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Carl Reiner Biography




Carl Reiner was born on March 20, 1922, in the Bronx, Nyc. He served with the entertainment unit during the Second World War and entered television in 1949. In 1961, he developed the situation comedy The Dick Van Dyke Show and sometimes appeared as the character Alan Brady. He also directed movies and composed novels.

Reiner is among the best creative abilities in American comedy. Growing up in the Bronx, he was the son of a watchmaker as well as a housewife. A timid kid, he dreamed of becoming an actor. His older brother motivated him to take a complimentary acting course in a dramatic school run by the Works Progress Administration during the Great Depression. This led to him joining Paul Gilmore’s theater company in the Daily Theater in the age of 17.

Initially trained as a radio operator, he afterwards studied at Georgetown University becoming a French translator. Reiner, following a stint as a teletype operator, joined an entertainment unit and toured the Pacific acting because of his fellow servicemen. Following the war stopped, Reiner spent time honing his chops as a stand-up comedian in a resort in New Hampshire. Then he toured together with the national firm for the Broadway show Call Me Mister.

Carl Reiner Biography