Carl Reiner, ‘Dick Van Dyke Show’ Creator, Dies At 98

The Dick Van Dyke Show creator and TV legend Carl Reiner dies at 98

Reiner, the 98-year-old whose legendary career as a comedy writer, director and producer spanned over 60 years, died Monday of natural causes.

Just yesterday, Reiner had tweeted: "Nothing pleases me more than knowing that I have lived the best life possible by having met & marrying the gifted Estelle (Stella) Lebost (who passed away in 2008), who partnered with me in bringing Rob, Annie & Lucas Reiner into to this needy & evolving world".

Carl Reiner was born on March 20, 1922, in The Bronx, New York.

This is the morning routine of comedy legend Carl Reiner as detailed in the HBO documentary film If You're Not in the Obit, Eat Breakfast.

Reiner and Brooks remained close into their late 90s with Reiner telling USA Today in 2019 that they got together regularly to watch game shows and movies. After working his way through summer stock and the old Borscht Belt, Reiner was drafted into the Air Force during World War II. Reiner acted both as cast member and as part of the writing staff that also included Mel Brooks, Neil Simon, Woody Allen and Larry Gelbart. Later, Reiner teamed up with Brooks playing the straight man to Brook's "2000 Year Old Man" in a series of skits they performed over several decades.

The day prior to his death, Reiner's final tweets were, fittingly, a tribute to one his favorite entertainers. He would go on to appear in shows titled Inside U.S.A. and Alive and Kicking on Broadway. It was after that success that Reiner turned his sights toward creating what would become "The Dick Van Dyke Show", on which he had originally planned to star.

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Other Hollywood celebrities also reacted to the news of Reiner's passing via social media including Jason Alexander and Alan Alda.

A reprisal of his Alan Brady role three decades later, for a guest spot on the 1990s sitcom "Mad About You", earned Reiner yet another Emmy.

The following year, Reiner made his feature film directing and producing debut with "Enter Laughing", which he adapted from a Joseph Stein play that was based on Reiner's semiautobiographical 1958 book of the same name. It launched a short but fruitful partnership with Martin, whom he directed in three other films including Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid (1982), The Man with Two Brains (1983), and All of Me (1984). Reiner returned to that role in two "Ocean's" sequels.

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, N.Y.

"As I write this my heart is hurting".

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