Carl Reiner

Carl Reiner (March 20, 1922 – June 29, 2020) was an American actor, comedian, director, screenwriter, and author whose career spanned seven decades. During the early years of television comedy from 1950 to 1957, he acted on and contributed sketch material for Your Show of Shows and Caesar's Hour, starring Sid Caesar. In the 1960s, Reiner was best known as the creator, producer, writer, and actor on The Dick Van Dyke Show.[1][2]

Carl Reiner
Carl Reiner 1960 still.jpg
Reiner in 1960
Born(1922-03-20)March 20, 1922
The Bronx, New York, U.S.
DiedJune 29, 2020(2020-06-29) (aged 98)
Beverly Hills, California, U.S.
Occupation
  • Actor
  • comedian
  • director
  • screenwriter
  • author
Years active1945–2020
Spouse(s)
(
m. 1943; died 2008)
Children
Comedy career
Medium
Genres
Subject(s)

Reiner formed a comedy duo with Mel Brooks in "2000 Year Old Man" and acted in films such as It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World (1963), The Russians Are Coming, the Russians Are Coming (1966), and the Ocean's film series (2001–2007). He co-wrote and directed some of Steve Martin's first and most successful films, including The Jerk (1979), and also directed comedies such as Where's Poppa? (1970), Oh, God! (1977), and All of Me (1984).

Reiner appeared in dozens of television specials from 1967 to 2000 and was a guest star on television series from the 1950s until his death.[3] He also voiced characters in film and animated films, and was a reader for books on tape. He wrote more than two dozen books, mostly in his later years.

Reiner was the recipient of many awards and honors, including 11 Emmy Awards,[4] one Grammy Award,[5] and the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor.[6] He was inducted into the Television Hall of Fame in 1999.[4] He was the father of actor and director Rob Reiner, author Annie Reiner, and artist Lucas Reiner, and the grandfather of Tracy Reiner.

Early lifeEdit

Carl Reiner was born on March 20, 1922, in the Bronx, New York City. His father Irving Reiner was a watchmaker; his mother was Bessie (née Mathias) Reiner.[7][8][9] His parents were Jewish immigrants; his father was from Austria and his mother Romania.[10] His older brother Charles served in the 9th Division in World War II; his ashes are buried at Arlington National Cemetery.[11]

When he was 16, Carl was working as a machinist repairing sewing machines. His brother Charles read about a free drama workshop sponsored by the Works Progress Administration and told Carl about it. Carl later credited Charles with his decision to change careers.[12][13] His uncle Harry Mathias was the first entertainer in his family.[14]

Military serviceEdit

Reiner was drafted into the United States Army Air Forces on October 27, 1942,[15] and served during World War II, eventually achieving the rank of corporal by the end of the war.[16] He initially trained to be a radio operator. After spending three months in the hospital recovering from pneumonia, he was sent to Georgetown University for ten months of training as a French interpreter. There he had his first experience as a director, putting on a Molière play entirely in French. After completing language training in 1944, he was sent to Hawaii to work as a teleprinter operator. The night before he was scheduled to ship out for an unknown assignment, he attended a production of Hamlet by the Special Services entertainment unit. Following an audition before actor and major Maurice Evans, he was transferred to Special Services. Over the following two years, Reiner performed around the Pacific theater, entertaining troops in Hawaii, Guam, Saipan, Tinian and Iwo Jima until he was honorably discharged in 1946.[16]

Television and film careerEdit

Reiner performed in several Broadway musicals (including Inside U.S.A. and Alive and Kicking), and had the lead role in Call Me Mister.[17] In 1950, he was cast by Max Leibman as a comic actor on Sid Caesar's Your Show of Shows, appearing on air in skits while also contributing ideas to writers such as Mel Brooks and Neil Simon.[17] He did not receive credit for his sketch material, but won Emmy Awards in 1955 and 1956 as a supporting actor.[17] Reiner also wrote for Caesar's Hour with Brooks, Simon, Woody Allen, Larry Gelbart, Mel Tolkin, Mike Stewart, Aaron Ruben, Sheldon Keller, and Gary Belkin.[18] He assumed the role of head writer and semi-regular on The Dinah Shore Chevy Show during the 1959-1960 television season.

Starting in 1960, Reiner teamed with Brooks as a comedy duo on The Steve Allen Show. Their performances on television and stage included Reiner playing the straight man in 2000 Year Old Man.[19] Eventually, the routine expanded into a series of five comedy albums and a 1975 animated television special, with the last album in the series winning a Grammy Award for Best Spoken Word Comedy Album.[19][20] The act gave Brooks "an identity as a comic performer for the first time," said Reiner.[21] Brooks's biographer, William Holtzman, called their 12-minute act "an ingenious jazz improvisation ...",[21] while Gerald Nachman described Reiner's part in guiding the act:

The routine relies totally on the team's mental agility and chemistry. It's almost heresy to imagine Brooks performing it with any other straight man. Reiner was a solid straight man to Caesar, but with Brooks he is the second-banana supreme...guiding his partner's churning comic mind.[21][22]

 
Reiner with Goldie Hawn on the set of Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In on January 16, 1970

In 1958 Reiner wrote the initial 13 episodes of a television series titled Head of the Family, based on his own personal and professional life. However, the network did not like Reiner in the lead role for unknown reasons.[17] In 1961 the show was recast and re-titled The Dick Van Dyke Show and became an iconic series, making stars of his lead actors Dick Van Dyke and Mary Tyler Moore. In addition to writing many of the episodes, Reiner occasionally appeared as temperamental show host Alan Brady.[17] The series ran from 1961 to 1966 and thereafter entered a long run of syndication.[17] In 1966, Reiner co-starred in The Russians Are Coming, the Russians Are Coming.[23]

Reiner's first film directorial effort 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.[6] Balancing directing, producing, writing, and acting, Reiner worked on a wide range of films and television programs. Films from his early directing career include Where's Poppa? (1970), Oh, God! (1977), and The Jerk (1979).[24][25][26]

In My Anecdotal Life: A Memoir (2003), he writes:

Of all the films I have directed, only Where's Poppa? is universally acknowledged as a cult classic. A cult classic, as you may know, is a film that was seen by a small minority of the world's film goers, who insist it is one of the greatest, most daring, and innovative moving pictures ever made. Whenever two or more cult members meet, they will quote dialogue from the classic and agree that "the film was ahead of its time." To be designated a genuine cult classic, it is of primary importance that the film fail to earn back the cost of making, marketing, and distributing it. Where’s Poppa? was made in 1969 for a little over $1 million. According to the last distribution statements I saw, it will not break even until it earns another $650,000.[27]

Reiner played a large role in the early career of Steve Martin by directing his first film, The Jerk (1979), and co-writing and directing the comedian in Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid (1982), The Man with Two Brains (1983), and All of Me (1984).[28] Reiner also appeared in both The Jerk, playing a version of himself, and Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid. In 1989, he directed Bert Rigby, You're a Fool.[29]

 
Reiner with Dick Van Dyke in 2000

In 2000 Reiner was honored with the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor at the Kennedy Center,[6] where he was honored by fellow friends and comedians, Mel Brooks, Dick Van Dyke, Mary Tyler Moore, Steve Martin, Rob Reiner, Jerry Seinfeld, Ray Romano, and Joy Behar. A year later, he portrayed Saul Bloom in Ocean's Eleven, Steven Soderbergh's remake of 1960's Ocean's 11,[30] and later reprised the role in Ocean's Twelve (2004) and Ocean's Thirteen (2007).[31][32] From 2004 to 2005, Reiner voiced Sarmoti in Father of the Pride.[33]

Reiner appeared in dozens of television specials from 1967 to 2000.[3] He also guest starred in several television series from the 1950s until his death.[3] In May 2009, Reiner guest starred as a clinic patient in "Both Sides Now", the season five finale of House.[34] He also voiced Santa in Merry Madagascar (2009)[35] and reprised his role in the Penguins of Madagascar episode "The All Nighter Before Christmas" (2010).[36] In season 7 (December 2009) of Two and a Half Men, he guest-starred as television producer Marty Pepper.[37] In 2010, he guest starred in three of the first-season episodes of Hot in Cleveland as Elka Ostrovsky's (Betty White) date and reprised the role in February 2011.[38] He also made appearances in The Cleveland Show as Murray[39] and wrote the story for the episode "Your Show of Shows", named after the program that started his career. Reiner reprised his role on Two and a Half Men in seasons 8 (October 2013) and 11 (January 2014).[37]

 
Reiner in 2011

In 2012 Reiner appeared as a guest on Jerry Seinfeld's show Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee. They talked at a diner about his comedy career and Reiner invited Jerry to come and have dinner with Mel Brooks and himself. Reiner reported that every night, Brooks headed to his house to eat, watch Jeopardy (he taped it), and watch movies. He went on to offer the one rule for movies was that it had to be one where "somebody says, 'Secure the perimeter!' or 'Get some rest.'" Brooks "falls asleep with his mouth open" every time.[40]

Reiner's final role was in Home Movie: The Princess Bride, a project that Jason Reitman had envisioned to engage his celebrity friends to help raise money for charity during the COVID-19 pandemic, with actors filming their own takes on scenes from The Princess Bride at their own homes. Reiner appeared along with Rob Reiner (who directed the original film) in the final scene as the Grandfather and Grandson, respectively, which Rob said had been shot three days before Reiner's death. Reitman, after hearing of Reiner's death, asked the Reiner family if they should swap out the scene, but the family gave him their blessing to use the scene.[41]

Voice actingEdit

Reiner lent his voice to numerous films and animated films.[3] He also read for books on tape, among them Aesop's Fables and Jack and the Beanstalk (Running Press, 1994), and Mark Twain's A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court, The Prince and the Pauper, and Letters from the Earth (New Millenium, 2001).[3]

Author and novelistEdit

Reiner was the author of more than two dozen books.[42] His first autobiographical novel, Enter Laughing (1958), led to a 1995 sequel, Continue Laughing. He published a memoir, My Anecdotal Life: A Memoir, in 2003.[43] He also wrote a humorous series of memoirs under the titles I Remember Me (2012), I Just Remembered (2014), and What I Forgot To Remember (2015), along with books about film and art. He began writing children's books based on the stories he used to tell a certain grandchild who would request, "Tell me a scary story, Grandpa, but not too scary".[44]

OnlineEdit

Reiner joined Twitter in 2012, tweeting that he was doing so to keep up with his grandson, Jake.[45] He felt obliged to post at least once per day, and so posted 6,520 tweets and accumulated 367,000 followers.[45] His favorite topics were movies and Donald Trump, but his last tweet was a reminiscence about Noël Coward performing in Las Vegas.[45]

His final interview was a webisode of Dispatches From Quarantine which was posted on YouTube by the Jewish arts organisation, Reboot, and Temple Beth Am.[46][47] In this, he reminisced about his wife and family, "We met, fell in love, and I was 20 at the time and she was 28, and people said this is not a match ... It only worked for 65 years, and if she didn’t pass on we’d still be working on it."[46]

Approach to comedy writingEdit

Reiner expressed his philosophy on writing comedy in an interview in the December 1981 issue of American Film:

You have to imagine yourself as not somebody very special, but somebody very ordinary. If you imagine yourself as somebody really normal and if it makes you laugh, it's going to make everybody laugh. If you think of yourself as something very special, you'll end up a pedant and a bore. If you start thinking about what's funny, you won't be funny, actually. It's like walking. How do you walk? If you start thinking about it, you'll trip.[3]

Personal lifeEdit

 
Rob and Carl Reiner in 2008

On December 24, 1943, Reiner married singer Estelle Lebost. The two were married for almost 65 years until her death in October 2008.[48][49] Estelle delivered the iconic line "I'll have what she's having" in the deli scene of their son Rob's 1989 film When Harry Met Sally....[8] They were the parents of Rob Reiner (b. 1947); poet, playwright, and author Annie Reiner (b. 1949); and painter,[50] actor, and director Lucas Reiner (b. 1960).[8]

Reiner described himself as a Jewish atheist.[10] He said, "I have a very different take on who God is. Man invented God because he needed him. God is us."[51][52] He said in 2013 he developed an atheistic viewpoint as the Holocaust progressed.[53]

Reiner was a Democrat.[48] His residence was in Beverly Hills, California.[54]

From 1974 until 2001, Reiner sponsored the Carl Reiner Charity Celebrity Tennis Tournament in La Costa, CA, directed by international tennis player Mike Franks, that was played yearly over three days and included 400 players of which 100 were professionals.

On June 29, 2020, Reiner died at the age of 98 in his home in the company of his family.[55][56][57] According to his nephew, George Shapiro, Reiner fell while leaving his TV room at around 10:00 p.m. Pacific Time and lost consciousness.[58]

Fellow comedians and other figures in the entertainment industry gave tributes and remembrance, including Mel Brooks, Woody Allen, Alan Alda, Steve Martin, Jerry Seinfeld, Dick Van Dyke, Carol Burnett, George Clooney, Bette Midler, Bernadette Peters, and Sarah Silverman.[59][60]

FilmographyEdit

FilmEdit

ActorEdit

Year Title[61] Role Notes Ref
1959 Happy Anniversary Bud [62]
1959 The Gazebo Harlow Edison [63]
1961 Gidget Goes Hawaiian Russ Lawrence [64]
1963 The Thrill of It All German Officer / Cad / Cowboy [65]
1963 It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World Tower Controller at Rancho Conejo [66]
1965 John Goldfarb, Please Come Home! Cameo appearance Uncredited [3]
1965 The Art of Love Rodin [67]
1966 Alice of Wonderland in Paris Anatole Voice [68]
1966 Don't Worry, We'll Think of a Title Bald Bookstore Customer Uncredited [69]
1966 The Russians Are Coming, the Russians Are Coming Walt Whittaker [23]
1967 A Guide for the Married Man Technical Adviser (Rance G.) [70]
1969 The Comic Al Schilling [71]
1969 Generation Stan Herman [72]
1973 Your Show of Shows Himself [73]
1977 Oh, God! Dinah's Guest [25]
1978 The End Dr. James Maneet [74]
1979 The Jerk Carl Reiner The Celebrity [26]
1981 History of the World, Part I God Voice, uncredited [75]
1982 Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid Field Marshall VonKluck [76]
1987 In the Mood Newsreel editor Voice, uncredited [3]
1987 Summer School Mr. Dearadorian [77]
1990 The Spirit of '76 Dr. Von Mobil [78]
1993 Fatal Instinct Judge Ben Arugula [79]
1998 Slums of Beverly Hills Mickey [80]
2000 The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle P. G. Biggershot [81]
2001 Ocean's Eleven Saul Bloom [30]
2001 The Majestic Studio Executive Voice [82]
2003 Good Boy! Shep Voice
2004 Ocean's Twelve Saul Bloom [31]
2006 The Blue Elephant Tian Voice [83]
2007 Ocean's Thirteen Saul Bloom [32]
2014 Dumbbells Donald Cummings [84]
2018 Ocean's 8 Saul Bloom Cameo (scenes deleted) [85]
2018 Duck Duck Goose Larry Voice [86]
2019 Toy Story 4 Carl Reineroceros Voice [87]
TBA Saddle Up! Posthumous release; Final film role

DirectorEdit

Year Title[61] Ref
1966 Enter Laughing [88]
1969 The Comic [71]
1970 Where's Poppa? [24]
1977 Oh, God! [89]
1978 The One and Only [90]
1979 The Jerk [26]
1982 Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid [76]
1983 The Man with Two Brains [91]
1984 All of Me [92]
1985 Summer Rental [93]
1987 Summer School [77]
1989 Bert Rigby, You're a Fool [29]
1990 Sibling Rivalry [94]
1993 Fatal Instinct [95]
1997 That Old Feeling [96]

ScreenwriterEdit

Year Title[61] Notes Ref
1963 The Thrill of It All [65]
1965 The Art of Love [67]
1966 Enter Laughing with Joseph Stein [88]
1969 The Comic with Aaron Ruben [71]
1982 Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid with Steve Martin and George Gipe [76]
1983 The Man with Two Brains with Steve Martin and George Gipe [91]
1989 Bert Rigby, You're a Fool [29]

TelevisionEdit

ActorEdit

Year Title Role Notes Ref
1950–54 Your Show of Shows Himself Regular performer; variety series [97]
1954–57 Caesar's Hour Various roles Variety series [98]
1958 The Sid Caesar Show Woody Woodward Variety series
1961–66 The Dick Van Dyke Show Alan Brady 32 episodes [99]
1964–69 Linus the Lionhearted Various roles Voices [3]
1970–72 Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In Guest Performer 3 episodes
1971 Night Gallery Professor Peabody Segment: "Professor Peabody" [100]
1974 The Carol Burnett Show Various characters Episode: 7.17
1975 The 2000 Year Old Man Interviewer Voice; Television special [101]
1976 Good Heavens Mr. Angel 13 episodes [102]
1991 Sunday Best Host [3]
1993 Frasier Roger Voice; Episode: "Selling Out"
1995 Mad About You Alan Brady Episode: "The Alan Brady Show" [102]
1996 The Right to Remain Silent Norman Friedler TV movie
1997–2000 King of the Hill Garry Kasner Voice; 2 episodes [103]
1997 The Larry Sanders Show Carl Reiner Episode: "The Roast"
1998 Disney's Hercules: The Animated Series Prometheus Voice; Episode: "Hercules and the Prometheus Affair"
1999 Beggars and Choosers Sid Barry Episode: "Always Leave 'Em Laughing" [4]
2000 Globehunters:
An Around the World in 80 Days Adventure
Maz Voice; television movie
2002–05 The Bernie Mac Show Himself / Neighbor 3 episodes
2002 Crossing Jordan Harry Macy Episode: "For Harry, with Love & Squalor" [104]
2002 Ally McBeal Johnson Buck Episode: "Bygones" [105]
2002–03 Life with Bonnie Mr. Portinbody 3 episodes [106]
2004–05 Father of the Pride Sarmoti Voice; 14 episodes [107]
2005 Boston Legal Milton Bombay Episode: "Let Sales Ring" [108]
2009 House M.D. Eugene Schwartz Episode: "Both Sides Now" [109]
2009–14 Two and a Half Men Marty Pepper 4 episodes [110]
2009 Merry Madagascar Santa Claus Voice; short [111]
2010 The Penguins of Madagascar Santa Claus Voice; Episode: "The All Nighter Before Christmas" [36]
2010–14 Hot in Cleveland Max 8 episodes [38][102]
2010–11 The Cleveland Show Murray Voice; 4 episodes [39][112]
2011–15 American Dad Irv / Mailbox #1 Voice; 2 episodes
2012 Parks and Recreation Ned Jones Episode: "Campaign Shake-Up" [113]
2012 Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee Himself Episode: "I Want Sandwiches, I Want Chicken" [114]
2014 Bob's Burgers Henry Voice; Episode: "Father of the Bob" [115]
2014–15 Jake and the Neverland Pirates Cpt. Treasure Tooth Voice; 4 episodes [116]
2015 WordGirl Blue Blazer Voice; Episode: "The Good, Bad Old Days/World's Best Dad?"
2015 Shimmer and Shine Santa Claus Voice; Episode: "Santa's Little Genies" [117]
2016 Family Guy Old Man
Fantasy Baseball Coach
Voice; 2 episodes
2016 Justice League: Action The Wizard Voice; Episode: "Shazam Slam Part 1" [118]
2017 If You're Not in the Obit, Eat Breakfast Himself Documentary, HBO [102]
2017 Young & Hungry Bernie Episode: "Young & Vegas Baby" [119]
2018 Angie Tribeca Glenn-Allen Mixon Episode: "Behind the Scandalabra" [120]
2019 Forky Asks a Question Carl Reineroceros Voice; Episode: "What Is Love" [121]
2020 Home Movie: The Princess Bride Grandfather Posthumous release [122]

DirectorEdit

Year Title Notes Ref
1967 Good Morning World 4 episodes
1971–1974 The New Dick Van Dyke Show 10 episodes
1973 A Touch of Grace episode: A Touch of Grace [3]
1976 Good Heavens 7 episodes

WriterEdit

Year Title Notes Ref
1954–1957 Caesar's Hour 3 episodes
1959–1960 The Dinah Shore Chevy Show 11 episodes
1961–1966 The Dick Van Dyke Show 158 episodes; also creator [99]
1962 The Comedy Spot 1 episode; also creator
1971–1974 The New Dick Van Dyke Show 72 episodes; also creator
1973 Lotsa Luck 22 episodes; also creator
1975 The 2000 Year Old Man with Mel Brooks [101]
2004 The Dick Van Dyke Show Revisited Creator [123]
2010–2011 The Cleveland Show Episode: "Your Show of Shows"

TheatreEdit

Year Title Role Venue Notes
1948 Inside U.S.A. Performer – Various Characters Majestic Theatre [124]
1950 Alive and Kicking Performer – Various Characters Winter Garden Theatre [125]
1967 Something Different Playwright, Director Cort Theatre [126]
1972 Tough to Get Help Director Royale Theatre [127]
1976 So Long, 174th Street Original Source Material by Harkness Theatre [128]
1980 The Roast Director Winter Garden Theatre [129]

Awards and nominationsEdit

 
Reiner's star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

Over Reiner's long television and film career, he earned numerous awards. From his standup comedy albums with Mel Brooks, to writing on Your Show of Shows, Caesar's Hour, and The Dick Van Dyke Show, Reiner earned 11 Primetime Emmy Awards and one Grammy Award.

Year Award Category Nominated work Result Ref.
1954 Primetime Emmy Award Outstanding Supporting Actor Your Show of Shows Nominated [4]
1956 Caesar's Hour Nominated
1957 Won
1958 Won
1962 Writing for a Comedy Series The Dick Van Dyke Show Won
1963 Won
Outstanding Comedy Series Won
1964 Writing for a Comedy Series Won
Outstanding Comedy Series Won
1965 Outstanding Achievements in Writing Won
Nominated
1966 Outstanding Comedy Series Won
Special Individual Achievement Linus! The Lion Hearted Nominated
1967 Outstanding Writing – Variety Series The Sid Caesar, Imogene Coca, Carl Reiner Special Won
1995 Guest Actor in a Comedy Series Mad About You Won
2000 Beggars and Choosers Nominated
2004 Outstanding Special Class Program The Dick Van Dyke Show Revisited Nominated
2018 Outstanding Narrator If You're Not in the Obit, Eat Breakfast Nominated
1960 Grammy Awards Best Comedy Album 2000 Years with Carl Reiner and Mel Brooks Nominated [5]
1961 2001 Years with Carl Reiner and Mel Brooks Nominated
1963 Carl Reiner and Mel Brooks at the Cannes Film Festival Nominated
1996 Best Spoken Word Album for Children The Prince and the Pauper (Mark Twain) Nominated
1998 Best Comedy Album The 2000 Year Old Man in the Year 2000 Won
1999 How Paul Robeson Saved My Life
And Other Mostly Happy Stories
Nominated
2001 Best Spoken Word Album Letters From The Earth –
Uncensored Writings By Mark Twain
Nominated
2003 Best Spoken Word Album for Children Tell Me A Scary Story Nominated

HonorsEdit

DiscographyEdit

  • 2000 Years with Carl Reiner and Mel Brooks (World Pacific Records, 1960)[132]
  • 2001 Years with Carl Reiner and Mel Brooks (Capitol Records, 1961)[5]
  • Carl Reiner and Mel Brooks At the Cannes Film Festival (Capitol Records, 1962)[5]
  • 2000 and Thirteen with Carl Reiner and Mel Brooks (Warner Bros. Records, 1973)[133]
  • Excerpts from The Complete 2000 Year Old Man (Rhino Records, 1994)[134]
  • The 2000 Year Old Man in the Year 2000 (Rhino Records, 1997)[5]
  • How Paul Robeson Saved My Life And Other Mostly Happy Stories (1999)[5]
  • Letters From The Earth - Uncensored Writings By Mark Twain (2001)[5]
  • Tell Me A Scary Story (2003)[5]

BibliographyEdit

Non-fictionEdit

  • My Anecdotal Life: A Memoir. Thorndike Press. 2003. ISBN 978-0-786-25590-0.
  • I Remember Me. AuthorHouse. 2012. ISBN 978-1-477-26458-4.
  • I Just Remembered. Clear Productions, Incorporated. 2014. ISBN 978-0-991-53670-2.
  • What I Forgot To Remember. Clear Productions, Incorporated. 2015. ISBN 978-0-991-53681-8.
  • Why & When The Dick Van Dyke Show Was Born. Clear Productions, Incorporated. 2015. ISBN 978-0-991-53686-3.
  • Carl Reiner, Now You're Ninety-Four: A Graphic Diary. Clear Productions, Incorporated. 2016. ISBN 978-0-991-53687-0.
  • Alive at Ninety-Five: Recalling Movies I Love. Clear Productions, Incorporated. 2017. ISBN 978-0-999-51820-5.
  • Approaching Ninety-Six: The Films I Love Viewing and Loved Doing. Clear Productions, Incorporated. 2017. ISBN 978-0-999-51821-2.
  • Too Busy To Die. Clear Productions, Incorporated. 2017. ISBN 978-0-991-53689-4.
  • The Downing of Trump. Clear Productions, Incorporated. 2018. ISBN 978-0-999-51822-9.
  • I Remember Radio. Clear Productions, Incorporated. 2018. ISBN 978-0-999-51823-6.
  • Scrunched Photos of the World's Greatest Works of Art. Clear Productions, Incorporated. 2019. ISBN 978-0-999-51825-0.
  • Scrunched Celebrity Photos. Clear Productions, Incorporated. 2019. ISBN 978-0-999-51824-3.

FictionEdit

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Further readingEdit

  • Contemporary Authors Online, Gale, (2007).

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