Mel Brooks (born Melvin Kaminsky; June 28, 1926) is an American filmmaker, actor, comedian, and composer. He is known as a creator of broad film farces and comedic parodies. Brooks began his career as a comic and a writer for the early TV variety show Your Show of Shows. He created, with Buck Henry, the hit television comedy series Get Smart, which ran from 1965 to 1970.
|Full name at birth||
Melvin James Kaminsky
|Claim to fame||
Blazing Saddles, The Young Frankenstein, Spaceballs.
|Date of birth||
28 June 1926
|Place of birth||
Brooklyn, New York. USA
5' 5" (165 cm)
Eastern District High School, Brooklyn, NY (1944)
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