The entertainment world lost a giant in the world of comedy with the death of legendary comedian Carl Reiner.
Reiner has spent decades bringing laughs to audiences from writing for the Sid Caesar show in the 1950’s to creating the iconic Dick Van Dyke show where he not only wrote and produced, but appeared in front of the camera as Dick’s boss Alan Brady. He also wrote and produced some of the best comedies ever created including writing and directing films like Dead Men Don’t Wear Plaid, The Man With Two Brains, The Jerk, Oh, God!, All of Me and Summer Rental.
My idol, Carl Reiner, wrote about the human comedy. He had a deeper understanding of the human condition, than I think even he was aware of. Kind, gentle, compassionate, empathetic and wise. His scripts were never just funny, they always had something to say about us.
— Dick Van Dyke (@iammrvandy) June 30, 2020
Carl Reiner also had a significant and memorable career in front of the camera as well guest starring in series like Mad About You, Good Heavens, The Bernie Mac Show, Hot in Cleveland, Ally McBeal and more. His movie roles include The Spirit of ’76, Fatal Instinct and Slums of Beverly Hills. He’s probably most well known to modern audiences for his role of Saul Bloom in Steven Soderbergh’s Ocean’s Eleven opposite George Clooney as well as its two sequels.
Last night my dad passed away. As I write this my heart is hurting. He was my guiding light.
— Rob Reiner (@robreiner) June 30, 2020
Comedians as well as other stars have been sending out their condolences for Reiner today including Steve Martin, Jimmy Kimmel, Albert Brooks and more. Carl Reiner died in his home in Beverly Hills at the age of 98.