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Mel Brooks Biography

Mel Brooks born as Melvin James Kaminsky is an American filmmaker, director, actor, comedian and composer known as a creator of broad film farces and comedic parodies who began his career as a comic and a writer for the early TV variety show, Your Show of Shows.

He is the director of the classic satirical comedies Blazing Saddles,  Young Frankenstein, Spaceballs, High Anxiety, The Producers and Robin Hood: Men in Tights. He is a multi-award winner: he has won 27 awards and he is one of the few people who have received an Oscar, an Emmy, a Tony and a Grammy award.

Mel Brooks Age

Melvin was born on June 28, 1926 in Brooklyn, New York, U.S. He is 92 years old as of 2018.

Mel Brooks Height

He stands at a height of 1. 65 m.

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He was born to Max Kaminsky who was born in 1895 and died in 1929 and Kate (nee Brookman) Kaminsky who was born in 1896 and died on 1989. He grew up in Williamsburg. His father’s family were Jews from Danzig while his mother’s family were Jews from Kiev in the Pale of Settlement.

He had 3 older brothers: Irving, Lenny and Bernie. Growing up was tough for him as he was small in size, sickly and often bullied and teased by his classmates. He grew up in tenement housing.

When he was 9 years old, he went to a Broadway show with his uncle Joe and saw Anything Goes with William Gaxton, Ethel Merman and Victor Moore at the Alvin Theatre. After the show, he told his uncle that he would venture into show business and not work in the Garment district like everybody was doing.

Mel Brooks Wife | Mel Brooks Children | Mel Brooks Son

He married Florence Baum on November 26, 1953 and their marriage ended in divorce in January 20, 1962 and they were blessed with 3 children, Stephanie, Nicky and Eddie.

He later married TV actress Anne Bancroft on August 5, 1964 and remained together until her death on June 6, 2005 and they were blessed with a son, Max Brooks, an American actor and author.

Mel Brooks Gay

He is not gay, he is straight.

Mel Brooks Health | Is Mel Brooks Alive | Did Mel Brooks Die

He is still of good health, active and very much alive.

Mel Brooks Movies And TV Shows | Mel Brooks Collection

Mel Brooks Films

As a director

Year of release

Title

Distributor

1995

Dracula: Dead and Loving It

Columbia

1993

Robin Hood: Men in Tights

20th Century Fox

1991

Life Stinks

MGM

1987

Spaceballs

MGM

1981

History of the World, Pt. I

20th Century Fox

1977

High Anxiety

20th Century Fox

1976

Silent Movie

20th Century Fox

1974

Blazing Saddles

Warner Bros.

Young Frankenstein

20th Century Fox

1970

The Twelve Chairs

UMC

1967

The Producers

Embassy

Other Roles

Year

Title

Role

2018

Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation

Vlad (voice)

Blazing Samurai

Shogun (voice)

2017

Leap!

M. Luteau (voice)

The Guardian Brothers

Mr. Rogman (voice)

2015

Sam

N/A

Underdogs

The Preacher (voice)

Hotel Transylvania 2

Vlad (voice)

2014

Mr. Peabody & Sherman

Albert Einstein (voice)

2010

Ruby’s Studio: The Feelings Show

Sally Simon Simmons Narrator (voice)

2008

Get Smart

N/A

2005

Robots

Bigweld (voice)

The Producers

Hilda the Pigeon, Tom the Cat (voices) / Himself

2000

Sex, Lies and Video Violence

Stressed old man

1999

Screw Loose

Jake Gordon

1998

The Prince of Egypt

Additional voices

1995

Dracula: Dead and Loving It

Dr. Abraham Van Helsing

1994

The Silence of the Hams

Checkout Guest

The Little Rascals

Mr. Welling

1993

Robin Hood: Men in Tights

Rabbi Tuckman

1992

Mickey’s Audition

Movie director

1991

Life Stinks

Goddard Bolt

1990

Look Who’s Talking Too

Mr. Toilet Man (voice)

1987

Spaceballs

President Skroob, Yogurt

1983

To Be or Not to Be

Dr. Frederick Bronski

1981

History of the World, Part I

Moses, Comicus, Tomas de Torquemada, Louis XVI of France, Jacques le Garçon de Pisse

1979

The Muppet Movie

Professor Max Krassman

1977

High Anxiety

Richard H. Thorndyke

1976

Silent Movie

Mel Funn

1975

The Adventure of Sherlock Holmes’ Smarter Brother

Bruner (voice)

1974

Blazing Saddles

Governor William J. Lepetomane, Indian Chief

Young Frankenstein

Werewolf, Cat Hit by Dart, Victor Frankenstein (voice)

1970

The Twelve Chairs

Tikon

1967

The Producers

Singer in “Springtime for Hitler” (voice)

1963

The Critic

Narrator (voice)

1954

New Faces

N/A

Television

Year

Title

Role

2018

To Tell the Truth

Himself

2015

Mel Brooks: Live at the Geffen

Himself

The Comedians

Himself

2014

Dora the Explorer

Mad Hatter(voice)

2012

Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee

Himself

Mel Brooks Strikes Back

Himself

2011

Special Agent Oso

Grandpa Mel (voice)

The Paul Reiser Show

The Angry Cat (voice)

Mel Brooks and Dick Cavett Together Again

Himself

2010

Glenn Martin, DDS

Canine (voice)

2008–09

Spaceballs: The Animated Series

President Skroob, Yogurt (voice)

2004

Curb Your Enthusiasm

Himself

2003–07

Jakers! The Adventures of Piggley Winks

Wiley the Sheep (voice)

2003

The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius[82]

Santa Claus(voice)

2002

It’s a Very Merry Muppet Christmas Movie

Joe Snow (voice)

2000

The Kids from Room 402

Mr. Miller (voice)

1996–99

Mad About You

Uncle Phil

1995

The Simpsons

Himself (voice)

1993

Frasier

Tom (voice)

1990

The Tracey Ullman Show

Buzz Schlanger

1989

The Nutt House

N/A

1983

An Audience with Mel Brooks

Himself

1975

The 2000 Year Old Man[82]

2000 Year Old Man (voice)

When Things Were Rotten

N/A

1974

Free to Be… You and Me

Baby Boy (voice)

1971–77

The Electric Company

Blond-Haired Cartoon Man (voice)

1967

The Sid Caesar, Imogene Coca, Carl Reiner, Howard Morris Special

Himself

1965–70

Get Smart

N/A

1961

The New Steve Allen Show

2000 Year Old Man

1954–57

Caesar’s Hour

N/A

Mel Brooks Net Worth

He has an estimated net worth of $85 million.

Mel Brooks Hitler

He had been toying with a bizarre and unconventional idea about a musical comedy of Adolf Hitler  and he explored the idea as a novel and a play before finally writing a script. He eventually found two producers, Joseph E. Levine and Sidney Galzier, and made his first 1967 feature film, The Producers.

Mel Brooks Simpsons

He stars as Himself (voice) in The Simpsons, an American animated sitcom created by Matt Groening for the Fox Broadcasting Company.

Mel Brooks History Of The World

He wrote, directed, produced and starred as  Moses, Comicus, Tomas de Torquemada, Louis XVI of France and Jacques le Garçon de Pisse in History of The World,  a 1981 American anthology comedy film .

Mel Brooks Spaceballs

He wrote, directed, produced and starred as President Skroob / Yogurt in Spaceballs,  a 1987 American comic science fiction film.

Mel Brooks The Producers

He wrote and directed The Producers,  a 1967 American satirical comedy film produced by Sidney Glazier.

Mel Brooks Frankenstein

He wrote and directed Young Frankenstein, a 1974 American comedy horror film produced by Michael Gruskoff.

Mel Brooks Silent Movie

He wrote and directed The Silent Movie,  a 1976 American satirical comedy film that was produced by Michael Hertzberg.

Mel Brooks Robin Hood | Mel Brooks Men In Tights

He wrote, directed and produced Robin Hood: Men In Tights a 1993 American musical adventure comedy film and a parody of the Robin Hood story.

Mel Brooks Life Stinks

He wrote, directed, produced and starred as Goddard Bolt in Life Stinks, a 1991 American comedy-drama film.  It is one of the few Mel Brooks comedies that is not a parody.

Mel Brooks The Inquisition

Mel Brooks Ww2

After he attended Abraham Lincoln High School for a year, he graduated from Eastern District High School and spent a year at Brooklyn College before being drafted into the army in 1944. He was placed in the Army Specialized Training Program and sent to the Virginia Military Institute where he was taught military engineering skills and later underwent basic training at Fort Sill, Oklahoma.

He served in the United States Army as a Corporal in the 1104 Engineer Combat Battalion, 78th infantry Division, defusing land mines as the allies advanced into Germany during world war II.

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Mel Brooks Interview

Q & ANDY: MEL BROOKS

Source: interviewmagazine.com

ANDY WARHOL: What did you have for breakfast?

MEL BROOKS: I only eat deep-fried pheasant.

WARHOL: Do you take showers or baths?

BROOKS: I do not wash.  I spray myself with perfume to cover my scent.

WARHOL: What’s your favorite movie?

BROOKS: Citizen Chrein. It’s about the genius who invented red horseradish

WARHOL: Who was the nicest person you worked for?

BROOKS: Sid Caesar. Woody Allen, Larry Gelbart, Neil Simon, and I wrote his weekly Caesar’s Hour sketch comedy show. It was a pretty good writing staff. Normally, you hope and pray that the comic you are writing for will just make your stuff work, but Sid Caesar always raised the level of our comedy. He was a champ.

WARHOL: What color are your eyes?

BROOKS: Blue. Normally Jews have brown eyes, but my grandmother, who came from Russia, must have had some hanky-panky with a Cossack.

WARHOL: Do you get eight hours a night?

BROOKS: I do. I just wish it were sleep.

WARHOL: What’s a mongoose?

BROOKS: It’s hard to explain, but if you were a snake, you’d know.

WARHOL: Who’s your dream date?

BROOKS: I’d like to go out with Sarah Silverman and Amy Schumer. I’d love to see them fight over me.

WARHOL: Would you like some wine?

BROOKS: Only if it’s a magnum of 1961 Château Haut-Brion, a case of which was given to me by Alfred Hitchcock, with this note: “Dear Mel, have no anxiety over High Anxiety. It’s a truly wonderful film. Love, Hitch.”

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Mel Brooks Movies Ranked Worst To Best

Source: ultimateclassicrock.com

Mel Brooks got his start in the early days of television, writing jokes along with other pioneering comedians like Carl Reiner and Neil Simon.

The experience served him well as he made the leap from behind the scenes – his 2000 Year Old Man sketch with Reiner is a comedy classic – and later to movie director. He took those experiences with him every step of the way, informing his work with the broad sweep of stage shows coupled with a knack for parody, as you’ll see in our below list of Mel Brooks Movies Ranked Worst to Best.

His best films of the nearly dozen he’s directed over the years found inspiration in his past – Universal monsters, Hollywood westerns, silent movies – as well as in the barrier-breaking present. His bawdy Blazing Saddles and Young Frankenstein couldn’t have been made in an earlier era. The Producers, about a deliberately over-the-top musical on the life of Adolf Hitler, was still ahead of its time, even in 1967.

There were plenty of misses with those hits. His two most recent movies – both from the ’90s – are stuck in the past, and even his greatest work includes more than a few misfired jokes. Then again, when you’re hurling hundreds of them at viewers in the course of 90 or so minutes, that’s bound to happen.

But that never stopped Brooks from trying new things (see Life Stinks) or borrowing from the best (the Alfred Hitchcock homage High Anxiety). Most of these films are worth revisiting – recommended so you can pick up on the dozens of mile-a-minute jokes you probably missed the first time around. Many of them are essential works of film comedy, as you’ll see in our list of Mel Brooks Movies Ranked Worst to Best

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