RIP to Carl Reiner, who passed at 98 of natural causes with his family, including his producer director son Rob Reiner, by his side.
Reiner has been around for a long time , and has been making funny, it seems, forever! He created "The Dick Van Dyke" show, a very popular sitcom in the 1960's that starred Dick Van Dyke and Mary Tyler Moore, and occasionally featured Reiner as the mean/funny boss Alan Brady.
Reiner was the winner of nine Emmy awards, including five for “The Dick Van Dyke Show.” His most popular films as a director included “Oh God,” starring George Burns, in 1977; “The Jerk,” with Steve Martin, in 1979; and “All of Me,” with Martin and Lily Tomlin, in 1984.
Reiner remained in the public eye well into his 80s and 90s, acting in the popular “Ocean’s Eleven” trio of films. He was Saul, a con man, who joined the others in the big heist in that movie.
Check out this clip of Reiner as Saul. It's =when Brad Pitt, as Rusty Ryan, tracks him down at the dog track to come join the group of flashy thieves to rob the Las Vegas casinos.
And RIP to Carl Reiner...thanks for all the laughs!