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Carl Reiner

Actor, Comedian, Writer and Director Carl Reiner
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Profession: Actor, Comedian, Writer and Director

United States of America

Why Famous: Carl Reiner is the creator of the US television show "The Dick Van Dyke Show" which ran from 1961 to 1966. The show won 15 Emmys, including 6 for Carl Reiner for writing and producing the show.

Reiner went on to play a significant part in Steve Marin's career, writing and directing four of his early films including "The Jerk" (1979) and "Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid" (1982).

Reiner was part of Steven Soderbergh's Ocean's Trilogy appearing as Saul Bloom.

Reiner is the father of actor and director Rob Reiner (When Harry Met Sally).

Born: March 20, 1922
Birthplace: NYC, New York, USA

Generation: Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Pisces

Died: June 27, 2020 (aged 98)

Married Life

  • 1943-12-24 Actor and comedian Carl Reiner (21) weds singer Estelle Lebost (29)

Events in the Life of Carl Reiner

  • 1961-10-03 "The Dick Van Dyke Show" created by Carl Reiner starring Dick van Dyke premieres on CBS-TV
  • 1963-05-26 15th Emmy Awards: "The Dick Van Dyke Show", E G Marshall & Shirley Booth win
  • 1964-05-25 16th Emmy Awards: "The Dick Van Dyke Show", Dick Van Dyke & Mary Tyler Moore win
  • 1965-09-12 17th Emmy Awards: "The Dick Van Dyke Show" & Dick Van Dyke win