Wednesday, 15 July, 2020

Carl Reiner Remembered: "He Was My Guiding Light" Says Son Rob Reiner

Reiner attends a special screening of the feature-length documentary Method To The Madness Of Jerry Lewis in 2011 Carl Reiner, Dick Van Dyke Show Creator, Dead at 98
Adrian Cunningham | 30 June, 2020, 22:39

Reiner's eccentric 1989 film Bert Rigby, You're a Fool was conceived as a vehicle for the British actor Robert Lindsay, cast after his Me and My Girl stage success, as an all-singing, all-dancing Northern coalminer inspired by a love of old musicals to try his luck in Hollywood.

It starred Van Dyke as a television comedy writer working for a demanding, eccentric boss (Reiner) and living with his wife (Mary Tyler Moore in her first major TV role) and young son in suburban New Rochelle, N.Y.

Carl Reiner, born in the Bronx on March 20, 1922, became an icon in American comedy. In the years to follow, Reiner would win two more awards for his work on the series.

He was still taking voice roles in his 90s and had a key role in If You're Not In The Obit, Eat Breakfast, a documentary about people who keep busy into their 90s.

Victor of nine Emmy Awards, Reiner earned five for The Dick Van Dyke Show, which ran from 1961-66, and on which he played television host Alan Brady. "He was my guiding light", Rob Reiner tweeted on Tuesday. After joining the service's performing unit, Reiner broke into showbiz after hostilities finished, landing a spot on Your Show of Shows in 1950, where he would collaborate with the likes of Brooks and Neil Simon. He would go on to appear in shows titled Inside U.S.A. and Alive and Kicking on Broadway.

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Reiner, who died June 29 at the age of 98, joined the platform in July 2012 and reached a new generation of fans through his witticisms, amassing 6,520 messages and over 367,000 followers.

Reiner wrote four volumes of memoirs, including I Just Remembered in 2014, as well as children's books. But CBS ultimately picked up the series in 1961, after it was recast and retitled for its new star, The Dick Van Dyke Show.

Reiner reprised the role of Brady on "Mad About You" and won an Emmy for his performance - one of nine he won in his career. He'd also work with Mel Brooks on The Steve Allen Show, and the two would later release the best-selling comedy album "2000 Years with Carl Reiner and Mel Brooks".

He also made appearances on "Hot in Cleveland" and "Two and a Half Men".

In subsequent decades, his status as a comedy legend secure he completed numerous guest shots in TV shows such as Frasier, King of the Hill, The Larry Sanders Show and Ally McBeal, while latterday film roles included Steven Soderbergh's Ocean's Eleven remake as con artist Saul Bloom and "Carl Reinorcerous" in Toy Story 4.