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American film director, screenwriter, composer, lyricist, comedian, actor and producer


Melvin "Mel" Kaminsky, better known by his stage name Mel Brooks, is best known as a creator of broad film farces and comic parodies. Brooks is a member of the short list of entertainers with the distinction of having won an Emmy, a Grammy, an Oscar and a Tony award. Three of his films (Blazing Saddles, The Producers and Young Frankenstein) ranked in the Top 20 on the American Film Institute's list of the Top 100 comedy films of all-time.

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 The only way to get even with anybody is to ridicule them. So, the only real way I could get even with Hitler and company was to bring them down with laughter. 
— Mel Brooks / March 09, 2012