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Biography:
Birth Name: Mel Brooks
Born: 06/28/1926
Birth Place: Brooklyn, New York, USA

Born Melvin Kaminsky in Brooklyn, New York on June 28, 1926, Brooks discovered his ability to make others laugh in the same manner as so many other comedians - by performing for his parents, Maximilian and Kate, and his brothers Leonard, Irving and Bernard. After serving as a combat engineer in Europe and North Africa with the Army during World War II, Brooks sharpened his chops as an emcee and musician at the Catskills resort Grossinger's, where he also changed his name to Brooks (a variant on his mother's maiden name, Brookman) to avoid confusion with trumpeter Max Kaminsky. The experience helped to solidify some of the recurring themes and elements in Brooks' comedy - broad humor with a d...

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Albums:

2000 Years With Carl Reiner & Mel Brooks

The 2000 Year Old Man In The Year 2000

Carl Reiner & Mel Brooks At The Cannes Film F…

2000 And Thirteen

2000 And One Years With Carl Reiner & Mel Bro…

The Producers: Original Motion Picture Soundt…

The Producers

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Videos:
Mel Brooks 'Peps' Up Cement Ceremony

9 Parody Movies That Got It Right

Mel Brooks Looks Back at "Young Frankenstein"

'This Day in History': 06/3/1989 - Crackdown at Tiananmen

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Popular Movies:

Mr. Peabody & Sherman

Get Smart

Robots

The Producers

Screw Loose

Dracula: Dead and Loving It

The Little Rascals

Robin Hood: Men in Tights

Life Stinks

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