Mel Brooks

Actor & Director Mel Brooks Full Name: Mel Brooks
Nationality: American

Profession: Actor & Director
Why Famous: Best known as a creator of broad film farces and comic parodies. He began his career as a stand-up comic and as a writer for the early TV variety show "Your Show of Shows".

In middle age he became one of the most successful film directors of the 1970s.

He is on the short list of entertainers who have won an Emmy, a Grammy, an Oscar and a Tony award.

Born: June 28, 1926 (90 years old)
Star Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, USA

Married Life

Historical Events in the Life of Mel Brooks

  • 1950-02-25 "Your Show of Shows" with Sid Caesar & Imogene Coca premieres on NBC Writers include Mel Brooks, Neil Simon & Woody Allen
  • 1974-02-07 Mel Brooks' "Blazing Saddles" opens in movie theaters starring Cleavon Little and Gene Wilder