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Entertainment Comedy giant Carl Reiner, creator of The Dick Van Dyke Show, dies at 98

21:07  30 june  2020
21:07  30 june  2020 Source:   theweek.com

Carl Reiner, actor and creator of 'The Dick Van Dyke Show', dies at 98

  Carl Reiner, actor and creator of 'The Dick Van Dyke Show', dies at 98 Carl Reiner, actor, writer and creator of The Dick Van Dyke Show, has died at the age of 98. He died of natural causes on Monday at his Beverly Hills Home, his assistant confirmed to Variety. Reiner first rose to fame as a regular cast member of Sid Caesar's Your Show of Shows which saw him pick up two Emmys in 1956 and 1957. Read more: Mel Brooks and Carl Reiner cope with social distancing using TV In his long career, Reiner won nine Emmy Awards overall with five of them being for The Dick Van Dyke Show which he created, wrote, produced and starred in. © Provided by Yahoo! Entertainment UK An off camera moment featuring Mary Tyler Moore; Dick Van Dyke and Carl Reiner.

Carl Reiner wearing a suit and tie: Carl Reiner speaks onstage during a 'Salute To Sid Caesar' at The Paley Center for Media on July 16, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California © Imeh Akpanudosen/Getty Images Carl Reiner speaks onstage during a 'Salute To Sid Caesar' at The Paley Center for Media on July 16, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California

Comedy legend Carl Reiner has died at 98.

Reiner died Monday night at his home in Beverly Hills, TMZ reported on Tuesday. His assistant confirmed the news to Variety, saying his death was due to natural causes.

After his work on Sid Caesar's Your Show of Shows and Caesar's Hour in the 1950s, Reiner in 1961 created one of the most beloved sitcoms of all time, The Dick Van Dyke Show, which ran for five seasons and which he also acted in. He directed movies like Oh, God! and The Jerk, and as an actor, his other credits include everything from the Ocean's Eleven trilogy to a wide variety of series including The Carol Burnett Show and Hot in Cleveland.

Carl Reiner, American comedy star, dead at 98

  Carl Reiner, American comedy star, dead at 98 Carl Reiner, American comedy star, dead at 98LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Carl Reiner, a driving force in American comedy as a writer for television pioneer Sid Caesar, partner of Mel Brooks and creator and co-star of the classic sitcom "The Dick Van Dyke Show," has died.

Reiner won nine Emmy Awards, including five for The Dick Van Dyke Show, Variety notes, and he also won a Grammy with his frequent collaborator Mel Brooks for Best Spoken Comedy Album in 1999.

"An absolute giant of 20th century comedy," Rolling Stone's Alan Sepinwall tweeted, while The New York Times' James Poniewozik remembered Reiner as "one of the giants who invented TV comedy, and therefore invented TV."

Reiner had three children, including actor and director Rob Reiner, who in a tweet on Tuesday wrote, "Last night my dad passed away. As I write this my heart is hurting. He was my guiding light."

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