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    Carl Reiner dead at 98

    Veteran comedian and 'Dick Van Dyke Show,' 'Ocean's' star Carl Reiner dies at 98


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    6/30/20
    Carl Reiner, the veteran comedian, actor and director known for starring in "The Dick Van Dyke Show" and the "Ocean's" films, has died at 98. Reiner’s assistant Judy Nagy told the Associated Press he died Monday night of natural causes his home in Beverly Hills, California. Reiner was one of those rare entertainers who never fell out of favor or out of sight, busily maintaining his career and popularity from the day he joined Sid Caesar’s "Your Show of Shows" in 1950 right up to his part in the big-screen "Ocean’s Eleven" family and role as Charlie Sheen and Jon Cryer's stepfather on "Two and a Half Men." "Nothing pleases me more than knowing that I have lived the best life possible by having met & marrying the gifted Estelle (Stella) Lebost," Reiner tweeted Saturday, "who partnered with me in bringing Rob, Annie & Lucas Reiner into to this needy & evolving world."

    If all he’d ever done was create "The Dick Van Dyke Show," one of best and most influential sitcoms ever made, that would have been enough to ensure his place in the American cultural Hall of Fame. Everything else is just more icing on top of the cake. Perfectly cast and agelessly funny, Van Dyke brought a new level of wit, sex and sophistication to the genre. Switching back and forth between Rob Petrie’s job as a writer on the fictional "Alan Brady Show" with his role as suburban husband to the highly-desirable Laura (Mary Tyler Moore), Reiner helped create both the modern workplace sitcom and the modern concept that coworkers are another kind of family. And he also slipped in a perfect role for himself - the vainglorious, hilariously puffed-up TV star Brady, for whom Rob slaved. All of him will be missed. Reiner was married for 64 years to Estelle Lebost, who died in 2008; his children survive him.
    A Hollywood and comedy icon.

    RIP Carl


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    Re: Carl Reiner dead at 98

    Thanks Trump.
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    Re: Carl Reiner dead at 98

    He brought a lot of laughs for us. His Dick Van Dyke show was a true classic.

    RIP Carl.

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    Re: Carl Reiner dead at 98

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    Thanks Trump.
    So do you think if it wasn't for Trump, Reiner could have lived for another 10 years?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jaypatriot View Post
    So do you think if it wasn't for Trump, Reiner could have lived for another 10 years?
    Definitely.
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    Re: Carl Reiner dead at 98

    RIP sir.
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    Re: Carl Reiner dead at 98

    RIP Carl Reiner.
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    Re: Carl Reiner dead at 98

    Mel Brooks must be devastated.
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