Stars across Hollywood and beyond are mourning the death of actor Carl Reiner, who passed away on Monday at 98 years old. Carl’s son Rob Reiner confirmed the news in a tweet, writing, “Last night my dad passed away. As I write this my heart is hurting. He was my guiding light.” The late star was known for creating and starring in the “Dick Van Dyke Show” and for his role in the box office hit “Ocean’s 11.”
Carl Reiner died Monday night June 29, 2020 at age 98 at his Beverly Hills home. Reiner was a producer, director and actor. He was also a Grammy winner. He won 9 Emmys in over 7 decades. He has more than 400 credits.
Carl Reiner is perhaps best for his creation of “The Dick Van Dyke Show,” in which he also starred as an actor who played the role of a temperamental comedian “Alan Brady” who antagonized Dick Van Dyke’s character head writer Rob Petrie and the other writers of the fictitious Alan Brady Show. Oh, and there was this new actress Carl cast for Dick’s wife — Mary Tyler Moore (Laura Petrie).
Carl Reiner directed “Oh God” with George Burns and “The Jerk” with Steve Martin, “Summer School” with Mark Harmon, ”Summer Rental” with John Candy, and “That Old Feeling” with Bette Midler and “Sibling Rivalry” with Kirstie Alley and Carrie Fisher.
Reiner also worked with Steve Martin on several movies, including “Dead Men Don’t Wear Plaid,” “Man with Two Brains” and “All of Me.”
Goodbye to my greatest mentor in movies and in life. Thank you, dear Carl. https://t.co/H7A4ZwIqfc
— Steve Martin (@SteveMartinToGo) June 30, 2020
R.I.P. Carl Reiner (1922-2020)
Pictured on the set of THE JERK with Steve Martin. pic.twitter.com/zShfRPFmQH
— Film at Lincoln Center (@FilmLinc) June 30, 2020
Reiner also starred in “The Russians are Coming, The Russians are Coming,” with Alan Arkin, Brian Keith, Jonathan Winters, and Eva Marie Saint. Reiner played a vacationing playwright who is confronted by Russians who have stranded their submarine on a sandbar near the New England coast.
The Russians Are Coming! The Russians Are Coming! – The Norwegians: Russians masquerade as Norweigans then pull a gun on the Whittakers.
The Russians Are Coming! The Russians Are Coming! – Not Personal: Walt (Carl Reiner) finally makes friends with Rozanov (Alan Arkin) after shooting his car down.
The Russians Are Coming! The Russians Are Coming! – Down the Stairs: While the town searches for the Russians, Walt (Carl Reiner) and Miss Foss (Tessie O’Shea) have trouble escaping their bonds.
The Russians Are Coming! The Russians Are Coming! – Arnold Benedict: After his son calls him a traitor, Walt (Carl Reiner) attacks the Russian holding them hostage.
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Comedy legend Carl Reiner has died at the age of 98. The famous writer, actor and director created “The Dick Van Dyke Show” and influenced generations of performers with a career that spanned decades. Chris Martinez reports.