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TV Land marks 'Van Dyke' gold anniversary

TV Land marks 'Van Dyke' gold anniversary

NEW YORK, Oct. 2 (UPI) -- TV Land has acquired the rights to rerun episodes of "The Dick Van Dyke Show" starting this week, the network announced.
More stars line up for 'Cleveland' cameos

More stars line up for 'Cleveland' cameos

LOS ANGELES, March 16 (UPI) -- Carl Reiner, Gregory Harrison, Sherri Shepherd and Amy Sedaris are to appear in the final two episodes of the winter run of "Hot in Cleveland," TV Land said.
'The King's Speech' honored by directors

'The King's Speech' honored by directors

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 30 (UPI) -- "The King's Speech" earned Tom Hooper his first Directors Guild of America Outstanding Directorial Achievement Award during the annual ceremony in Los Angeles.
Malibu Film Society sets Reiner tribute

Malibu Film Society sets Reiner tribute

MALIBU, Calif., Oct. 15 (UPI) -- The Malibu Film Society says it will honor director Rob Reiner at an upcoming ceremony at the Malibu Jewish Center and Synagogue.
Lewis, Lucci to guest star on 'Cleveland'

Lewis, Lucci to guest star on 'Cleveland'

NEW YORK, June 11 (UPI) -- Wayne Knight, Huey Lewis, Susan Lucci, Carl Reiner and John Schneider have signed up as guest stars on the new sitcom "Hot in Cleveland," TV Land said.
TV Land honors tops in TV nostalgia

TV Land honors tops in TV nostalgia

LOS ANGELES, April 19 (UPI) -- Celebrities Tom Hanks, Jay Leno and Paula Abdul were on hand when TV Land presented its eighth annual awards show in Los Angeles.
TV Land to honor 'Raymond' cast

TV Land to honor 'Raymond' cast

LOS ANGELES, March 15 (UPI) -- TV Land says it will honor comedians Mel Brooks and Carl Reiner, as well as the cast of "Everybody Loves Raymond" at its awards ceremony in California.
Cosby presented with Twain Prize for Humor

Cosby presented with Twain Prize for Humor

WASHINGTON, Oct. 27 (UPI) -- Comedian and author Bill Cosby was presented with the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor at a star-studded ceremony in Washington.
Carl Reiner to release two new books

Carl Reiner to release two new books

NEW YORK, Aug. 4 (UPI) -- U.S. writer, producer, comedian and director Carl Reiner has penned two books, due for release next month, his representatives said.

Reiner cannot host DGA Awards show

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 31 (UPI) -- The Directors Guild of America says film director Carl Reiner will not be able to host its awards show in Los Angeles Saturday due to food poisoning.
'Harry' scene-stealer Reiner dead at 94

'Harry' scene-stealer Reiner dead at 94

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 30 (UPI) -- Estelle Reiner, the U.S. actress-singer married to comedian Carl Reiner and the mother of filmmaker Rob Reiner, has died at the age of 94.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Thursday, March 20, 2008.
By United Press International

The Almanac

UPI almanac for Tuesday, March 20, 2007.
By United Press International

Rosenthal: 'Raymond' was rooted in reality

NEW YORK, Nov. 10 (UPI) -- "Everybody Loves Raymond" creator Phil Rosenthal has confessed his own real life experiences were the foundation for the popular U.S. comedy TV series.
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Sid Caesar’s TV hour on September 7, 1955, with from left to right Carl Reiner, Sid Caesar and Howard Morris, do a takeoff on “the Haircuts” an athletic musical aggregation. (UPI Photo/Files)
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Carl Reiner (born March 20, 1922) is an American actor, film director, producer, writer and comedian. He has won nine Emmy Awards and one Grammy Award during this career. He has the distinction of being the only person to appear on all five incarnations of The Tonight Show.

Reiner was born in the Bronx, New York, the son of Bessie (née Mathias) and Irving Reiner, who was a watchmaker. His parents were Jewish immigrants, his mother from Romania and his father from Austria. When he was sixteen, his older brother Charlie read in the New York Daily News about a free dramatic workshop being put on by the Works Progress Administration and told him about it. He had been working as a machinist fixing sewing machines. He credits Charlie with changing his career plans. Reiner was educated at the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University and served in the United States Army Special Services during World War II.

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 by producer Max Leibman 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. He also worked on Caesar's Hour with Brooks, Simon, Larry Gelbart, Mel Tolkin, Mike Stewart, Aaron Ruben, Sheldon Keller and Gary Belkin.

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