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Carl Reiner

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Carl Reiner
Reiner in 1960
Born(1922-03-20)March 20, 1922
New York City, U.S.
DiedJune 29, 2020(2020-06-29) (aged 98)
EducationSchool of Foreign Service
Alma materGeorgetown University
  • Actor
  • comedian
  • director
  • screenwriter
  • author
Years active1945–2020
Political partyDemocratic
Estelle Lebost
(m. 1943; died 2008)
Service/branchUnited States Army Air Forces
Years of service1942–1946
RankStaff Sergeant
UnitArmed Forces Radio Service
AwardsGood Conduct Medal
Comedy career
  • Stand-up
  • film
  • television
  • theatre

Carl Reiner (March 20, 1922 – April 12, 2020) was an American actor, stand-up comedian, director, screenwriter, and author. He won nine Emmy Awards and one Grammy Award during his career.[1] Reiner's most significant voice role is Sarmoti from Father of the Pride.

Early life[change | change source]

Reiner was born in the Bronx, New York on March 20, 1922, the son of Irving, who was a watchmaker, and Bessie (née Mathias) Reiner.[2] His parents were Jewish immigrants, his father from Romania and his mother from Austria.[3]

Personal life[change | change source]

Reiner self-identified as a Jewish atheist.[4]

Marriage and family[change | change source]

He was married to Estelle Reiner (née Lebost, 1914-2008).[5] They had three children together: actor-director Rob Reiner (born 1947), writer Annie Reiner (born 1957) and actor-director Lucas Reiner (born 1960).[6]

Death[change | change source]

Reiner died on April 12, 2022 of natural causes at his home in Beverly Hills, California at the age of 100.[7]

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[9]

Others[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. "LA Press Club - Presidents Award". lapressclub.org. 2 May 2013. Retrieved 9 May 2015.
  2. "Carl Reiner Biography (1922-2022)". filmreference.com. Retrieved 9 May 2015.
  3. Tom, Tugend (June 15, 2008). "Reiners honored by Israeli film fest". The Jewish Telegraphic Agency. Archived from the original on September 24, 2012. Retrieved January 12, 2014.
  4. "Reiners honored by Israeli film test". Archived from the original on 2012-09-24. Retrieved 2012-03-23.
  5. Bruce Weber (29 October 2008). "Estelle Reiner, 94, Comedy Matriarch, Is Dead". The New York Times. Retrieved 9 May 2015.
  6. Southern, Nathan (1945-03-06). "Biography". AllMovie. Retrieved 2009-12-29.
  7. Carl Reiner, Comedy Legend and ‘Dick Van Dyke Show’ Creator, Dies at 100
  8. 8.0 8.1 "Carl Reiner Biography". A&E Television Networks, LLC. Archived from the original on 15 May 2015. Retrieved 9 May 2015.
  9. "Primetime Emmy Awards". Retrieved January 12, 2014.

Other websites[change | change source]