Carl Reiner, who helped create The Dick Van Dyke Show and acted in movies like Ocean’s Eleven, has died aged 98.
The prolific author, comic, director and actor additionally directed a number of movies together with Steve Martin autos The Jerk (1979) and All of Me (1984).
He was in 2001’s Ocean’s Eleven and its two sequels as conman Saul Bloom, and had a double act with Mel Brooks.
He died of pure causes on Monday at his dwelling in Beverly Hills, his assistant Judy Nagy advised Variety.
Reiner additionally acted in movies resembling The Russians Are Coming, The Russians Are Coming (1966).
He was a detailed good friend of fellow sketchwriter Brooks, and the pair discovered a brand new viewers with their 2000 Year Old Man routines, which spawned books and an animated TV particular.
In his 90s, just about on daily basis in Beverly Hills, Reiner met with Brooks, after they each misplaced their wives, and they’d sit on Reiner’s couch watching films, telling jokes and recalling a lifetime of comedy.
Reiner began performing within the US military throughout World War Two. In the 1950s, fellow writers on Your Show of Shows included Brooks and Neil Simon, creating a mixture of silliness and satire.
He leaves three youngsters, artist Annie, artist Lucas and actor and director Rob Reiner – behind the likes of This is Spinal Tap, The Princess Bride, Stand By Me, A Few Good Men and When Harry Met Sally.
Tributes have been paid by stars together with William Shatner and Rosanna Arquette.