Carl Reiner

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Carl Reiner

Reiner at a ceremony for Jon Cryer on September 19, 2011
Born Carlton Reiner
March 20, 1922 (1922-03-20) (age 92)
The Bronx, New York, U.S.
Nationality American
Occupation Stand-up comedian, actor, director, producer, writer, voice artist, comedian
Years active 1948–present
Spouse Estelle Reiner (1943–2008; her death)
Children Rob Reiner
Lucas Reiner (sons)
Annie Reiner (daughter)
Parents Irving Reiner (father)
Bessie Reiner (mother)

Carlton "Carl" Reiner (born March 20, 1922) is an American stand-up comedian, actor, director, producer, writer, voice artist, and comedian. He has won nine Emmy Awards and one Grammy Award during his career.

Early life[change | change source]

Reiner was born Carlton Reiner in the Bronx, New York on March 20, 1922, the son of Irving, who was a watchmaker, and Bessie (nee Mathias) Reiner.[1] His parents were Jewish immigrants, his father from Romania and his mother from Austria.[2]

Personal life[change | change source]

Reiner self-identifies as a Jewish atheist.[3]

Marriage and family[change | change source]

He was married to Estelle Reiner (née Lebost, 1914-2008). They had three children together: actor-director Rob Reiner (born 1947), writer Annie Reiner (born 1957) and actor-director Lucas Reiner (born 1960).[4]

Bibliography[change | change source]

  • Enter Laughing (1958)
  • 2000 Years With: Carl Reiner & Mel Brooks (with Mel Brooks, 1960)
  • All Kinds of Love (1993)
  • Continue Laughing (1995)
  • How Paul Robeson Saved My Life (and Other Mostly Happy Stories) (1999)
  • The 2000 Year-Old Man in the Year 2000: The Book (1999)
  • My Anecdotal Life: A Memoir (2003)
  • NNNNN: A Novel (2006)
  • Tell Me Another Scary Story... But Not Too Scary! (with James Bennett) (2009)
  • Just Desserts: A Novellelah (2009)
  • Tell Me a Silly Story (with James Bennett) (2010)
  • I Remember Me (2012)

As screenwriter[change | change source]

As director[change | change source]

Plays[change | change source]

Television[change | change source]

Awards and honors[change | change source]

Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6421 Hollywood Blvd

Primetime Emmy Awards[change | change source]

  • 1954: Best Series Supporting Actor for "Your Show of Shows" NBC – Nominee
  • 1956: Best Actor in a Supporting Role for "Caesar's Hour" NBC – Nominee
  • 1957: Best Supporting Performance by an Actor for Caesar's Hour NBC – Winner
  • 1958: Best Continuing Supporting Performance by an Actor in a Dramatic or Comedy Series for Caesar's Hour NBC – Winner
  • 1962: Outstanding Writing Achievement in Comedy for The Dick Van Dyke Show CBS – Winner
  • 1963: Outstanding Writing Achievement in Comedy for The Dick Van Dyke Show CBS – Winner
  • 1964: Outstanding Writing Achievement in Comedy or Variety for The Dick Van Dyke Show (Shared with Sam Denoff and Bill Persky)CBS – Winner
  • 1965: Outstanding Program Achievements in Entertainment for The Dick Van Dyke Show CBS – Winner
  • 1966: Special Classifications of Individual Achievements for voices in "Linus The Lionhearted" CBS – Nominee
  • 1966: Outstanding Comedy Series for The Dick Van Dyke Show CBS – Winner
  • 1967: Outstanding Writing Achievement in Variety for The Sid Caesar, Imogene Coca, Carl Reiner and Howard Morris Special (Shared with Mel Brooks, Sam Denoff, Bill Persky and Mel Tolkin) CBS – Winner
  • 1995: Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series for Mad About You: "The Alan Brady Show" NBC – Winner[5]

Others[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

Other websites[change | change source]