Carl Reiner Biography – Carl Reiner Wiki
Carl Reiner was an American comedian, actor, publisher, director, and screenwriter. He had his start on Broadway. In 1950, he was cast on “Your Show of Shows”, which starred Sid Caesar and Imogene Coca. He also appeared on the “Dick Van Dyke Show,” a sitcom he created in the 1960s.
During his career which spanned seven decades, he directed numerous films, including “The Jerk” and “Dead Men Don’t Wear Plaid” with Steve Martin; “Sibling Rivalry,” starring Kristie Alley and Carrie Fisher; and “That Old Feeling” with Bette Midler.
He also appeared on several other TV shows, including “Two and Half Men,” “Hot in Cleveland” and “House.” He was also part of the cast of “Ocean’s Eleven,” “Ocean’s Twelve” and “Ocean’s Thirteen.”
Carl Reiner Age
Carl Reiner was born on March 20, 1922, in The Bronx, New York, United States. He died on June 29, 2020, in Beverly Hills, California. He was 98 years old.
Carl Reiner Wife
Carl Reiner was married to his wife Estelle Lebost from December 24, 1943, until her death on October 25, 2008, at the age of 94.
Carl Reiner Children
Carl Reiner had three children: Rob Reiner, Annie Reiner, and Lucas Reiner.
Carl Reiner Family
Carl Reiner was born to Irving Reiner, a watchmaker, and Bessie (née Mathias) Reiner.
Carl Reiner Death
Carl Reiner died at his home in Beverly Hills, California on June 29, 2020, at age 98. His son, director Rob Reiner, confirmed his death on Twitter. Rob tweeted: “Last night my dad passed away. As I write this my heart is hurting. He was my guiding light.”
Mel Brooks said the following on the passing of Carl Reiner: “Carl was a giant, unmatched in his contributions to entertainment. He created comedy gems like The Dick Van Dyke Show, The Jerk, and Where’s Poppa? I met him in 1950 when he joined Sid Caesar on Your Show of Shows, and we’ve been best friends ever since. I loved him. When we were doing The 2000 Year Old Man together there was no better straight man in the world. So whether he wrote or performed or he was just your best friend—nobody could do it better. He’ll be greatly missed. A tired cliché in times like this, but in Carl Reiner’s case it’s absolutely true. He will be greatly missed.”
Dick Van Dyke tweeted: “My idol, Carl Reiner, wrote about the human comedy. He had a deeper understanding of the human condition, than I think even he was aware of. Kind, gentle, compassionate, empathetic and wise. His scripts were never just funny, they always had something to say about us.”
Jerry Seinfeld said in a statement: “Anyone in comedy who got to know or even just meet Carl Reiner felt that they had been given a great gift. His comedy energy was one of pure joyfulness. It’s an unusual quality in our world and I have always tried to emulate him that way. When we shot the first episodes of my series, Carl came to visit. When he said, “This is the same stage where we made, “The Dick Van Dyke Show’!” I felt the stars lining up. When I helped present him with the Mark Twain Prize I said, “Mark Twain was pretty funny but I think he’d be more excited to receive ‘The Carl Reiner Prize’.” We lost an angel today.”
On Saturday, June 28, 2020, Reiner 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 partnered with me in bringing Rob, Annie & Lucas Reiner into to this needy & evolving world.”
Carl Reiner Cause of Death
Carl Reiner’s cause of death was natural causes.
Carl Reiner Net Worth
Carl Reiner’s net worth was estimated to be $70 million.