Actor-director, Carl Reiner, has died.
He was 98.
“Last night my dad passed away,” Rob Reiner tweeted. “As I write this my heart is hurting. He was my guiding light.”
Carl Reiner died Monday of natural causes at his home in Beverly Hills, his assistant Judy Nagy, said CNN.
The All-Media Guy
Reiner had work in all the medium—live television, Broadway, motion pictures, record albums and a variety of guest appearances.
He was a performer and writer on the legendary “Your Show of Shows.”
He created “The Dick Van Dyke Show,” one of the great situation comedies in history, which was based on his life as a comedy writer.
Reiner became a standup comedian after the war.
He landed a part in a 1947 review, “Call Me Mister,” said CNN.
Working Even In His Late 70s
Reiner in the ’90s, found himself landing a role at the hit television shows “Frasier” and “Mad About You.”
In the 2000s, he performed in the “Ocean’s Eleven” films and the TV series “Two and a Half Men,” among others.
He managed to become a prolific writer of books.
Honors, Awards, And Nominations
Reiner vast career from film and television earned him numerous awards:
He won an 11 Primetime Emmy Awards; nominated many times at the Grammy Awards for Best Comedy Album for The 2000 Year Old Man in the Year 2000 in 1998.
He is also a recipient of multiple honors, such as
· Reiner became inductee with a star on the Hollywood of Fame in 1960.
· By 1999, he was elected to Television Hall of Fame.
· He received the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor at the Kennedy Center in the year 2000.
· In 2017, he and his son became the first father-son duo to have their footprints and handprints added to a concrete slab at Grauman’s Chinese Theater.