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Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Carl Reiner, the writer, producer, director and actor who was part of Sid Caesar'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 Nagy confirmed to Variety.


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Reiner, the father of filmmaker and activist Rob 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.


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Meathead's dad lived a long and fruitful life.

RIP, sir.

#1 | Posted by Corky at 2020-06-30 01:36 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

Carl Reiner was very talented in the comedy world. The Dick Van ---- Show was one of his earlier successes, running on TV nearly 60 years ago, yet it is still watched today.

I've always enjoyed the comedy he created because his brand of humor was truly funny in the way of you wanting join him in the laughter.

Godspeed Carl Reiner.


#2 | Posted by LampLighter at 2020-06-30 01:43 PM | Reply


The phrase stifle yourself is taking on new meaning nowadays.

#3 | Posted by LesWit at 2020-06-30 01:53 PM | Reply

Good man and a comedy legend. RIP

#4 | Posted by AMERICANUNITY at 2020-06-30 04:28 PM | Reply


#5 | Posted by ClownShack at 2020-06-30 04:33 PM | Reply

I'm a little afraid now for Mel Brooks. They were best friends and talked basically every day. This has got to be hitting Mel pretty hard.

I quote "The Jerk" quite often, as well as "The Russians are Coming, the Russians are Coming". He was a very funny man, and the world is slightly lesser now that he's gone.

#6 | Posted by StatsPlease at 2020-06-30 06:27 PM | Reply

I was raised on Dick Van ---- and "I love Lucy".

That was when the world was black and white.

What a great display of White Americana culture.

So much "Wu".

Always marveled that they slept in different beds. Yet they were so happy together.

#7 | Posted by donnerboy at 2020-07-01 01:06 PM | Reply

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