BREAKING: Carl Reiner , actor, comic and 'Dick van Dyke Show' creator, has died at age 98. Reiner, who was the father of actor-director Rob Reiner, was one of show business’ best liked men and a welcome face on the small and silver screens.
NEW YORK (AP) — Carl Reiner, the ingenious and versatile writer, actor and director who broke through as a “second banana” to Sid Caesar and rose to comedy’s front ranks as creator of “The Dick Van Dyke Show” and straight man to Mel Brooks’ “2000 Year Old Man,” has died. He was 98.
Reiner’s assistant Judy Nagy said he died Monday night of natural causes his home in Beverly Hills, California, of natural causes.He was one of show business’ best liked men, the tall, bald Reiner was a welcome face on the small and silver screens, in Caesar’s 1950s troupe, as the snarling, toupee-wearing Alan Brady of “The Dick Van Dyke Show” and in such films as “The Russians Are Coming, the Russians Are Coming” and “It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World.”
ADVERTISEMENTIn recent years, he was part of the roguish gang in the “Ocean’s Eleven” movies starring George Clooney and appeared in documentaries including “Broadway: Beyond the Golden Age” and “If You’re Not in the Obit, Eat Breakfast.”Films he directed included “Oh, God!” starring George Burns and John Denver; “All of Me,” with Steve Martin and Lily Tomlin; and the 1970 comedy “Where’s Poppa?” He was especially proud of his books, including “Enter Laughing,” an autobiographical novel later adapted into a film and Broadway show; and “My Anecdotal Life,” a memoir published in 2003. He recounted his childhood and creative journey in the 2013 book, “I Remember Me.”
But many remember Reiner for “The Dick Van Dyke Show,” one of the most popular television series of all time and a model of ensemble playing, physical comedy and timeless, good-natured wit. It starred Van Dyke as a television comedy writer working for a demanding, eccentric boss (Reiner) and living with his wife (Mary Tyler Moore in her first major TV role) and young son in suburban New Rochelle, New York.
“The Van Dyke show is probably the most thrilling of my accomplishments because that was very, very personal,” Reiner once said. “It was about me and my wife, living in New Rochelle and working on the Sid Caesar show.”Reiner is the father of actor-director Rob Reiner.
His death was first reported Tuesday by celebrity website TMZ. Read more: The Associated Press »
BurrellTV Sad. Rob, I'm sorry for OUR loss, your father was a treasure. djuba52 😥 RIP, Carl Reiner. Your humor and your humanity will be missed. We've lost a comedy legend. May he rest in peace and my condolences to his family. Great man...but raised a meathead gtconway3d God bless him! Thanks for the memories.
My prayers go out to him and the family. 🙏🏿😪 Morning_Joe Good life gtconway3d The best episodes of the DIck Van Duke show were the ones that Alan Brady appeared in. Too few. rip ❤️ 🌹 Did not need to hear that this morning. RIP carlreiner Always loved your humor. R.I.P. Devastated. He was great robreiner my momma always said if you can’t say something nice, don’t say nothing at all..... Crickets..............
Sad... gtconway3d Has it been 2,000 years already? RIP. So sad to hear this. I did not expect that tears would start to uncontrollably stream down my face. My heart goes out to Rob and family, Mel Brooks, Henry Winkler, Norman Lear, Dick Van Dyke and all the people who he touched. Oh and CarlReiner sorry you left us when the US was such a dumpster fire.
miss_lady_diva RIP 🙏🏿 Heartbreaking. Thank you for all you’ve done in promoting the best in us. Heartbroken!!!! LONG LIVE MEL BROOKS!!!! 😭😭😭😭😭😭 gtconway3d Oh no 😔😔 An American treasure robreiner SO sorry for your loss. He was a great man, great comedian, and great dad. Sending many prayers for your family.
RIP GreatBrianLast robreiner prayers for you and your family🙏 😥💔 So who gives a shit! Is AP tunes in into every damn stuff that happens in the west while great people die and are born elsewhere and no news ever comes up. Enough is enough. We have lost a National Treasure. He brought laughter and joy to the world. RIP brother.
Morning_Joe RIP America lost a treasure today gtconway3d What an amazing life he lived!!! May he rest in peace. Dick Van Dyke show is still one of the best shows ever created. RIP 🙏🏽 carlreiner robreiner Thank you for your yrs of contribution & many talents. Wishing the family Peace 💕 gtconway3d This nation lost a very good man. This family extends our sympathy to those left behind. .
gtconway3d gtconway3d My condolences to the Reiner family. Rest well Sir and thank you for making us laugh. carlreiner robreiner gtconway3d I grew up watching him. Condolences to the family. Another legend lost. What a life he led though. ❤️🙏 gtconway3d robreiner I'm so sorry. So very sorry. 💔 Probably morbid and insensitive, but when I first saw this I saw “Rob” Reiner, and celebrated a little.
RIP Carl Reiner. One of the greats, instrumental in bringing TV programming of the highest quality in the earlier days of the medium. A true pioneer, incredible writer and deeply funny man. robreiner, I am so sorry for your loss. We've lost a legend. He brought so much joy to so many. Thank you Mr Reiner for all you gave us for so many years! robreiner
I am so sorry for the family, and loved him in show business and also the later years as a well spoken activist. Oh. He was a cool guy. RIP He brought laughter and entertainment to millions. ❤️ Rob, you are in our thoughts and prayers. RobReiner is a douchebag. Don't forget to mention that Alan Brady was not, in fact, bald. RIP.
We'll miss you, CarlReiner! Carl directed the 1997 Bette Midler film “That Old Feeling” Watched him in Ocean's 11 last night. Wonderful actor and a terrible loss. One of the greatest RIP! Thanks for the memories and laughs! RIP Carl Reiner! Thanks for the constant giggles & heart laughs. RIPCarlReiner Rest easy, sir. I will miss your tweets. 😢
Sorry for your loss, RobReiner Ugh. This hurt to read this morning. 💔
Carl Reiner, 'The Dick Van Dyke Show' Creator and Actor, Dead at 98Legendary actor Carl Reiner died Monday night in his Beverly Hills home. 🙏😥 😥 NO!!!!
Veteran comedian and 'Dick Van Dyke Show,' 'Ocean's' star Carl Reiner dies at 98: reportsComedian Carl Reiner dies, according to reports. The actor, writer and director known for ' Dick Van Dyke Show' and 'Ocean's' films was 98. I’m heartbroken.......such a great loss to the world RIP CarlReiner! A legend. 😢
Carl Reiner, Comedy Legend and ‘Dick Van Dyke Show’ Creator, Dies at 98 Carl Reiner , the writer, producer, director and actor who was part of Sid Caesar &39;s legendary team and went on to create "The Dick Van Dyke Show" and direct several hit films, has died. He was 98. He died of natural causes on Monday night at his home in Beverly Hills, his assistant Judy RIP Carl Reiner! Thanks for the constant giggles & heart laughs. RIPCarlReiner 😢 Brilliant man he will be missed
Carl Reiner Dies: Pioneering TV Comedy Writer, Father Of Rob Reiner Was 98 Carl Reiner , the comedian, writer and director whose contributions to the development of television comedy are rivaled by few others, died last night of natural causes at his home in Beverly Hills.… 😔🙏🙏🙏✌
Remembering Carl ReinerRemembering Carl Reiner -- R.I.P. Hmm. No word from robreiner about this. RIP Limon Zerga 😉😔🙏🙏 PamplinFilmCo Hope it’s not to hot down there
Carl Reiner Dead at 98 Carl Reiner is dead at 98. One of the absolute best. RIP Oh no 💔 sending my deepest sympathies to his family and loved ones And this matters why. Ih because he had money. Lol