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Carl Reiner
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Reiner at a ceremony for Jon Cryer on September 19, 2011
Birth name Carlton Reiner
Born (1922-03-20)March 20, 1922
The Bronx, New York, U.S.
Died June 29, 2020(2020-06-29) (aged 98)
Beverly Hills, California, U.S.
Nationality American
Spouse Estelle Reiner (1943–2008; her death)
Children Rob Reiner
Lucas Reiner (sons)
Annie Reiner (daughter)
Parent(s) Irving Reiner (father)
Bessie Reiner (mother)

Carlton "Carl" Reiner (March 20, 1922 – June 29, 2020) an American stand-up comedian, actor, director, producer, writer, voice artist, and comedian. He won nine Emmy Awards and one Grammy Award during his career.

Early life

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

Personal life

Reiner self-identifies as a Jewish atheist.

Marriage and family

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).

Death

Reiner died on June 29, 2020 at his home in Beverly Hills, California at the age of 98.

Films

  • 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

  • The Thrill of It All (1963)
  • The Art of Love (1965)
  • Enter Laughing (with Joseph Stein, 1967)
  • The Comic (with Aaron Ruben, 1968)
  • Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid (with Steve Martin and George Gipe, 1982)
  • The Man with Two Brains (with Steve Martin and George Gipe, 1983)
  • Bert Rigby, You're a Fool (1989)

As director

  • Enter Laughing (1967)
  • The Comic (1969)
  • Where's Poppa? (1970)
  • Oh, God! (1977)
  • The One and Only (1978)
  • The Jerk (1979)
  • Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid (1982)
  • The Man with Two Brains (1983)
  • All of Me (1984)
  • Summer Rental (1985)
  • Summer School (1987)
  • Bert Rigby, You're a Fool (1989)
  • Sibling Rivalry (1990)
  • Fatal Instinct (1993)
  • That Old Feeling (1997)

Plays

  • Something Different (1967)

Television

  • Your Show of Shows (1950–54)
  • Caesar's Hour (1954–1957)
  • Sid Caesar Invites You (1958)
  • The Dinah Shore Chevy Show (1959–1960)
  • The Comedy Spot (1960)
  • The Dick Van Dyke Show (1961–66, also Creator)
  • The Judy Garland Show (1963)
  • The Sid Caesar, Imogene Coca, Carl Reiner, Howard Morris Special (1967)
  • The New Dick Van Dyke Show (1971–1974)
  • Lotsa Luck (1973) (also Creator)
  • The Alan Brady Show (2003)
  • The Dick Van Dyke Show Revisited (2004)
  • The Bernie Mac Show (2001–2006)
  • Hot in Cleveland (2010–present)
  • Parks and Recreation (2012)

Awards and honors

Carl Reiner star HWF
Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6421 Hollywood Blvd

Primetime Emmy Awards

  • 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

Others

  • Grammy Award nomination, 1960, (2000 Years with Carl Reiner and Mel Brooks)
  • Grammy Award (The 2000 Year Old Man in the Year 2000)
  • Elected to Emmy Award Hall of Fame
  • Grammy nomination for best spoken word album, 2001 (Letters from the Earth: Uncensored Writings from Mark Twain)

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