|Mel Brooks Quick Info|
|Height||5 ft 3 in|
|Date of Birth||June 28, 1926|
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.
Melvin James Kaminsky
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)
Mel’s net worth was $100 million according to CelebrityNetWorth.com.
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 –
- 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.
- 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.
Race / Ethnicity
He has Ashkenazi Jewish ancestry.
However, his hair has turned ‘Gray’ due to his advancing age.
- Short height
- Big nose
Mel Brooks Favorite Things
- Song – Yankee Doodle Dandy by George M. Cohan
- Movies – Bicycle Thieves (1948), The Grand Illusion (1937)
Source – IMDb
Mel Brooks Facts
- His last name Brooks came from his mother’s maiden name, Brookman.
- Brooks is an EGOT winner, meaning that he has been the recipient of an Emmy Award, Grammy Award, Oscar Award, and a Tony Award.
- 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.
- Mel enjoyed a long-lasting friendship with the actor/director Carl Reiner until Reiner’s death in 2020.
- During the 2023 Governors Awards, Mel received an honorary Oscar.
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