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Mel Brooks

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Born: June 28, 1926 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Brooklyn, New York, USA Profession: Writer ...
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Worked variously as jazz drummer, stand-up comedian, handyman and social director for a Catskills resort after World War II
1949:
Worked as sketch writer for Sid Caesar, collaborating on television shows Like "Your Show of Shows" (NBC, 1950-1954)
1954:
Made film writing debut with "New Faces" (sketches)
1957:
Co-wrote the book for the Broadway musical "Shinbone Alley"
1960:
Earned a Grammy nomination with Carl Reiner for Best Spoken Word Comedy for <i>2,000 Years</i>
1961:
Nominated for Best Comedy Performance Grammy for <i>2,000 and One Years</i>
1962:
Wrote the book for the Broadway musical "All-American"
1963:
Created and narrated first film, the cartoon "The Critic"; won Academy Award for Best Short Subject
1963:
Nominated for Grammy Award for Best Comedy Performance for <i>At the Cannes Film Festival</i>
1965:
With Buck Henry, created the Emmy Award-winning "Get Smart" (NBC, CBS)
1967:
Won Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing Achievement in a Variety Comedy for "The Sid Caesar, Imogene Coca, Carl Reiner, Howard Morris Special" (CBS)
1968:
First film as director and screenwriter, "The Producers"; also composed song "Springtime for Hitler"; won Academy Award for Best Originaly Screenplay
1970:
Wrote, directed and starred in the comedy "The Twelve Chairs"
1974:
Played Governor Lepetomane and Indian Chief in the Western movie parody "Blazing Saddles"; also co-wrote and directed
1974:
Wrote and directed the horror movie spoof "Young Frankenstein"; earned Academy Award nomination for Best Adapted Screenplay
1977:
First film as producer, "High Anxiety"; also acted in and directed
1979:
Formed production company Brooksfilms Ltd.
1979:
Made a cameo in "The Muppet Movie"
1980:
Served as uncredited executive producer of "The Elephant Man," a heart-wrenching drama about a man with physical deformities; film was nominated for Best Picture Academy Award
1981:
Played various roles, including Moses and King Louis XVI in "History of the World, Part I"; also directed, wrote, and produced
1982:
Served as uncredited executive producer on the Frances Farmer biopic "Frances"
1982:
Executive produced the film "My Favorite Year," loosely inspired by the behind-the-scenes action at "Your Show of Shows"
1986:
Served as executive producer on a successful remake of the 1958 sci-fi flick "The Fly" and the less-than-stellar fantasy "Solarbabies"
1987:
Played President Skroob and Yogurt in the "Star Wars" spoof "Spaceballs"; also co-wrote, directed, and produced
1989:
Served as uncredited executive producer on "The Fly II"
1991:
Starred in, directed, and wrote the unpopular comedy "Life Stinks"
1992:
Executive produced the misfire "The Vagrant"
1993:
Made rare TV sitcom appearance on NBC's "Frasier"
1993:
Featured as Rabbi Tuckman in "Robin Hood: Men in Tights"; also directed, produced and co-wrote
1994:
Played Mr. Welling in the big-screen version of "The Little Rascals"
1995:
Featured as vampire hunter Abraham Van Helsing in "Dracula: Dead and Loving It"; also directed, wrote and produced
1995:
Played himself on an episode of the Fox animated series "The Simpsons"
1996:
Played recurring role of Paul's Uncle Phil on the hit NBC sitcom "Mad About You"; won three Emmy Awards for appearances
1997:
With Carl Reiner, wrote the book <i>The 2000 Year Old Man in the Year 2000</i>
1999:
With Reiner won Grammy for Spoken Comedy Album for the recording of <i>The 2000 Year Old Man in 2000</i>
2000:
Adapted his Oscar-winning screenplay "The Producers" for the stage; earned critical kudos and a record 15 Tony Award nominations
2005:
Voiced master inventor Bigweld in the animated feature "Robots"
2005:
Once again brought "The Producers" back to the big screen, originally a 1968 movie, which was adapted into a Tony award winning stage musical, starring Matthew Broderick and Nathan Lane; film earned a Golden Globe nomination for Best Picture and a Grammy nomination for Best Song for "There's Nothing Like a Show on Broadway"
2007:
Adapted his 1987 sci-fi spoof "Spaceballs" into "Spaceballs: The Animated Series" (G4 TV); wrote, directed and voiced two characters, President Skroob and Yogurt
2007:
Adapted his 1974 film "Young Frankenstein" into a Broadway musical
2008:
Credited for creating characters in the feature remake of "Get Smart," starring Steve Carell as Maxwell Smart and Anne Hathaway as Agent 99
2012:
Announced as recipient of AFI Lifetime Achievement Award

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