In the US the popular comic actor/producer/director Carl Reiner, one of the most prolific entertainers in the history of show business has died at the age of 98 in Beverly Hills surrounded by family members.
He was hugely respected and was a Grammy winner. He won 9 Emmys in over seven decades having had more than 400 credits to a glittering career.
For the youngsters, Carl portrayed, aptly enough, Carl Reineroceros in “Toy Story 4.”
Many older fans will recall his performances in “The Dick Van Dyke Show,” which he created and starred in.
Carl played the role of a very temperamental comedian – Alan Brady – who terrorized Dick Van Dyke’s character and the other writers.
There were other smash hits, including directing Oh God with George Burns and The Jerk with Steve Martin, with whom he also worked on several movies, including Dead Men Don’t Wear Plaid, Man with Two Brains and All of Me.
Reiner appeared in a bunch of TV shows and movies, including The Russians are Coming, The Russians are Coming, and Enter Laughing.
The directing credits include Summer Rental with John Candy, Summer School with Mark Harmon, That Old Feeling with Bette Midler and Sibling Rivalry with Kirstie Alley and Carrie Fisher.
Carl appeared on hit TV shows, including “Two and a Half Men,” “Hot in Cleveland” and “House.”
He was also in Ocean’s 11 and Ocean’s Thirteen. He is the father of another prominent actor and producer Rob Reiner.