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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
BIOGRAPHY

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.

NET WORTH STATISTIC
2018

$100 Million

TIMELINE
2009

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

2000

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

1990

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’

1987

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

1983

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

1981

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

1977

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

1976

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

1975

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

1972

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

1970

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

1968

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

1965

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

1964

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

1963

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

1962

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

1960

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’

1954

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’

1951

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

1950

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

1949

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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