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Mel Brooks & Carl Reiner met over 60 years ago while working for the Sid Caesar television series "Your Show of Shoes". They have been dear friends ever since and supported each other through hard times, including the death of their wives in 2005 & 2008.
QUICK FACTS NAME: Mel Brooks OCCUPATION: Film Actor, Theater Actor, Television Actor, Comedian, Director, Producer, Songwriter, Television Producer, Screenwriter BIRTH DATE: June 28, 1926 (Age: 86) EDUCATION: Virginia Military Institute PLACE OF BIRTH: Brooklyn, New York ORIGINALLY: Melvin Kaminsky ZODIAC SIGN: Cancer BEST KNOWN FOR Mel Brooks is a filmmaker, composer, lyricist, comedian and actor. He is best known for the films Blazing Saddles, The Producers and Young Frankenstein.