Carl Reiner, Legendary Director & Comic Actor, Dies at 98

Comedian, actor and director Carl Reiner, who created The Dick Van Dyke Show, passed away Monday at age 98.

Carl Reiner, the legendary comedian, actor, director and screenwriter whose career spanned more than decades, passed away Monday night at his home in Beverly Hills, California. He was 98 years old. According to TMZ, Reiner was surrounded by his family.

Beginning his entertainment on Broadway in the late 1940s, Reiner soon rose to fame as a featured performer on Sid Caesar’s Your Show of Shows, the highly influential NBC variety series.

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Note: 2012 photo of Carl Reiner taken by Louise Palanker.

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