Carl Reiner the actor, comedian, director, screenwriter, and author whose career spanned seven decades. he acted on and contributed sketch material for Your Show of Shows and Caesar’s Hour, starring Sid Caesar. In the 1960s, Reiner was best known as the creator, producer, writer, and actor on The Dick Van Dyke Show. He was the father of actor and director Rob Reiner, author Annie Reiner, and artist Lucas Reiner, and the grandfather of Tracy Reiner.
Reiner has won over 11 Emmy Awards,one Grammy Award, and the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor. He was inducted into the Television Hall of Fame. Reiner formed a comedy duo with Mel Brooks in “2000 Year Old Man” and acted in films such as It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World (1963), The Russians Are Coming, the Russians Are Coming (1966), and the Ocean’s film series (2001–2007). He co-wrote and directed some of Steve Martin’s first and most successful films, including The Jerk (1979), and also directed notable comedies such as Where’s Poppa? (1970), Oh, God! (1977), and All of Me (1984).
He died of natural causes on Monday June 29th at his home.