Carl Reiner Memorial


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Carl Reiner | Actor, Writer, Director, and Producer

Comedy legend Carl Reiner passed away in June of natural causes. Carl was a multi-hyphenate who won multiple Emmys in each category as an actor, writer, and producer – and even garnered a Grammy in the Spoken Comedy category with Mel Brooks for 2000 Year Old Man in 1998.

Born in the Bronx, Carl served in the U.S. Army Air Forces during World War II, eventually being assigned to the Special Services entertainment unit. As part of this unit, he entertained troops all around the Pacific. After the war, he worked in theater and then in television as a writer and actor – earning supporting actor Emmys in 1955 and 1956. While Carl has hundreds of credits, including The Jerk and Oh, God!, he is probably best known for The Dick Van Dyke Show, for which he created, wrote, and directed. Carl’s last film role was in Toy Story 4, playing opposite his longtime friend and collaborator, Mel Brooks. The CAS extends our condolences to Carl’s family, friends, and colleagues.

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Last modified: July 6, 2020

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