Carl Reiner death: Rob Reiner, more celebrities pay tribute

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

On June 29, 2020, Reiner died in his Beverly Hills home surrounded by family, including son Rob Reiner. Reiner also scored a major TV hit by creating and co-writing The Dick Van Dyke Show, starring the popular entertainer, before going on to achieve renown as the director of Steve Martin's best known films.

Tributes poured in online, including from actor Josh Gadd, who called Reiner "one of the greatest comedic minds of all time", and writer Bill Kristol, who said: "What a life!" You can see the evidence of that splashed all throughout Reiner's prolific Twitter presence and public persona in general.

Also among his industry admirers was Midler, who starred in the 1997 romantic comedy "That Old Feeling" - the last film Reiner directed. Reiner continued to work on the series behind the scenes as a writer on many episodes, and he had a recurring role on the show as Alan Brady. Taking an interest in acting as a teenager, Reiner was later performing on stage for troops during his stint with the Army Air Forces in the 1940's.

Reiner won nine Emmy Awards and one Grammy Award during his career. Later, Reiner teamed up with Brooks playing the straight man to Brook's "2000 Year Old Man" in a series of skits they performed over several decades.

He also won Emmys for his work on Caesar's Hour, Mad About You and The Dick Van Dyke Show.

Reiner began his career as a performer on Broadway before transitioning into television on Sid Caesar's variety program Your Show of Shows.

The following year, Reiner made his feature film directing and producing debut with Enter Laughing, which he adapted from a Joseph Stein play that was based on Reiner's semiautobiographical 1958 book of the same name. It was after that success that Reiner turned his sights toward creating what would become "The Dick Van Dyke Show", on which he had originally planned to star.

His film credits included directing George Burns in 1977's Oh, God! and Steve Martin in The Jerk, Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid and The Man with Two Brains. As I write this my heart is hurting.

Later, Reiner appeared in the remake of "Ocean's Eleven" and the sequels "Ocean's Twelve" and "Ocean's Thirteen" as Saul Bloom.

But Reiner never strayed far from television, continuing to make guest appearances on various shows such as Two And A Half Men and Hot In Cleveland well into his 90s, as well as keeping up a busy Twitter account.

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