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Mel Brooks Height, Weight, Age, Facts, Biography

Mel Brooks Quick Info
Height 5 ft 3 in
Weight 66 kg
Date of Birth June 28, 1926
Zodiac Sign Cancer
Eye Color Blue

Mel Brooks is an American actor, comedian, and filmmaker who is most celebrated for directing acclaimed films like The Producers (1967), Blazing Saddles (1974), The Twelve Chairs (1970), Spaceballs (1987), Young Frankenstein (1974), Robin Hood: Men in Tights (1993), High Anxiety (1977), Silent Movie (1976), etc.

Born Name

Melvin James Kaminsky

Nick Name


Mel Brooks as seen in 2010
Mel Brooks as seen in 2010 (Angela George / Wikimedia / CC BY-SA 3.0)

Sun Sign


Born Place

New York City, New York, United States





Actor, Comedian, Filmmaker


  • Father – Max Kaminsky
  • Mother – Kate Brookman
  • Siblings – Irving Kaminsky (Older Brother), Lenny Kaminsky (Older Brother), Bernie Kaminsky (Older Brother)

Net Worth

Mel’s net worth was $100 million according to




5 ft 3 in or 160 cm

However, his peak height was 5 ft 5 in or 165 cm.


66 kg or 145.5 lbs

Girlfriend / Spouse

Mel has dated –

  1. Florence Baum (1951-1962) – The Mad About You star wed Florence Baum on November 26, 1953. Their marriage produced 3 children named Stephanie Brooks (b. 1956), Nicholas Brooks (b. 1957), and Eddie Brooks (1959). However, the couple got divorced in 1962.
  2. Anne Bancroft (1961-2005) – He tied the knot with veteran actress Anne Bancroft on August 5, 1964. The couple was blessed with son Max Brooks (b. May 22, 1972). Their happy marriage lasted until Anne’s death from uterine cancer in 2005.
Mel Brooks seen with Anne Bancroft at the Cannes Film Festival in 1991
Mel Brooks seen with Anne Bancroft at the Cannes Film Festival in 1991 (Georges Biard / Wikimedia / CC BY-SA 3.0)

Race / Ethnicity


He has Ashkenazi Jewish ancestry.

Hair Color

Dark Brown

However, his hair has turned ‘Gray’ due to his advancing age.

Eye Color


Sexual Orientation


Distinctive Features

  • Short height
  • Big nose



Mel Brooks Favorite Things

  • SongYankee Doodle Dandy by George M. Cohan
  • MoviesBicycle Thieves (1948), The Grand Illusion (1937)


Mel Brooks as seen in 1984
Mel Brooks as seen in 1984 (Towpilot / Wikimedia / CC BY-SA 3.0)

Mel Brooks Facts

  1. His last name Brooks came from his mother’s maiden name, Brookman.
  2. Brooks is an EGOT winner, meaning that he has been the recipient of an Emmy Award, Grammy Award, Oscar Award, and a Tony Award.
  3. Three of his movies are included in the American Film Institute‘s ‘100 Funniest Movies List’ of 2000. These are Blazing Saddles (1974) at #6, The Producers (1967) at #11, and Young Frankenstein (1974) at #13.
  4. Mel enjoyed a long-lasting friendship with the actor/director Carl Reiner¬†until Reiner’s death in 2020.
  5. During the 2023 Governors Awards, Mel received an honorary Oscar.

Featured Image by Angela George / Wikimedia / CC BY-SA 3.0

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