Mel Brooks Biography

Mel Brooks is an American film director, screenwriter, comedian, actor, producer, composer and lyricist. He is best known as a creator of broad film farces and comic parodies. He began his career as a stand-up comic and as a writer for the early TV variety show Your Show of Shows. He became well known as part of the comedy duo with Carl Reiner, The 2000 Year Old Man. In middle age he became one of the most successful film directors of the 1970s, with many of his films being among the top ten money makers of the year that they were released. His most well known films include The Producers, The Twelve Chairs, Blazing Saddles, Young Frankenstein, Silent Movie, High Anxiety, History of the World, Part I, Spaceballs and Robin Hood: Men in Tights. More recently he has had a smash hit on Broadway with the musical adaptation of his first film, The Producers. He was married to the actress Anne Bancroft from 1964 until her death in 2005.

Brooks is on the short list of entertainers who have won an Emmy, a Grammy, an Oscar and a Tony award. He received the 41st AFI Life Achievement Award in June 2013. Source: Wikipedia

Biography Snapshot
Name:
Mel Brooks
Nationality:
United States of America
Profession:
Actor, Comedian, Film director, Composer, Lyricist, Theatrical producer, Film Producer, Television producer, Screenwriter, Voice Actor
Ethnicity:
Jewish American, Jewish people, German American, Russ
Date of Birth:
June 28, 1926 (96)
Astrological Sign:
Cancer
Marriages
  • 1964-08-05
    Film director Mel Brooks (38) weds actress Anne Bancroft (32) at the Manhattan Marriage Bureau
Mel Brooks Timeline
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