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Mel Brooks

American Film Director, Comedian, Actor & Producer
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Net worth 2018: $100 Million
Residence: Brooklyn, New York, U. S.
Country: United States
BirthDay: 28 June 1926
Sigh: Cancer
Height: 1.65 m

Mel Brooks was bornon 28 June 1926 in Brooklyn, New York, U. S., American, is American Film Director, Comedian, Actor & Producer. Melvin James Kaminsky, popularly known as ‘Mel Brooks’, is a famous American comedian, director, producer, screenwriter, actor, composer and lyricist. He was born in a Jewish household in New York. He served in the US military as a corporal for sometime but later started to play piano and perform stand-up comedy acts in Borscht Belt resorts. From there on his talent for comedy was recognized and he was hired to write for the comedy series ‘Your Show of the Shows’. Brooks did writing for many sitcoms during the early creative period of his life and once he was quite settled with Hollywood and fame, he ventured into directing movies, like: ‘The Producers’, ‘Young Frankenstein’, ‘The Twelve Chairs’, etc. He started his own production company under the name of ‘Brooksfilms’ and produced a number of non comedy films. He also produced, wrote and directed many Broadway musicals. He is one of the few artists in Hollywood who has received Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony Awards. He recently received AFI Life Achievement Award and three of his films are ranked in the American Film Institute's list of the top 100 comedy films of all-time.


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He received the Kennedy Center Honors 2009 for the Performing Arts in Washington D


In 2000s, he appeared on the TV in ‘The Simpsons’, ‘Mad About You’, ‘Curb Your Enthusiasm’, ‘Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee’, etc


In 1990s, Brooks directed movies like: ‘Life Stinks’ which was a critical and commercial failure, ‘Robin Hood: Men in Tights’ which was loosely based on his sitcom ‘When Things Were Rotten’ and ‘Dracula: Dead and Loving It’


From 1987-1989, Brooks directed a comedy science fiction ‘Spaceballs’


In 1983, Brooks produced and starred in the remake of Ernst Lubitsch film ‘To Be or Not to Be’


In 1981, he wrote, produced and directed a movie called ‘History of the World Part I’, which was a parody on the history of mankind until the time of French Revolution


In 1977, Brooks made a parody on Alfred Hitchcock’s movies like Vertigo, Psycho, Suspicion, Dial M for Murder, etc


In 1976, he released ‘Silent Movie’, an idea written and developed along with Ron Clark


In 1975, Brooks went back to the television and made a series called ‘When Things were Rotten’


In 1972, Brooks signed a deal with Warner Brothers to re-write the script of what was then known as ‘Tex-X’


In 1970, Brooks made the movie ‘The Twelve Chairs’ loosely based on the Russian novel with the same title


In 1968, he made his first directorial venture, ‘The Producers’


From 1965-1970, ‘Get Smart’, a comedy series created by Brooks and Buck Henry, ran on the American television


He married actress Anne Bancroft in 1964 and remained married to her until her death in 2005


In 1963, Brooks wrote the script for an animated short film called ‘The Critic’ with an arty and obscure concept


In 1962, he wrote ‘All American’, a musical Broadway


From 1960-1962, Brooks and Reiner expanded the ‘2000 Year Old Man’ and took it to Hollywood and began performing it on ‘The Steve Allen Show’


In 1954, Brooks wrote for another of Caesar’s shows called ‘Caesar’s Hour’ along with the same writing cast from ‘You Show of Shows’


In 1951, brooks got married to Florence Baum and the couple had three children together, Stephaine, Nicky and Eddie


In the late 1950s, Brook became good friends with his co-writer Carl Reiner and they both started working on various comedy routines


In 1949, Brooks was hired by his friend Sid Caesar to write comic one-liners for the NBC series ‘The Admiral Broadway Revue’

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