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Carl Reiner (born March 20, 1922) is an American actor, film director, producer, writer and comedian. He is the father of actor and director Rob Reiner, and husband of Estelle Lebold Reiner, a minor comic actress best known as the lady who says "I'll have what she's having" at Katz's Delicatessen in When Harry Met Sally... after Meg Ryan's phony orgasm scene. March 20 is the 79th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (80th in Leap years). ... 1922 (MCMXXII) was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... The film director, on the right, gives last minute direction to the cast and crew, whilst filming a costume drama on location in London. ... A Television producer oversees the making of television penis programs. ... The term writer can apply to anyone who creates a written work, but the word more usually designates those who write creatively or professionally, or those who have written in many different forms. ... A comedian, or comic, is an entertainer who amuses an audience by making them laugh. ... Rob Reiner Robert Rob Reiner (born March 6, 1947 in The Bronx, New York) is an American actor, director, producer, and writer. ... The gate under which Harry meets Sally in the film; located on the campus of the University of Chicago When Harry Met Sallys Ill have what shes having. ... Meg Ryan Meg Ryan , née Margaret Mary Emily Anne Hyra (born November 19, 1961 in Fairfield, Connecticut) is an American actress who specializes in romantic comedies, but has worked in other film genres as well. ...

Born of Jewish descent in the Bronx, New York, Reiner was educated at the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University and served in the United States Army during World War II. He later performed in several Broadway musicals, including Inside U.S.A., and Alive and Kicking , and had the lead role in Call Me Mister. In 1950, he was cast by Max Leibman in Sid Caesar's Your Show of Shows, and worked alongside writers such as Mel Brooks, Neil Simon and Woody Allen. He also worked on Caesar's Hour. The word Jew ( Hebrew: יהודי) is used in a wide number of ways, but generally refers to a follower of the Jewish faith, a child of a Jewish mother, or someone of Jewish descent with a connection to Jewish culture or ethnicity and often a combination of these attributes. ... The Bronx is one of the five boroughs of United States. ... Official language(s) None, English de facto Capital Largest city Albany New York City Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 27th 141,205 km² 455 km 530 km 13. ... Not to be confused with the University of Georgetown in Georgetown, Guyana or Georgetown College in Georgetown, KY. Georgetown University is a private university in the United States. ... The United States Army is the branch of the United States armed forces that has primary responsibility for land-based military operations. ... Combatants Allies: Poland, British Commonwealth, France/Free France, Soviet Union, United States, China, and others Axis Powers: Germany, Italy, Japan, and others Casualties Military dead: 17 million Civilian dead: 33 million Total dead: 50 million Military dead: 8 million Civilian dead: 4 million Total dead: 12 million World War II... Broadway theatre is often considered the highest professional form of theatre in the United States. ... Musical theater (or theatre) is a form of theatre combining music, songs, dance, and spoken dialogue. ... 1950 (MCML) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ... Sid Caesar (born Isaac Sidney Caesar on September 8, 1922) is an Emmy-winning comic actor and writer, best known as the leading man on the 1950s television sketch comedy series Your Show of Shows. ... Your Show of Shows was a live sketch comedy television series appearing weekly in the United States, from 1950 until June 5, 1954, featuring Sid Caesar and Imogene Coca. ... Mel Brooks on the talk show Parkinson. ... Marvin Neil Simon (born July 4, 1927 in The Bronx, New York City), is a Jewish-American playwright and screenwriter. ... Woody Allen. ...

Reiner was frequently seen or heard playing the straight man to Mel Brooks' "2000 Year Old Man" character. Mel Brooks on the talk show Parkinson. ... The 2000 Year Old Man was a persona created by Mel Brooks and Carl Reiner starting around 1961. ...

In 1961, Reiner created The Dick Van Dyke Show. In addition to usually writing the show, Reiner occasionally appeared as temperamental show host "Alan Brady", who ruthlessly browbeats his brother-in-law (played by the late Richard Deacon). The show ran from 1961 to 1966. The Dick Van Dyke Show was an American television situation comedy which aired on CBS from October 3, 1961 to September 7, 1966. ... Richard Deacon (May 14, 1921 - August 8, 1984), born in Philadelphia, was an openly gay television and motion picture actor. ...

Reiner began his directing career on the Van Dyke show. His first feature was an adaptation of the play Enter Laughing (1967). Probably the best-known film of his early directing career was the cult comedy Where's Poppa (1970), starring George Segal and Ruth Gordon. George Segal George Segal (born February 13, 1934) is a well-known Jewish American film and stage actor who was born in Great Neck, Long Island, New York. ... Ruth Gordon (October 30, 1896 – August 28, 1985) was an American actress and screenwriter who was perhaps best known for her role as the oversolicitous neighbor in Roman Polanskis adaptation of Ira Levins novel Rosemarys Baby, for which she won the 1968 Academy Award for Best Supporting...

Reiner played a large role in the early career of Steve Martin, by directing and co-writing four films for the comedian; The Jerk in 1979, Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid in 1982, The Man with Two Brains in 1983, and All of Me in 1984. In 2000 Reiner was honored with the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor. In 2001, he played the character of Saul Bloom in Steven Soderbergh's Ocean's Eleven and its 2004 sequel. In 2004 he voiced the lion Sarmoti in the animated TV series Father of the Pride. Steve Martin (right) with Scooter, on The Muppet Show Stephen Glenn Martin (born August 14, 1945) is an American comedian, writer, producer, actor, musician, and composer. ... The Jerk may refer to The Jerk, a comedy film The Jerk, a dance craze This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... This page refers to the year 1979. ... Dead Men Dont Wear Plaid was a movie first released in 1982 directed by Carl Reiner and featured Steve Martin. ... 1982 (MCMLXXXII) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Man with Two Brains is a 1983 US film directed by Carl Reiner and starring Steve Martin and Kathleen Turner. ... 1983 (MCMLXXXIII) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Summary Steve Martin plays an attorney dating the boss daughter, who is also an aspiring jazz rhythm guitarist. ... 1984 (MCMLXXXIV) was a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the year 2000. ... The Mark Twain Prize for American Humor is awarded by the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts annually since 1998. ... Steven Andrew Soderbergh (born January 14, 1963 in Atlanta, Georgia) is an American film director, producer, screenwriter, cinematographer, and editor of Swedish descent. ... Oceans Eleven is a 2001 remake of the 1960 Rat Pack movie Oceans Eleven. ... Oceans Twelve is a 2004 film that takes place after the events of the 2001 movie Oceans Eleven. ... Father of the Pride. ...

While appearing as a guest on Jimmy Kimmel Live he revealed that his wife, Estelle, would be turning 92 in June 2006 (which means she was born in 1914, which means she is 8 years his senior). This probably surprised many people, and doubtless infuriated her. Jimmy Kimmel Live! is a late-night talk show in the United States created and hosted by Jimmy Kimmel, broadcast from the El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood, California. ...

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Carl Reiner - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (362 words)
Carl Reiner (born March 20, 1922) is a Jewish-American actor, film director, producer, writer and comedian.
Born in the Bronx, New York, Reiner was educated at the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University and served in the United States Army during World War II.
Reiner played a large role in the early career of Steve Martin, by directing and co-writing four films for the comedian; The Jerk in 1979, Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid in 1982, The Man with Two Brains in 1983, and All of Me in 1984.
Reiner, Carl (1208 words)
Carl Reiner was one of the first "auteur producers," with his first thirteen episodes becoming the bible upon which consequent episodes were based.
Reiner is also significant for his role as straight man in "The 2,000 Year Old Man" recordings, which he began with Mel Brooks in 1960.
Reiner's performance drew on the entire body of his work, from his days with Sid Caeser through his work as writer, director, and producer, and the portrait he presented in this new context echoed with references to the television history he has lived and to which he has so fully contributed.
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