Carl Reiner, a versatile and revered American comedian who won nine Emmys and participated in the “Ocean’s Eleven” franchise, died at 98 from natural causes in her Beverly Hills, California home. This was confirmed by friends of the writer, actor, director and producer.
Born in the Bronx, New York, Reiner was perhaps best known for the award-winning 1960s TV comedy “The Dick Van Dyke Show,” which he created and played a hilarious role, reporting to him five Emmys.
In his early years on the show, Reiner worked with comedy legends such as Syd Caesar and Mel Brooks, with whom he was a close friend, and with whom he worked in the 1960s on the popular play “2001 Year Old Man.” .
In later years, his film director credits include 1977’s “Oh God,” starring George Burns; “The Jerk” (1979), with Steve Martin; and “All of Me” (1984), with Martin and Lily Tomlin.
In 1995, Reiner received the Writers Guild lifetime achievement award for his career as a television screenwriter. In 2000, he won the Mark Twain Prize for Humor, awarded by the Kennedy Center.