Jun. 28th, 1926
Brooklyn, New York, USA
Mel Brooks' Main TV Roles
Main Movie Roles2005 - The Producers
2005 - Robots
1998 - The Prince of Egypt
1995 - Dracula: Dead and Loving it
1994 - The Little Rascals
1993 - Robin Hood: Men in Tights
1991 - Life Stinks
1990 - Look Who's Talking Too
1987 - Spaceballs
1983 - To Be or Not to Be
1981 - History of the World: Part I
1979 - The Muppet Movie
1977 - High Anxiety
1976 - Silent Movie
1974 - Blazing Saddles
1974 - Young Frankenstein
1970 - The Twelve Chairs
1968 - The Producers
Guest TV Roles
Himself (segment "The Entertainers")
The Angry Cat (Voiced)
Mr. Miller (Voiced)
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- Performed a rap song for the soundtrack of _History of the World: Part I (1981)_ (qv) called "It's Good To Be The King". It was a surprisingly successful hip-hop/dance hit in 1981. He followed it up with "Hitler Rap" for _To Be or Not to Be (1983)_ (qv). The song was not as successful. But the lyric "Don't be stupid, be a smarty/Come and join the Nazi Party" was originally used in the original movie version of _The Producers (1968)_ (qv), then later reused in Brooks' Broadway version of "The Producers".
- He and 'Anne Bancroft (I)' (qv) met on the set of a TV talk show, and Mel later paid a woman who worked on the show to tell him which restaurant Bancroft was going to eat at that night so he could "accidentally" bump into her again and strike up a conversation.
- Named one of E!'s "Top 20 entertainers of 2001.".
- Godfather of 'Alan Yentob' (qv)'s children.
- He and Bancroft married at New York City Hall, where a passer-by served as their witness.
- Part of his duties in WWII was defusing landmines in areas before the infantry moved in.
- Grandson Henry Michael Brooks (Max's son) born April 2005.
- In 2001, won three Tony Awards for "The Producers": as a co-producer of the Best Musical winner; as Best Book (Musical), with collaborator 'Thomas Meehan (I)' (qv); and as Best Original Musical Score, both lyrics and music.