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Carl Reiner

Carl Reiner

Father of Rob Reiner, Sylivia Ann Reiner and Lucas Reiner.

Father-in-law of Michele Singer and Maud Winchester.

Former father-in-law of Penny Marshall.

Four of his movies were nominated for AFI's 100 Years...100 Laughs: Oh, God! (1977), The Jerk (1979), The Man with Two Brains (1983) and All of Me (1984). "The Jerk" made the list at #89.

He was awarded The Annual Kennedy Centre Mark Twain Prize for Comedy.



His father was a watchmaker.

Inducted into the Television Academy Hall of Fame and, in 2000, was awarded the Mark Twain Prize for Comedy by the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.

Is the 1980 recipient of the prestigious Connor Award given by the brothers of the Phi Alpha Tau fraternity based out of Emerson College in Boston, Massachusetts. He is also an honorary brother of the fraternity.

Made a best-selling album with Mel Brooks called "2000 Years with Carl Reiner and Mel Brooks" which earned a Grammy nomination and ignited Carl's writing career.

On "The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien" (2009) Reiner disclosed to Conan that he'd been a guest on Johnny Carson's TV talk show no fewer than 47 times. It was Reiner's first appearance on Conan. [December 2009]

Portrayed Rob Petrie in his 1959 television pilot "Head of the Family" which eventually became the basis for "The Dick Van Dyke Show" (1961).

Served in the Army in 1942 and was trained as a radio operator. He later was assigned to Maurice Evans' Special Entertainment Unit which included Werner Klemperer and toured the South Pacific as a comedian in GI reviews.


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