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Carl Reiner, who made America and the world laugh, Is Dead at 98

Mr. Reiner was a gifted comedian actor, however he spent most of his profession barely out of the highlight — writing, directing and letting others get the laughs.

Carl Reiner, who as performer, author and director earned a spot in comedy historical past a number of occasions over, died on Monday evening at his house in Beverly Hills, Calif. He was 98.

Carl Reiner (March 20, 1922 – June 29, 2020) was an American comedian, actor, director, screenwriter, and publisher whose career spanned seven decades. During the early years of television comedy from 1950 to 1957, he co-wrote and acted on Caesar’s Hour and Your Show of Shows, starring Sid Caesar. In the 1960s, Reiner was best known as the creator, producer, writer, and actor on The Dick Van Dyke Show.[3][4]

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Reiner formed a comedy duo with Mel Brooks in “2000 Year Old Man” and acted in films such as It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World (1963); The Russians Are Coming, the Russians Are Coming (1966); and the Ocean’s film series (2001–2007). He also had great success as a film director and writer and in the 1970s and 1980s. He co-wrote and directed some of Steve Martin‘s most successful films, including The Jerk (1979), and also directed notable comedies such as Where’s Poppa? (1970), Oh, God! (1977), and All of Me (1984). Over his long and distinguished career, Reiner won many awards and honors including nine Emmy Awards[5], one Grammy Award, and The Mark Twain Prize for American Humor. He was the father of actor and director Rob Reiner, author Annie Reiner, and artist Lucas Reiner, and the grandfather of Tracy Reiner. Reiner died on June 29, 2020.

His loss of life was confirmed by his daughter, Annie Reiner.

Early life

Carl Reiner was born in the BronxNew York City, on March 20, 1922, to Irving, a watchmaker, and Bessie (née Mathias) Reiner.[6] His parents were Jewish immigrants; his father was from Austria and his mother was from Romania.[7] His older brother Charlie served in the 9th Division in World War II and his ashes are buried at Arlington National Cemetery.[8] At age 16, Charlie read in the New York Daily News about a free dramatic workshop being put on by the Works Progress Administration and told Carl about it (he would later credit Charlie with having changed his career plans).[9] His uncle Harry Mathias was the first entertainer in his family.[10]

Military service

In 1943, Reiner was drafted into the Army Air Forces and served during World War II, eventually achieving the rank of corporal. He had initially trained to be a radio operator, but after spending three months in the hospital recovering from pneumonia, he was sent to Georgetown University for ten months of training as a French interpreter; it was here that he had his first experience as a director, putting on a Molière play entirely in French. In 1944, after completing language training, he was sent to Hawaii to work as a teleprinter operator. The night before he was scheduled to ship out for an unknown assignment, he attended a production of Hamlet by the Special Services entertainment unit. Following an audition for actor and Major Maurice Evans, he was subsequently transferred to Special Services. Over the following two years, Reiner performed around the Pacific theater, entertaining troops in Hawaii, GuamSaipanTinian and Iwo Jima until he was honorably discharged in 1946.[11]

Mr. Reiner first attracted nationwide consideration in 1950 as Sid Caesar’s multitalented second banana on the tv selection present “Your Show of Shows,” for which he was additionally a author. A decade later he created “The Dick Van Dyke Show,” one of the celebrated scenario comedies in tv historical past, and teamed with Mel Brooks on the vastly profitable “2000 Year Old Man” information. His novel “Enter Laughing” turned each successful Broadway play and the primary of many motion pictures he would direct; among the many others have been 4 of Steve Martin’s early starring automobiles.

He gained reward as an actor as properly, with memorable roles in movies like “The Russians Are Coming, the Russians Are Coming” and, extra not too long ago, “Ocean’s Eleven” and its sequels. However he spent most of his profession simply barely out of the highlight, letting others get the laughs.

His contributions have been acknowledged by his friends, by comedy aficionados and, in 2000, by the Kennedy Heart, which awarded him the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor. He was the third recipient, after Richard Pryor and Jonathan Winters.

In his performances with Mr. Brooks and earlier than that with Mr. Caesar, Mr. Reiner specialised in portraying the voice of sanity, a relaxed presence in a chaotic universe. However regardless of his declare on the contrary, he was by no means “simply the straight man.”

“He was a comic himself, and he really understood and nonetheless understands comedy,” Mr. Caesar stated of Mr. Reiner in his e book “Caesar’s Hours” (2003), written with Eddy Friedfeld. “Most individuals nonetheless don’t understand the significance of a straight man in comedy, or how troublesome that position is. Carl needed to make his timing my timing.”

Mr. Reiner was, Mr. Caesar added, “the most effective straight man I’ve ever labored with.”

As a part of a stellar supporting solid that additionally included Imogene Coca and Howard Morris, Mr. Reiner proved his versatility week after week on “Your Present of Exhibits,” which ran from 1950 to 1954 on NBC and established the template for sketch comedy on tv. He performed all the things from a harried commuter to a frenzied rock ’n’ curler to an unctuous quiz-show host. However he’s in all probability greatest remembered as an interviewer, solemnly posing inquiries to a mad professor, a spaced-out jazz musician or another over-the-top character performed by Mr. Caesar, and including to the humor just by being severe.

“I turned a author due to that room,” he recalled. “I’d say one thing and someone would yell: ‘What have you learnt? You’re not a author.’ So I turned a author.”

He characterised his later profession strikes with comparable self-effacing humor in an NPR interview: “I acted like a director. I acted like a producer. I sat in entrance of a typewriter and acted like a novelist.”

Mr. Reiner’s affiliation with Mr. Caesar encompassed three completely different collection: After “Your Present of Exhibits” the 2 labored collectively on “Caesar’s Hour,” which had a three-year run on NBC, and “Sid Caesar Invitations You,” a failed try to recapture the “Present of Exhibits” spirit that lasted lower than one season on ABC in 1958.

“The 2000 12 months Outdated Man” started as an act Mr. Reiner and Mr. Brooks carried out for buddies at events. After they put it on file, it turned a phenomenon. There have been finally 5 “2000 12 months Outdated Man” albums, one among which gained a Grammy and all of that are treasured by comedians and comedy followers.

Mr. Brooks was the star of the largely improvised routines, reflecting on what it was prefer to be two millenniums outdated (none of his hundreds of kids ever visited) and reminiscing about historic figures like Sigmund Freud (“He was a great basketball participant; only a few folks know that”) and Shakespeare (“He had the worst penmanship I ever noticed in my life”). However it was Mr. Reiner who got here up with the questions that lit Mr. Brooks’s comedic fuse.

Certainly, it was Mr. Reiner who spontaneously began the ball rolling in the future throughout a quiet second within the Caesar writers’ room. “I turned to Mel and I stated, ‘Right here’s a person who was really seen on the crucifixion 2,000 years in the past,’” he told The New York Times in 2009, “and his first phrases have been ‘Oh, boy.’”

“I at all times knew if I threw a query to Mel he might give you one thing,” Mr. Reiner stated. “I discovered a very long time in the past that when you can nook a genius comedy mind in panic, you’re going to get one thing extraordinary.”

As Mr. Brooks put it, “I’d dig myself right into a gap, and Carl wouldn’t let me climb out.”

In 1960, the identical yr he and Mr. Brooks made their first album, Mr. Reiner wrote and starred in a pilot for a TV collection, primarily based on his personal life, a few author who works in New York for a larger-than-life, difficult-to-please comic.

The present, “Head of the Household,” was not picked up. It turned a collection solely when it was recast with Dick Van Dyke because the central character.

The office scenes in “The Dick Van Dyke Present” — that includes Morey Amsterdam and Rose Marie as Mr. Van Dyke’s fellow writers, with Mr. Reiner making occasional appearances as their boss, Alan Brady — have been impressed by Mr. Reiner’s time with Sid Caesar (though Mr. Reiner insisted that his character was solely partly primarily based on Mr. Caesar). The home scenes, with Mary Tyler Moore as Mr. Van Dyke’s spouse, have been set in New Rochelle, N.Y., the place Mr. Reiner lived on the time, and Ms. Moore’s character was modeled on his spouse, Estelle. Mr. Reiner later attributed the present’s success to the selection of “someone with extra expertise to play me.”

Seen on CBS from 1961 till 1966, “The Dick Van Dyke Present” gained a complete of 15 Primetime Emmy Awards for its solid and crew, 5 of them for Mr. Reiner as author and producer. (He gained 9 Emmys in his profession, together with two for his on-camera work on “Caesar’s Hour,” one as a author on a 1967 particular that reunited the “Present of Exhibits” solid and one for a visitor look, as Alan Brady, on an episode of the sitcom “Mad About You” in 1995.) It’s extensively thought to be one of many best sitcoms of all time.

Another person as soon as once more performed Mr. Reiner, or a personality very very like him, on Broadway and within the motion pictures. “Enter Laughing,” his autobiographical novel a few stage-struck supply boy from the Bronx who decides to grow to be an actor, was revealed in 1958 and tailored for the stage by Joseph Stein, one other former member of the Caesar writing workers. With Alan Arkin within the lead position, it opened in 1963 and ran for greater than 400 performances.

Personal life and death

On December 24, 1943, Reiner married singer Estelle Lebost. The two were married for 64 years until her death in 2008. At the time of the marriage, Reiner was 21 and she was 29. Estelle delivered the line “I’ll have what she’s having” in the deli scene of their son Rob‘s 1989 film When Harry Met Sally….[2] She died on October 25, 2008, at age 94.[18]

He was the father of Rob Reiner (b. 1947); poet, playwright, and author Annie Reiner (b. 1949); and painter,[19] actor, and director Lucas Reiner (b. 1960).[2]

Reiner described himself as a Jewish atheist.[7] He said, “I have a very different take on who God is. Man invented God because he needed him. God is us.”[20][21] He said in 2013 he developed an atheistic viewpoint as the Holocaust progressed.[22]

Reiner was a lifelong Democrat. He endorsed Bernie Sanders for the Democratic Party nomination during the 2016 United States presidential election.[23] Reiner’s residence was in Beverly Hills, California.[24] At the age of 98, he was among the oldest celebrities active on Twitter.[25]

Reiner died at his home on June 29, 2020, aged 98, in the company of his family.[26]

When “Enter Laughing” was bought to Hollywood, Mr. Reiner shared screenwriting credit score with Mr. Stein for the 1967 movie adaptation, starring Reni Santoni. It was Mr. Reiner’s third produced screenplay, after “The Thrill of It All” (1963) and “The Artwork of Love” (1965). Extra vital, it was the primary movie he directed.

That very same yr he made his Broadway debut as a author and director with “One thing Totally different,” the story of a playwright affected by author’s block. It acquired usually good opinions (Walter Kerr of The New York Instances praised Mr. Reiner’s “nifty behavior of approaching a gag at excessive pace, passing it on the skin, after which noticing the place it went within the rearview mirror”) and had a good three-month run. By that point, nevertheless, Mr. Reiner’s focus had shifted westward.

He had already appeared in quite a lot of Hollywood motion pictures by the point he and his household moved to Beverly Hills within the late 1960s, and he would proceed to point out up onscreen often. However for the following three many years, most of his work in Hollywood was carried out behind the scenes.

Carl Reiner was born within the Bronx on March 20, 1922, to Irving Reiner, a watchmaker, and Bessie (Mathias) Reiner. After graduating from Evander Childs Excessive College within the Bronx, he went to work as a machinist’s helper and appeared headed for a profession repairing stitching machines.

Then in the future his older brother, Charlie, talked about seeing a newspaper article a few free performing class being given by the Works Progress Administration, the New Deal jobs company. Carl tried his hand at performing, discovered he was good at it, hung up his machinist’s apron and joined a theater troupe. He additionally acted in summer season inventory.

Throughout World Struggle II, Mr. Reiner served in an Military leisure unit that toured American bases within the South Pacific. After his discharge he joined the street firm of the musical revue “Name Me Mister” because the comedian lead, and inside a yr he was within the Broadway manufacturing.

Within the 1949-50 tv season he was a daily on “The Fifty-Fourth Road Revue,” a range collection, and in 1950 he was again on Broadway in “Alive and Kicking,” the place he caught the attention of Max Liebman, the mastermind of “Your Present of Exhibits.”

Mr. Reiner married Estelle Lebost in 1943. She died in 2008.

Along with his daughter, an writer and psychoanalyst, he’s survived by his sons, Rob, identified for guiding “When Harry Met Sally,” “A Few Good Males,” “This Is Spinal Faucet” and quite a few different movies and for his position as Archie Bunker’s son-in-law on the groundbreaking sitcom “All within the Household,” and Lucas, a painter and filmmaker; and 5 grandchildren.

Mr. Reiner’s first main box-office success as a director was “Oh, God!” (1977), starring George Burns as a really down-to-earth deity and John Denver as the person he chooses to unfold his message. Two years later he teamed with Steve Martin, then on the top of his fame as a comic, for what proved to be a mutually rewarding collaboration.

Mr. Reiner first directed Mr. Martin in “The Jerk” (1979), a movie largely impressed by Mr. Martin’s manic stand-up act. The important response was lukewarm, however the film was a box-office smash and now usually exhibits up on lists of the most effective American comedies.

“The Jerk,” “Useless Males Don’t Put on Plaid” (1982), “The Man With Two Brains” (1983) and “All of Me” (1984) outlined Mr. Martin’s onscreen persona as a lovable goofball and made him a film star. In addition they established Mr. Reiner as an imaginative director — particularly “Useless Males Don’t Put on Plaid,” a black-and-white spoof of movie noir set within the 1940s, by which he built-in classic clips that includes actors like Humphrey Bogart and Barbara Stanwyck into the motion.

On Monday, Mr. Martin praised Mr. Reiner on Twitter as “my best mentor in motion pictures and in life.”

Mr. Reiner returned to Broadway twice after transferring west, however neither go to was triumphant. In 1972 he directed “Robust to Get Assist,” a comedy by Steve Gordon a few black couple working in an ostensibly liberal white family, which was savaged by the critics and closed after one efficiency. In 1980 he staged “The Roast,” by Jerry Belson and Garry Marshall, two writers he had labored with on “The Dick Van Dyke Present.” That play, a few group of comedians who expose their darker instincts once they collect to roast a colleague, ran for lower than per week

The films he directed after he stopped working with Mr. Martin — amongst them “Summer season Rental” (1985), with John Sweet, and “Sibling Rivalry” (1990), with Kirstie Alley and Invoice Pullman — did solely considerably higher. In his 70s, he determined that filmmaking demanded “simply an excessive amount of vitality.” He gave it up after making “That Outdated Feeling” (1997), with Bette Midler and Dennis Farina.

However he remained lively in entrance of the digicam, notably as a criminal lured out of retirement by the prospect of sharing within the loot from a Las Vegas on line casino theft in Steven Soderbergh’s 2001 remake of the Frank Sinatra caper movie “Ocean’s Eleven.” He reprised the position in “Ocean’s Twelve” (2004) and “Ocean’s 13” (2007).

On tv he had recurring roles on the sitcoms “Sizzling in Cleveland” and “Two and a Half Males” and guest-starred on “Parks and Recreation,” “Home” and different collection. He additionally did voice-over work for a number of cartoon exhibits.

Mr. Reiner wrote quite a lot of books along with “Enter Laughing,” together with novels, kids’s books and several other memoirs, amongst them “My Anecdotal Life” (2003), “I Keep in mind Me” (2013) and “Too Busy to Die” (2017). His daughter stated one other e book could be revealed quickly.

In 2017 he was prominently featured in “If You’re Not in the Obit, Eat Breakfast,” a documentary about individuals who remained lively into their 90s. And in his final years he maintained an lively Twitter account, which he used primarily for political commentary.

A photograph exhibiting Mr. Reiner, Mr. Brooks and Annie Reiner carrying “Black Lives Matter” T-shirts, taken on Mr. Brooks’s birthday, was posted on Twitter this week.

Towards the tip of “I Keep in mind Me,” Mr. Reiner stated a good friend of his had not too long ago requested if he had considered retiring. Noting that his position on “Sizzling in Cleveland” gave him “the chance to kiss Betty White — thrice — and on the lips,” he supplied a succinct response:

“Retire? I could also be outdated, however I’m not loopy!”




1959Happy AnniversaryBud[28]
1959The GazeboHarlow Edison[29]
1961Gidget Goes HawaiianRuss Lawrence[30]
1963The Thrill of It AllGerman Officer / Cad / Cowboy[31]
1963It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad WorldTower Controller at Rancho Conejo[32]
1965John Goldfarb, Please Come Home!cameo appearanceuncredited
1965The Art of LoveRodin[33]
1966Alice of Wonderland in ParisAnatole (voice)[34]
1966Don’t Worry, We’ll Think of a TitleBald Bookstore Customeruncredited[35]
1966The Russians Are Coming, the Russians Are ComingWalt Whittaker[36]
1967A Guide for the Married ManTechnical Adviser (Rance G.)[37]
1969The ComicAl Schilling[38]
1969GenerationStan Herman[39]
1973Ten from Your Show of Shows[40]
1977Oh, God!Dinah’s Guest[41]
1978The EndDr. James Maneet[42]
1979The JerkCarl Reiner The Celebrity[43]
1981The History of the World, Part 1voice of God speaking to Mosesuncredited
1982Dead Men Don’t Wear PlaidField Marshall VonKluck[44]
1987In the MoodAlan Brady, Newsreel Narrator (voice)uncredited
1987Summer SchoolMr. Dearadorian[45]
1990The Spirit of ’76Dr. Von Mobil[46]
1993Fatal InstinctJudge Ben Arugula[47]
1998Slums of Beverly HillsMickey[48]
2000The Adventures of Rocky and BullwinkleP. G. Biggershot[49]
2001Ocean’s ElevenSaul Bloom[50]
2001The MajesticStudio Executive (voice)[51]
2004Ocean’s TwelveSaul Bloom[52]
2007Ocean’s ThirteenSaul Bloom[53]
2018Duck Duck GooseLarry (voice)[54]
2019Toy Story 4Carl Reineroceros (voice)[55]


1966Enter Laughing[56]
1969The Comic[38]
1970Where’s Poppa?[57]
1977Oh, God![58]
1978The One and Only[59]
1979The Jerk[43]
1982Dead Men Don’t Wear Plaid[44]
1983The Man with Two Brains[60]
1984All of Me[61]
1985Summer Rental[62]
1987Summer School[45]
1989Bert Rigby, You’re a Fool[63]
1990Sibling Rivalry[64]
1993Fatal Instinct[65]
1997That Old Feeling[66]


1963The Thrill of It All[31]
1965The Art of Love[33]
1966Enter Laughingwith Joseph Stein[56]
1969The Comicwith Aaron Ruben[38]
1982Dead Men Don’t Wear Plaidwith Steve Martin and George Gipe[44]
1983The Man with Two Brainswith Steve Martin and George Gipe[60]
1989Bert Rigby, You’re a Fool[63]



1950–1954Your Show of ShowsHimself – Regular PerformerVariety Series[67]
1954–1957Caesar’s HourVariousVariety Series[68]
1958The Sid Caesar ShowWoody WoodwardVariety Series
1961–1966The Dick Van Dyke ShowAlan Brady32 episodes[69]
1970–1972Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-InGuest Performer3 episodes
1971Night GalleryProfessor PeabodySegment: Professor Peabody
1974The Carol Burnett ShowVarious charactersEpisode: 7.17
1975The 2000 Year Old ManInterviewer (voice)TV Special[70]
1976Good HeavensMr. Angel13 episodes[71]
1993FrasierRoger (voice)Episode: Selling Out
1995Mad About YouAlan BradyEpisode: The Alan Brady Show[71]
1996The Right to Remain SilentNorman FriedlerTV Movie
1997–2000King of the HillGarry Kasner2 episodes
1997The Larry Sanders ShowCarl Reinerepisode: The Roast
1998Disney’s Hercules: The Animated SeriesPrometheus (voice)episode: Hercules and the Prometheus Affair
2000Globehunters: An Around the World in 80 Days AdventureMaz (voice)TV Movie
2002–2005The Bernie Mac ShowHimself / Neighbor3 episodes
2002Crossing JordanHarry MacyEpisode: For Harry, with Love & Squalor
2002Ally McBealJohnson BuckEpisode: Bygones[72]
2002–2003Life with BonnieMr. Portinbody3 episodes[73]
2004–2005Father of the PrideSarmoti (voice)14 episodes[74]
2005Boston LegalMilton BombayEpisode: Let Sales Ring[75]
2009HouseEugene SchwartzEpisode: Both Sides Now[76]
2009–2014Two and a Half MenMarty Pepper4 episodes[77]
2009Merry MadagascarSanta (voice)short
2010The Penguins of MadagascarSanta Claus (voice)Episode: The All Nighter Before Christmas
2010–2014Hot in ClevelandMax8 episodes[71]
2010–2011The Cleveland ShowMurray (voice)4 episodes[78]
2011–2015American DadIrv/Mailbox #1 (voice)2 episodes
2012Parks and RecreationNed JonesEpisode: Campaign Shake-Up[79]
2012Comedians in Cars Getting CoffeeHimselfEpisode: I Want Sandwiches, I Want Chicken[80]
2014Bob’s BurgersHenryEpisode: Father of the Bob[81]
2016Family GuyOld Man/Fantasy Baseball Coach (voice)2 episodes
2016Justice League: ActionThe Wizard (voice)Episode: Shazam Slam Part 1[82]
2017If You’re Not in the Obit, Eat BreakfastHimselfDocumentary[71]
2018Angie TribecaGlenn-Allen MixonEpisode: Behind the Scandalabra[83]
2019Forky Asks a QuestionCarl Reineroceros (voice)Episode: What Is Love[84]


1967Good Morning World4 episodes
1971–1974The New Dick Van Dyke Show10 episodes
1973A Touch of Graceepisode: A Touch of Grace
1976Good Heavens7 episodes


1954–1957Caesar’s Hour3 episodes
1959–1960The Dinah Shore Chevy Show11 episodes
1961–1966The Dick Van Dyke Show158 episodes; also creator[69]
1962The Comedy Spot1 episode; also creator
1971–1974The New Dick Van Dyke Show72 episodes; also creator
1973Lotsa Luck22 episodes; also creator
1975The 2000 Year Old Manwith Mel Brooks[70]
2004The Dick Van Dyke Show RevisitedCreator
2010–2011The Cleveland ShowEpisode: Your Show of Shows


1948Inside U.S.A.Performer – Various CharactersMajestic Theatre[85]
1950Alive and KickingPerformer – Various CharactersWinter Garden Theatre[86]
1967Something DifferentPlaywright, DirectorCort Theatre[87]
1972Tough to Get HelpDirectorRoyale Theatre[88]
1976So Long, 174th StreetOriginal Source Material byHarkness Theatre[89]
1980The RoastDirectorWinter Garden Theatre[90]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Reiner’s star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6421 Hollywood Blvd

Over Reiner’s vast career from film, and television has earned numerous awards. From his standup comedy albums with Mel Brooks, to writing on Your Show of ShowsCaesar’s Hour, and The Dick Van Dyke Show, Reiner has earned one Grammy Award and 11 Primetime Emmy Awards.

YearAwardCategoryNominated workResultRef.
1954Primetime Emmy AwardOutstanding Supporting ActorYour Show of ShowsNominated[91]
1956Caesar’s HourNominated
1962Writing for a Comedy SeriesThe Dick Van Dyke ShowWon
1965Outstanding Achievements in WritingWon
1966Outstanding Comedy SeriesWon
Special Individual AchievementLinus! The Lion HeartedNominated
1967Outstanding Writing – Variety SeriesThe Sid Caesar, Imogene Coca, Carl Reiner SpecialWon
1995Guest Actor in a Comedy SeriesMad About YouWon
2000Beggars and ChoosersNominated
2004Outstanding Special Class ProgramThe Dick Van Dyke Show RevisitedNominated
2018Outstanding NarratorIf You’re Not in the Obit, Eat BreakfastNominated
1960Grammy AwardsBest Comedy Album2000 Years with Carl Reiner and Mel BrooksNominated[92]
19612001 Years with Carl Reiner and Mel BrooksNominated
1963Carl Reiner and Mel Brooks at the Cannes Film FestivalNominated
1996Best Spoken Word Album for ChildrenThe Prince and the Pauper (Mark Twain)Nominated
1998Best Comedy AlbumThe 2000 Year Old Man in the Year 2000Won
1999How Paul Robeson Saved My Life
And Other Mostly Happy Stories
2001Best Spoken Word AlbumLetters From The Earth –
Uncensored Writings By Mark Twain
2003Best Spoken Word Album for ChildrenTell Me A Scary StoryNominated




  • 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) [biography]
  • I Just Remembered (2014) [biography]
  • What I Forgot To Remember (2015) [biography]
  • Why & When The Dick Van Dyke Show Was Born (2015)
  • Carl Reiner, Now You’re Ninety-Four: A Graphic Diary (2016) [biography]
  • You Say God Bless You for Sneezing and Farting! (2017: March 20, 2017) [illustrated children’s book][95]
  • Too Busy to Die (announced, 2017) [biography][96]


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Further reading[edit]

  • Contemporary Authors Online, Gale, (2007).

External links[edit]

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