Carl Reiner, the writer, producer, director and actor has died. He was 98.
Reiner died of natural causes on Monday night at his Beverly Hills home. His family was with him when he passed.
Reiner was the winner of nine Emmy awards, including five for “The Dick Van Dyke Show.” His most popular films as a director included “Oh God,” starring George Burns, in 1977; “The Jerk,” with Steve Martin, in 1979; and “All of Me,” with Martin and Lily Tomlin, in 1984.
In 2017, Carl Reiner, Mel Brooks, Norman Lear, Kirk Douglas and other nonagenarian Hollywood legends were featured in the HBO documentary “If You’re Not in the Obit, Eat Breakfast,” examining the secrets to longevity in a fickle industry.
Reiner first came to prominence as a regular cast member of Sid Caesar’s “Your Show of Shows,” for which he won two Emmys in 1956 and 1957 in the supporting category. He met Brooks during his time with Caesar. The two went on to have a long-running friendship and comedy partnership through the recurring “2000 Year Old Man” sketches.
Reiner appeared on lots of hit TV shows, including “Two and a Half Men,” “Hot in Cleveland” and “House.” He was also in “Ocean’s 11” and “Ocean’s Thirteen.”
He also wrote several books. Using his life as another story plot, he wrote: “My Anecdotal Life: A Memoir” in 2004.