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Tue Jun 30, 2020, 09:34 AM

Carl Reiner Dead at 98

Source: TMZ





Carl Reiner, one of the most prolific entertainers in the history of show business has died ... TMZ has learned.

We're told Reiner died Monday night at his Beverly Hills home. We're told his family was with him when he passed.

Reiner was a producer. He was also a director. He was also an actor. He was also a Grammy winner. He won 9 Emmys in over 7 decades. He has more than 400 credit

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Reply Carl Reiner Dead at 98 (Original post)
packman Jun 2020 OP
JenniferJuniper Jun 2020 #1
MaryMagdaline Jun 2020 #3
hlthe2b Jun 2020 #25
pandr32 Jun 2020 #46
Initech Jun 2020 #59
Cha Jul 2020 #67
Aristus Jun 2020 #2
FM123 Jun 2020 #4
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Leghorn21 Jun 2020 #8
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Duppers Jun 2020 #23
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sinkingfeeling Jun 2020 #10
Dennis Donovan Jun 2020 #12
ancianita Jun 2020 #13
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mcar Jun 2020 #15
Cha Jul 2020 #64
dlk Jun 2020 #16
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ReformedGOPer Jun 2020 #55
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Response to packman (Original post)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 09:35 AM

1. Oh, no. He so wanted to outlive Trump's presidency.

RIP, sir.

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Response to JenniferJuniper (Reply #1)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 09:38 AM

3. My thoughts exactly

Sorry he isn’t with us to celebrate the election victory

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Response to JenniferJuniper (Reply #1)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 10:27 AM

25. Yes.. this makes it all the more sad.

I adore you Carl RIP.

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Response to JenniferJuniper (Reply #1)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 12:22 PM

46. I remember he expressed that wish

So sad. We'll have to make it happen for him.
He was the real deal.

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Response to JenniferJuniper (Reply #1)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 09:55 PM

59. Hey if you're going to vote, do it for Carl!

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Response to JenniferJuniper (Reply #1)

Wed Jul 1, 2020, 03:17 AM

67. That was my first thought.. here's Carl's Tweet from 2018



We wiil All have to carry on for him

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Response to packman (Original post)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 09:38 AM

2. ...

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Response to packman (Original post)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 09:39 AM

4. No!

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Response to packman (Original post)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 09:40 AM

5. when a comedian passes, the whole world loses.

RIP Sir.

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Response to packman (Original post)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 09:41 AM

6. Ohhhh no!!!

He seemed immortal!
😪

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Response to packman (Original post)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 09:41 AM

7. What a talent!

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Response to packman (Original post)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 09:41 AM

8. Gut-punch for breakfast

He was good-to-go right up to the last minute, sounds like

We’ll take care of bunkerboi and his buddies for you, no worries

Thank you, good sir, we owe you a lifetime of both debt and gratitude


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Response to Leghorn21 (Reply #8)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 09:51 AM

11. I just saw that pictiure on Judd Apatow's twitter

a few days ago. How sad!!!! I loved him on Johnny Carson...always funny!

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Response to Leghorn21 (Reply #8)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 10:25 AM

23. Carl, his daughter Annie, & Mel Brooks for Mel's birthday.

Great pic!





Edited to correct her name.

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Response to packman (Original post)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 09:45 AM

9. R.I.P. Mr. Reiner

An incredibly talented human being.

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Response to packman (Original post)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 09:48 AM

10. Oh no, what a shame. Loved the guy.

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Response to packman (Original post)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 09:57 AM

12. His last tweet:




cry:
Cross gently, Carl.

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Response to packman (Original post)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 09:58 AM

13. On Mel Brooks' birthday. RIP, Carl, and thank you.

You gave us a sympathy for cleverness, and taught me a lot about humorous perspective.

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Response to packman (Original post)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 10:01 AM

14. So sad. I was just recently watching part of an John Fugelsang interview with him and Mel Brooks.

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Response to packman (Original post)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 10:01 AM

15. A great man

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Response to mcar (Reply #15)

Wed Jul 1, 2020, 03:09 AM

64. Aloha, mcar.. Carl Reiner's Tweet from 2018 on trump & GOTV!!!





We All have to carry on for Carl Reiner

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Response to packman (Original post)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 10:01 AM

16. Carl brought joy to millions

May he rest in peace

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Response to packman (Original post)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 10:03 AM

17. oh, damn a true giant in the TV industry

he had said on Twitter that his one remaining wish was to live long enough to see Trump beaten in 2020. I'm so sad that he missed out on that one.

RIP

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Response to packman (Original post)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 10:05 AM

18. ...

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Response to packman (Original post)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 10:06 AM

19. One of the funniest people who ever lived

His body of work was amazing.

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Response to packman (Original post)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 10:07 AM

20. Sad to hear this.

Such a talent. I wanted him to be here to celebrate President Biden's win. Deepest sympathy to Rob and his siblings.

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Response to packman (Original post)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 10:16 AM

21. Very sad news. He will be missed.




Love and peace to Rob Reiner and the rest of his family and friends.

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Response to packman (Original post)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 10:26 AM

24. Nooooo

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Response to packman (Original post)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 10:40 AM

26. This PFAW member will miss him!

R.I.P.

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Response to packman (Original post)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 10:41 AM

27. Rest In Peace, Carl. An original Bronx Boy.

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Response to packman (Original post)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 10:42 AM

28. Remember him on DickvanDyke Show, of course. But 1st saw him with SidCaesar and ImogeneCoca

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Their show, Show of Shows, was a blast. I loved it, and was so sad when it went off the air.



Eta---And how could I ever forget The Russians are Coming, The Russians are Coming!

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Response to packman (Original post)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 10:43 AM

29. An amazing man...

who had an amazing career. You did damned good in life, Carl. Damned good!

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Response to packman (Original post)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 10:43 AM

30. One of his funniest sit com guest appearances

The bachelor party with Carl, Tim Conway, Steve Lawrence and Gary Marshall on Two and 1/2 men.

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Response to packman (Original post)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 10:50 AM

31. What an amazing man.

He left an indelible imprint in comedy and gave us so much joy and laughter over so many years. Carl, we will miss you so much. It's not quite the same, but thanks for leaving us so many ways to visit you when we need a smile.

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Response to packman (Original post)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 10:52 AM

32. Awww, man n/m

 

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Response to packman (Original post)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 10:53 AM

33. Damn.

Just seeing this.

What a loss. And he was still commenting right to the end.

R.I.P. and what a legacy.

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Response to packman (Original post)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 10:54 AM

34. Carl Reiner and Mel Brooks

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Response to packman (Original post)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 10:54 AM

35. He was just asking about Olivia de Havilland last week

Oh Carl.

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Response to packman (Original post)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 10:56 AM

36. He pitched a sitcom with himself as the star, then suppressed his ego to make it work.



Reiner said, "Somebody gave the scripts to Sheldon Leonard and Danny Thomas. Sheldon said, 'These are wonderful.' I said, 'Sheldon, I don't want to fail twice with the same material.'" That's when Leonard changed the course of TV history by breaking the news to Reiner that his show would work, if he made one major change: "He said – and this is my favorite line: 'You won't fail. We'll get a better actor to play YOU.' It was Dick Van Dyke, maybe the most talented man that's ever been on television."[link:https://www.metv.com/stories/carl-reiner-recently-explained-why-he-didnt-play-rob-petrie-on-the-dick-van-dyke-show|

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Response to packman (Original post)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 10:56 AM

37. Rest in Power Carl Reiner - you are already missed. Know your spirit will be celebrating with

all of us when trump is voted out in Nov 2020.

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Response to packman (Original post)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 10:59 AM

38. A true Renaissance man of comedy.

The guy did absolutely everything (from TV and movie writing, directing and acting to writing for MAD magazine), and he was good at ALL of it. He was an absolute comedy giant.

I'm sorry he couldn't stick around to see Traitor Trump evicted from the White House. Our greatest tribute to Carl Reiner would be to make sure that we do that for him.

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Response to packman (Original post)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 11:02 AM

39. A giant in the history of American comedy.

RIP.

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Response to packman (Original post)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 11:04 AM

40. So sad ...

I know he was looking forward to Trump going down in flames just over four months from now.

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Response to packman (Original post)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 11:06 AM

41. A long and humorously prolific career

We will miss you, Carl.

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Response to packman (Original post)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 11:15 AM

42. The last cast member in...

'It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World' has left us.

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Response to packman (Original post)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 12:04 PM

43. Thank you for not only making us laugh

But for making us think.

RIP

You will be missed

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Response to packman (Original post)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 12:07 PM

44. a giant among giants....

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Response to packman (Original post)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 12:13 PM

45. Great actor, director, father & human being, R.I.P. nt

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Response to packman (Original post)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 12:27 PM

47. ...........................

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Response to packman (Original post)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 12:29 PM

48. I once shared spit with Carl Reiner.

I went to interview him at his home in Beverly Hills. I was led to a large, sunny indoor terrace that had the usual large sofas and chairs and lovely decor, and a small bar in one corner - as every home had, years ago. There was always a bar area with a counter and sink, cabinets for all kinds of cocktail glasses and bottles of fine liquor for entertaining, drawers for knives and stirring and mixing utensils.

And at one point in the interview he got up from where he was seated and asked if I'd like an egg cream.

Okay, an egg cream with Carl Reiner. I had a moment there - what a perfect existential moment with someone like Carl Reiner - to toast with an egg cream. Which he was about to produce - homemade. By him. So I rolled tape on it, leaning in over the bar with my microphone. And he described the how-to steps as he worked. So I got the sound of the spoon stirring the mix inside the glass. And he then he took the spoon and tasted it. Pronounced it fit. And then he stuck the same spoon back down into the mix and stirred it a final time. Just like your dad might have done. And then the pouring. And we toasted. And yep, it tasted like an official regulation egg cream. Handmade by "ol' Uncle Carl." With an ever so slight dash of spit.

I thought - I have just gone to Borscht Belt/Show of Shows Heaven.

God bless you, Carl Reiner! He's probably designed a special house in heaven with an in-home entertainment area for doing shows and comedy bits, screening room for the films He'll want you to make, AND the corner bar for the blending of heavenly egg creams - that He will want you personally to stir up for Him. And don't forget to share the spoon!

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Response to calimary (Reply #48)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 07:27 PM

54. Great reminiscing story!

Thanks for sharing, calimary.
He was, in person, as I imagined he would've been - warm, welcoming, kind.

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Response to Duppers (Reply #54)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 07:48 PM

56. He WAS! The grandpa or uncle you might always be looking forward to seeing

at family get-togethers. The affable old gent with the twinkle in his eye, and he'd always be ready to make you egg creams!

DAMN I hate it that he's gone.




DAMN.





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Response to calimary (Reply #56)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 08:17 PM

57. ...

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Response to calimary (Reply #56)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 08:33 PM

58. This from Romy Reiner, his granddaughter...

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Response to packman (Original post)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 01:34 PM

49. ..



Rob, we will miss your dad.

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Response to packman (Original post)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 01:51 PM

50. Very funny man who lived a long life

I'll still miss him.

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Response to packman (Original post)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 03:40 PM

51. Damn.

RIP


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Response to packman (Original post)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 04:12 PM

52. BDE



He will be remembered fondly in our home.

Carl Reiner, comedy legend and consummate old Jew telling jokes, dies at 98

Until the last day of his life, Carl Reiner was tweeting about some of his favorite topics: politics, comedy and the twists and turns he experienced over decades as one of the world’s greatest living funnymen.

Reiner died Monday at 98, hours after reiterating his dismay that Donald Trump had become president, days after posing with his daughter Annie and longtime friend Mel Brooks in Black Lives Matter shirts and 70 years after his first television appearance.

The Bronx native, the son of Jewish immigrant parents, called himself a “Jewish atheist” and said his faith in God had ended with the Holocaust. After serving in the U.S. Army during World War II, he began a long and varied show business career. He created “The Dick Van Dyke Show,” formed a comedy duo with Brooks that was highlighted in their album the “2000 Year Old Man,” wrote screenplays for Steve Martin films including “The Jerk” and, in his later years, voiced characters in animated films.

In a 2015 documentary about longevity that Reiner hosted, he offered his own secrets for long life.

“The key to longevity,” he said, “is to interact with other people.”

more...

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Response to packman (Original post)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 06:03 PM

53. Right on the heels of Jerry Stiller. I was hoping they'd be here to celebrate Trump's downfall

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with us.

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Response to NBachers (Reply #53)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 11:13 PM

61. I think you mean Jerry Stiller. nt

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Tue Jun 30, 2020, 09:59 PM

60. A huge loss, and a very good and decent man. n/t

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Response to packman (Original post)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 11:42 PM

62. What a great life he lived. Loved by so many. Rest in peace.

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Response to oasis (Reply #62)

Wed Jul 1, 2020, 03:14 AM

66. Aloha, oasis.. Carl Reiner's Tweet in 2018 on trump & GOTV!!!



We All will carry on for him!

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Response to Cha (Reply #66)

Wed Jul 1, 2020, 09:52 AM

68. 1000 mahalos. Wonderful appeal to vote by Mr. Reiner.

He was truly a treasure to our nation.

again, mahalo.

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Response to oasis (Reply #68)

Wed Jul 1, 2020, 10:04 AM

69. You're Welcome, oasis..

I thought you would like that.


Such a talented sweet caring man.. I thought of that tweet of his often and was hoping he would make it.

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Response to packman (Original post)

Wed Jul 1, 2020, 12:25 AM

63. when I cast my vote against Trump

I will say, "This is in honor of you, Carl"

yes indeed

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Response to packman (Original post)

Wed Jul 1, 2020, 03:11 AM

65. Time to binge the Oceans trilogy

Carl had the best characters in those movies. RIP Carl. Thanks for being awesome

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