Carl Reiner, ‘Dick Van Dyke Show’ Creator, Dies At 98

Carl Reiner Dead — 'Dick Van Dyke Show' Creator Dies at 98

Carl Reiner Dead — 'Dick Van Dyke Show' Creator Dies at 98

His filmography is perhaps best remembered for his run of iconic comedy movies made with Steve Martin - 1979's The Jerk, followed by Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid in 1982, The Man With Two Brains in 1983, and All Of Me in 1984 - widely considered to be some of the funniest movies ever made, filled with iconic lines and performances.

Jerry Seinfeld said, "Anyone in comedy who got to know or even just meet Carl Reiner felt that they had been given a great gift". "You may be the fool but you are the fool in charge".

Recruited into a special unit that put on shows for the troops, Reiner began writing and performing his own comedy material.

Unfortunately, the creator of The Dick Van Dyke Show, director of The Jerk, and co-star of the Ocean's 11 franchise has passed away at 98.

Carl Reiner was born on March 20, 1922 and grew up in The Bronx, New York. After working his way through summer stock and the old Borscht Belt, Reiner was drafted into the Air Force during World War II. In the 1950s, fellow writers on Your Show of Shows included Brooks and Neil Simon, creating a combination of silliness and satire. Start with Sid Caesar and Our Show of Shows and go from there. Originally a starring vehicle for himself titled "Head of the Family", the show was retooled with Reiner instead taking on the role of egotistical TV host Alan Brady, a role he later reprised in 1995 on an episode of Mad About You.

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Network executives initially passed on the project, unhappy with Reiner as the lead character, Rob Petrie. On the show, Reiner would guest star as temperamental show host Alan Brady, and would write numerous episodes.

The Dick Van Dyke Show won five of the nine Emmy Awards that Reiner would gather over his career.

He was especially proud of his books, including Enter Laughing, an autobiographical novel later adapted into a film and Broadway show; and My Anecdotal Life, a memoir published in 2003.

He was in 2001's Ocean's Eleven and its two sequels as conman Saul Bloom, and had a double act with Mel Brooks. As I write this my heart is hurting.

Actress Amber Tamblyn, who briefly worked with Reiner on "Two and a Half Men", shared a photo from set with Holland Taylor.

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