: Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series for Mad About You: "The Alan Brady Show" NBC – Winner[11] Others[edit] Grammy Award nomination, 1960, (2000 Years with Carl Reiner and Mel Brooks) Grammy Award (The 2000 Year Old Man in the Year 2000) Elected to Emmy Award Hall of Fame Elected to Television Hall of Fame in 1999 [12] Grammy nomination for best spoken word album, 2001 (Letters from the Earth: Uncensored Writings from Mark Twain)

About קרל ריינר (עברית)

קרל ריינר, קומיקאי, שחקן, במאי, כותב ואמן קול. זכה בתשעה פרסי אמי וגראמי אחד בקריירה שלו. נולד בניו יורק ב-20 במרץ 1922. אין מידע נוסף בעברית לגביו.


Carl Reiner (born March 20, 1922)[1] is an American stand-up comedian, actor, director, producer, writer and voice artist. He has won nine Emmy Awards and one Grammy Award during his career. Contents [show] Early life[edit]

Reiner was born in the Bronx, New York on March 20, 1922, the son of Irving, who was a watchmaker, and Bessie (née Mathias) Reiner.[2] His parents were Jewish immigrants, his father from Romania and his mother from Austria.[3] When he was sixteen, his older brother Charlie read in the New York Daily News about a free dramatic workshop being put on by the Works Progress Administration and told him about it. His uncle, Harry Mathias, was the first entertainer in his family.[4] He had been working as a machinist repairing sewing machines. He credits Charlie with changing his career plans.[5] Career[edit]

Reiner at the Emmy Awards in September 1989 Reiner performed in several Broadway musicals, including Inside U.S.A., and Alive and Kicking, and had the lead role in Call Me Mister. In 1950, he was cast by producer Max Leibman in Sid Caesar's Your Show of Shows, appearing on air in skits while also working alongside writers such as Mel Brooks and Neil Simon. He also worked on Caesar's Hour with Brooks, Simon, Larry Gelbart, Mel Tolkin, Mike Stewart, Aaron Ruben, Sheldon Keller and Gary Belkin. Starting in 1960, on The Steve Allen Show, Reiner teamed with Mel Brooks as a comedy duo. Their performances on stage and television included Reiner playing the straight man to Brooks' 2000 Year Old Man character. The routine eventually expanded into a series of five comedy albums and a 1975 animated TV special. In 1959, Reiner developed a television pilot, Head of the Family, based on his own personal and professional life. However, the network didn't like Reiner in the lead role. In 1961, it was recast and retitled The Dick Van Dyke Show, and became an iconic series, making stars of his lead actors Dick Van Dyke and Mary Tyler Moore. In addition to writing many of the episodes, Reiner occasionally appeared as temperamental show host "Alan Brady", who ruthlessly browbeats his brother-in-law (played by Richard Deacon). The show ran from 1961 to 1966. In 1966, he co-starred in the Norman Jewison film The Russians Are Coming, The Russians Are Coming. Reiner began his directing career on the Van Dyke show. After that show ended its run, Reiner's first film feature was an adaptation of Joseph Stein's play Enter Laughing (1967), which in turn was based on Reiner's semi-autobiographical 1958 novel of the same name. Balancing writing, directing, producing, and acting, Reiner has worked on a wide range of films and television programs. Films from his early directing career included the cult comedy Where's Poppa? (1970), starring George Segal and Ruth Gordon, Oh, God! (1977) with George Burns and The Jerk (1979) with Steve Martin. Reiner played a large role in the early career of Steve Martin, by directing and co-writing four films for the comedian: The Jerk in 1979, Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid in 1982, The Man with Two Brains in 1983, and All of Me in 1984. Reiner also appeared in both The Jerk and Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid.

Reiner with Goldie Hawn in 1970 In 1989, he directed Bert Rigby, You're a Fool. In 1990 he narrated the Grimm children's story "The Musicians of Bremen" (music by Bernard Rogers) for a CD of classical music for children. In 2000, Reiner was honored with the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor. A year later, he played thief and con man Saul Bloom in Steven Soderbergh's remake of Ocean's Eleven and has reprised that role in its sequels, Ocean's Twelve and Ocean's Thirteen. In 2004, Reiner voiced Sarmoti in Father of the Pride. Reiner is the author of several books, including his 2004 memoir, My Anecdotal Life: A Memoir, and novels such as 2006's NNNNN: A Novel. In American Film, Reiner expressed his philosophy on writing comedy: "You have to imagine yourself as not somebody very special but somebody very ordinary. If you imagine yourself as somebody really normal and if it makes you laugh, it's going to make everybody laugh. If you think of yourself as something very special, you'll end up a pedant and a bore. If you start thinking about what's funny, you won't be funny, actually. It's like walking. How do you walk? If you start thinking about it, you'll trip." In May 2009, he guest-starred as a clinic patient on the season finale of House. Reiner also lent his voice to the character of Santa Claus in the NBC Christmas special Merry Madagascar in November 2009 and reprised his role as Santa in The Penguins of Madagascar holiday special "The All Nighter Before Christmas. In December 2009, Reiner guest-starred as a television producer on the CBS sitcom Two and a Half Men. In June 2010, Reiner guest starred in TV Land's new series "Hot in Cleveland" as Elka Ostrovsky's date and reprised the role in July 2010. Reiner also made appearances on The Cleveland Show as Murray and wrote the story for the episode "Your Show of Shows", named after the program that started his career. Reiner reprised his role on Two and a Half Men in October 2013 and once more in January 2014. Personal life[edit]

Reiner on the set of Good Heavens in 1976 On December 24, 1943, Reiner married singer Estelle Lebost. The two were married 64 years until her death in 2008. At the time of the marriage, Reiner was 21 and she was 29. Estelle delivered the line "I'll have what she's having" in the deli scene of their son Rob's 1989 film When Harry Met Sally.[1] She died on October 25, 2008, at age 94.[6] Reiner is the father of actor and director Rob Reiner (b. 1947), poet, playwright and author Sylvia Anne (Annie) Reiner (b. 1957), and painter,[7] actor, and director Lucas Reiner (b. 1960).[1][8] Reiner has described himself as a Jewish atheist.[3] He says, "I have a very different take on who God is. Man invented God because he needed him. God is us."[9][10] Bibliography[edit]

Enter Laughing (1958) 2000 Years With: Carl Reiner & Mel Brooks (with Mel Brooks, 1960) All Kinds of Love (1993) Continue Laughing (1995) How Paul Robeson Saved My Life (and Other Mostly Happy Stories) (1999) The 2000 Year-Old Man in the Year 2000: The Book (1999) My Anecdotal Life: A Memoir (2003) NNNNN: A Novel (2006) Tell Me Another Scary Story... But Not Too Scary! (with James Bennett) (2009) Just Desserts: A Novellelah (2009) Tell Me a Silly Story (with James Bennett) (2010) I Remember Me (2012) I Just Remembered! (2014) As screenwriter[edit]

The Thrill of It All (1963) The Art of Love (1965) Enter Laughing (with Joseph Stein, 1967) The Comic (with Aaron Ruben, 1968) Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid (with Steve Martin and George Gipe, 1982) The Man with Two Brains (with Steve Martin and George Gipe, 1983) Bert Rigby, You're a Fool (1989) As director[edit]

Enter Laughing (1967) The Comic (1969) Where's Poppa? (1970) Oh, God! (1977) The One and Only (1978) The Jerk (1979) Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid (1982) The Man with Two Brains (1983) All of Me (1984) Summer Rental (1985) Summer School (1987) Bert Rigby, You're a Fool (1989) Sibling Rivalry (1990) Fatal Instinct (1993) That Old Feeling (1997) Plays[edit] Something Different (1967) Television[edit]

Your Show of Shows (1950–54) Caesar's Hour (1954–1957) The Dinah Shore Chevy Show (1959–1960) The Comedy Spot (1960) The Dick Van Dyke Show (1961–66, also Creator) The Judy Garland Show (1963) The New Dick Van Dyke Show (1971–1974) Lotsa Luck (1973) (also Creator) The Dick Van Dyke Show Revisited (2004) The Bernie Mac Show (2001–2006) Two and a Half Men (2009–2014) Hot in Cleveland (2010–2012) Parks and Recreation (2012) Acting credits[edit]

Your Show of Shows (1950–1954) (TV) Caesar's Hour (1954–1957) (TV) The Sid Caesar Show (1958) (TV) The Gazebo (1959) Gidget Goes Hawaiian (1961) It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World (1963) The Russians Are Coming, the Russians Are Coming (1966) The Dick Van Dyke Show (1961–1966) (TV) The 2000 Year Old Man (1975) (TV) Good Heavens (1976) (TV) Oh, God! (1977) The End (1978) Free Country (1978) (TV) The Jerk (1979) Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid (1982) The Spirit of '76 (1990) Mad About You (1995) (TV) The Right To Remain Silent (1996) (TV) Slums of Beverly Hills (1998) King of the Hill (1997–2000) (TV) Ocean's Eleven (2001) The Bernie Mac Show (2002) (TV) Ally McBeal (2002) (TV) Crossing Jordan (2002) (TV) Ocean's Twelve (2004) Father of the Pride (2004) (TV) Boston Legal (2005) (TV) Ocean's Thirteen (2007) House M.D. (2008) (TV) Two and a Half Men (2009–2014) (TV) Merry Madagascar (2009) (TV) The Penguins of Madagascar (2010) (TV) Hot in Cleveland (2010–2012) (TV) The Cleveland Show (2010–2011) (TV) Parks and Recreation (2012) (TV) Dumbbells (2014) Other[edit] Carl Reiner: An American Film Institute Seminar on His Work, Microfilming Corporation of America, (1977)* Faerie Tale Theatre Pinocchio (1984) – Geppetto Gerald McBoing Boing and Other Heroes (compact disc) The Musicians of Bremen (1991) - Narrator World War Z – Max Brooks (2007) Accolades[edit]

Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6421 Hollywood Blvd Primetime Emmy Awards[edit] 1954: Best Series Supporting Actor for "Your Show of Shows" NBC – Nominee 1956: Best Actor in a Supporting Role for "Caesar's Hour" NBC – Nominee 1957: Best Supporting Performance by an Actor for Caesar's Hour NBC – Winner 1958: Best Continuing Supporting Performance by an Actor in a Dramatic or Comedy Series for Caesar's Hour NBC – Winner 1962: Outstanding Writing Achievement in Comedy for The Dick Van Dyke Show CBS – Winner 1963: Outstanding Writing Achievement in Comedy for The Dick Van Dyke Show CBS – Winner 1964: Outstanding Writing Achievement in Comedy or Variety for The Dick Van Dyke Show (Shared with Sam Denoff and Bill Persky)CBS – Winner 1965: Outstanding Program Achievements in Entertainment for The Dick Van Dyke Show CBS – Winner 1966: Special Classifications of Individual Achievements for voices in "Linus The Lionhearted" CBS – Nominee 1966: Outstanding Comedy Series for The Dick Van Dyke Show CBS – Winner 1967: Outstanding Writing Achievement in Variety for The Sid Caesar, Imogene Coca, Carl Reiner and Howard Morris Special (Shared with Mel Brooks, Sam Denoff, Bill Persky and Mel Tolkin) CBS – Winner 1995: Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series for Mad About You: "The Alan Brady Show" NBC – Winner[11] Others[edit] Grammy Award nomination, 1960, (2000 Years with Carl Reiner and Mel Brooks) Grammy Award (The 2000 Year Old Man in the Year 2000) Elected to Emmy Award Hall of Fame Elected to Television Hall of Fame in 1999 [12] Grammy nomination for best spoken word album, 2001 (Letters from the Earth: Uncensored Writings from Mark Twain)

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Carl Reiner's Timeline

1922
March 20, 1922
The Bronx, New York, United States
1947
March 6, 1947
NY, United States
2020
June 29, 2020
Age 98