COMEDY LEGEND AND ‘THE DICK VAN DYKE SHOW’ CREATOR, CARL REINER, DIES AT 98
Tuesday, Jun 30, 2020
The world is mourning the loss of another icon. Comedy legend, writer, actor and director, Carl Reiner, passed away Monday night at 98 due to natural causes. Carl’s son Rob Reiner, who’s also an actor, comedian, and filmmaker, tweeted about the devastating loss of his father.
Last night my dad passed away. As I write this my heart is hurting. He was my guiding light.
After his stint on Sid Caesar’sCaeser Hour and Your Show of Shows, Carl went on to create and star in the five-time Emmy award-winning The Dick Van Dyke Show. He later linked up with long-time friend and comedic partner-in-crime Mel Brooks for the comedy sketch, The 2000 Year Old Man. Continuing with his acting career, Reiner was featured in films such asIt’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World (1963), The Russians Are Coming, the Russians Are Coming (1966) and the Ocean’s film franchise (2001–2007); and later directed several films like Oh God starring George Burns (1977), The Jerk with Steve Martin (1979) and many more.
In his later years, Carl guest-starred in House, Two and A Half Men, The Cleveland Show, and Jerry Seinfeld’sComedians in Cars Getting Coffee.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family, friends, and fans of Carl Reiner, and may his legendary career continue to live on in the hearts of all.
The Russians Are Coming, The Russians Are Coming (1966)
Carl Reiner and Mel Brooks 2000 Year Old Man (1966)