Carl Reiner passed away last night at age 98. He has Georgetown roots...he was assigned to the Hilltop for ten months during World War II for training as a French interpreter, and had his first experience as a director while at GU (directing a Moliere play completely in French). He was a comedic mastermind, especially when working with Mel Brooks. I replayed their album, "The 2000 Year Old Man," over and over again. Acted in "It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World," "The Russians are Coming, the Russians are Coming," and various "Oceans" movies; wrote and directed "The Dick Van Dyke Show;" directed and co-wrote four movies for Steve Martin, including "The Jerk." The list goes on and on.
Post by Nevada Hoya on Jun 30, 2020 10:32:10 GMT -5
Carl Reiner F'43 H'12 was a very funny man. We oldsters remember Your Show of Shows with Sid Caesar, Howard Morris, and Carl Reiner. And yes his teaming up with Mel Brooks was amazing. And of course he was the father of "meathead." May he rest in peace.
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