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Mel Brooks Tribute: Lesley Ann Warren & Carl Reiner + Teri Garr & Tracey Ullman

Mel Brooks at the “Academy Tribute to Mel Brooks,” on Friday, July 24, 2009, at the Samuel Goldwyn Theatre in Beverly Hills. Albert Brooks, Mel Brooks Teri Garr Mel Brooks Carl Reiner Photos: Richard Harbaugh / © A.M.P.A.S. Richard Benjamin, Lesley Ann Warren, Mel Brooks, Leonard Maltin, Teri Garr, Sid Ganis, Tracey Ullman Lesley Ann Warren, Sid Ganis Tracey Ullman, Teri Garr Photos: Todd Wawrychuk / © A.M.P.A.S. Mel Brooks, Lesley Ann Warren Tracey Ullman Lesley Ann Warren, Tracey Ullman, Teri Garr Photos: Todd Wawrychuk / © A.M.P.A.S.


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Mel Brooks Tribute: Lesley Ann Warren & Carl Reiner + Teri Garr & Tracey Ullman



Mel Brooks Tribute

Anne Bancroft, Mel Brooks in To Be or Not to Be (top); Mel Brooks at the 1969 Oscar ceremony (bottom) The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will present a tribute to Mel Brooks on Friday, July 24, at 8 p.m. at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills. Hosted by film historian Leonard Maltin, the evening will feature numerous film clips and stories from his artistic collaborators and friends, in addition to Brooks himself. Schedules permitting, special guests will include Richard Benjamin, Teri Garr, Cloris Leachman, Carl Reiner, Tracey Ullman and Lesley Ann Warren. The Brooklyn-born comedian, writer, producer, director, composer, and actor Mel Brooks won an Academy Award for the original story and screenplay of the 1968 […]


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Mel Brooks Tribute



Mel Brooks Biography: Q&A with James Robert Parish

James Robert Parish, author of countless film books (The RKO Gals, Fiasco: A History of Hollywood's Iconic Flops), answers a few questions on the subject of his upcoming biography, It's Good to Be the King: The Seriously Funny Life of Mel Brooks (Wiley, 2007). Many comedians are supposed to be major bores when they're not “on.” Does Mel Brooks fit into that mold? Over the decades, few people (beyond Brooks' family and very close friends) have ever witnessed Mel when he is not “on.” He considers it his lifelong duty to be entertaining both on camera and off. Whether bantering on a TV talk show, parrying with a dour waiter in a deli, or directing his cast/crew on the film […]


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Mel Brooks Biography: Q&A with James Robert Parish