Carl Reiner, one of the very greatest humorists this country ever produced, and one of the true giants of early Television, has died at his California home. He was 98 years old.
Reiner was amazing on the Sid Caesar show, then created – and acted in – the iconic Dick Van Dyke Show (Van Dyke, at 94, is still alive). His records with Mel Brooks – “The 2,000 Year Old Man” in particular – were hilarious. He wrote and directed major films, won 9 Emmies and a Grammy.
He is also the father of highly successful actor-turned-director Rob Reiner.
Carl Reiner was a true giant of the entertainment industry. He will be sorely missed.
May he rest in peace.