Happy Birthday To New Rochelle’s Carl Reiner

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Carl Reiner turns 92 on Thursday.
Carl Reiner turns 92 on Thursday.

NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. -- Happy Birthday to New Rochelle’s Carl Reiner!

Reiner, a longtime New Rochelle resident, turns 92 on Thursday.

Carl Reiner, stand-up comedian, actor, director, producer, writer and voice artist, was born March 20, 1922, in the Bronx, Reiner performed in several Broadway musicals, including "Inside U.S.A.," and "Alive and Kicking," and had the lead role in "Call Me Mister." In 1950, he was cast in Sid Caesar's "Your Show of Shows," appearing on air in skits while also working alongside writers such as Mel Brooks and Neil Simon.

Reiner began his directing career on "The Dick Van Dyke Show." After that show ended its run, Reiner's first film feature was an adaptation of Joseph Stein's play "Enter Laughing" (1967), which in turn was based on Reiner's semi-autobiographical 1958 novel of the same name. Films from his early directing career included the cult comedy "Where's Poppa?" (1970), "Oh, God!" (1977) with George Burns and "The Jerk" (1979) with Steve Martin.

Reiner is the author of several books, including his 2004 memoir, "My Anecdotal Life: A Memoir," and novels such as 2006's "NNNNN: A Novel." He has won nine Emmy Awards and one Grammy Award during his career including the following.

  • Grammy Award ("The 2000 Year Old Man in the Year 2000")
  • 1957: Best Supporting Performance by an Actor for "Caesar's Hour"
  • 1958: Best Continuing Supporting Performance by an Actor in a Dramatic or Comedy Series for "Caesar's Hour"
  • 1962: Outstanding Writing Achievement in Comedy for "The Dick Van Dyke Show."
  • 1963: Outstanding Writing Achievement in Comedy for "The Dick Van Dyke Show."
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