Mel Brooks
#2338 Overall Influence

Mel Brooks

American director, writer, actor, and producer

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Melvin Kaminsky , known professionally as Mel Brooks, is an American director, writer, actor, comedian, producer and composer. He is known as a creator of broad film farces and comedic parodies. Brooks began his career as a comic and a writer for Sid Caesar’s variety show Your Show of Shows alongside Woody Allen, Neil Simon, and Larry Gelbart. Together with Carl Reiner, he created the comic character The 2000 Year Old Man. He wrote, with Buck Henry, the hit television comedy series Get Smart, which ran from 1965 to 1970.

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Virginia Military Institute
Virginia Military Institute

State-supported military college in Lexington, Virginia, USA

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Brooklyn College
Brooklyn College

Senior college of the City University of New York, located in Brooklyn

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#1120 World Rank #739 USA Rank
Communications