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Reiner, Carl

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Born: 1922 AD
Currently alive, at 92 years of age.

Nationality: American
Categories: Actors, Comedians

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1922 - Born in Bronx, New York on the 20th of  March.

         - Reiner was educated at the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University and served in the United States Army during World War II.

1950 - He was cast by Max Leibman in Sid Caesar's Your Show of Shows, and worked alongside writers such as Mel Brooks and Neil Simon.

1961 - Reiner created The Dick Van Dyke Show, edited by Bud Molin. In addition to usually writing the show, Reiner occasionally appeared as temperamental show host "Alan Brady", who ruthlessly browbeats his brother-in-law.

1967 - His first feature was an adaptation of Joseph Stein's play Enter Laughing.

1969 - Reiner had a part in a small-time movie Generation alongside Pete Duel and Kim Darby.

1970 - His directing career was the cult comedy Where's Poppa, starring George Segal and Ruth Gordon.

1979 - The Jerk.

1982 - Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid.

1983 - The Man with Two Brains.

1984 - All of Me.

2000 - Reiner was frequently seen or heard playing the straight man to Mel Brooks' Year Old Man" character.

         - Reiner was honored with the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor.

2001 - He played the character of Saul Bloom in Steven Soderbergh's Ocean's Eleven, and has reprised that role in its sequels, Ocean's Twelve and Ocean's Thirteen.

2004 - He voiced the lion Sarmoti in the animated TV series Father of the Pride.

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