Carl Reiner, one of the most prolific animators in the history of the show is dead … TMZ has learned.
We are told that Reiner died on Monday evening at his Beverly Hills home. We were told that his family was with him when he died.
Reiner was a producer. He was also a director. He was also an actor. He was also a Grammy winner. He has won 9 Emmys in over 7 decades. It has over 400 credits.
Where to start? Well, for all of you young people … you may have caught Carl in “Toy Story 4.”
For most people … they remember Carl best for “The Dick Van Dyke Show”, which he created and starred. Carl played the role of a very temperate comedian – Alan Brady – who terrified Dick Van DykeThe character and the other writers. Oh, and there was this new actress for Carl’s cast for Dick’s wife – Mary Tyler Moore.
Carl made a best selling album with Mel Brooks called “2000 Years with Carl Reiner and Mel Brooks”, who got a Grammy nomination and kicked off his writing career.
There have been other hits, including “Oh God” directing with George Burns and “The Jerk” with Steve Martin. He has worked with Martin on several films, including “Dead Men Don’t Wear Plaid”, “Man with Two Brains” and “All of Me”.
Reiner has appeared in a number of TV shows and films, including “Russians are coming, Russians are coming” and “Enter Laughing”.
The directing credits are infinite: “Summer Rental” with John Candy, “Summer School” with Mark Harmon, “That Old Feeling” with Bette Midler and “Sibling Rivalry” with Kirstie Alley is Carrie Fisher.
Carl has appeared in many hit TV shows, including “Two and a Half Men”, “Hot in Cleveland” and “House”. It was also in “Ocean’s 11” and “Ocean’s Thirteen”.
We last spoke to him in 2013, leaving “Jimmy Kimmel Live”.
Reiner received the prestigious Mark Twain award for American Humor in 2000.
We have already said that one of his three children is Rob Reiner? Certainly such father such son.
Carl’s wife, Estelle, who he married in 1943, died in 2008.