Jun. 28th, 1926
Brooklyn, New York, USA
Guest TV Roles
Himself - Actor
Himself - Guest
Mel Brooks (Voiced)
The Angry Cat (Voiced)
- He, 'Anne Bancroft (I)' (qv) and their son 'Max Brooks (I)' (qv) have all won Emmys.
- Named one of E!'s "Top 20 entertainers of 2001.".
- Son 'Eddie Brooks' (qv) manages a band called "Early Edison".
- Though _Blazing Saddles (1974)_ (qv) and _Young Frankenstein (1974)_ (qv) are often cited as his best and most popular films as a director, his biggest video sales are _Spaceballs (1987)_ (qv) and _Robin Hood: Men in Tights (1993)_ (qv).
- He is a close friend of Italian TV star 'Ezio Greggio' (qv), whose movies he inspired. Brooks is often a guest in Greggio's shows, and Brooks offered Greggio a small part in his _Dracula: Dead and Loving It (1995)_ (qv), due to this friendship.
- He attended film director 'Alfred Hitchcock (I)' (qv)'s funeral.
- Has directed two performers to Oscar-nominations: 'Gene Wilder' (qv) (for _The Producers (1968)_ (qv)) and 'Madeline Kahn' (qv) (for _Blazing Saddles (1974)_ (qv)).
- Godfather of 'Alan Yentob' (qv)'s children.