All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Mel Brooks’

Dick Van Patten: ‘Eight is Enough’ Actor Dies at 86

Dick Van Patten, best known for his role as patriarch Tom Bradford on the TV series Eight is Enough, died earlier on Tuesday due to complications from diabetes. The actor’s rep, Jeff Ballard, commented on his passing. “He was the kindest man you could ever meet in life,” he said. “They don’t make them like him anymore.” In addition to …

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Sid Caeser, Legend Of Sketch Comedy, Dies At Age 91

Sid Caesar was one of the first comedic actors to take part in the act of sketch comedy, which has become such a popular way to make people laugh. He was essentially the founder of the brand of comedy, and changed television comedy forever. With the death of Sid Caesar at the age of 91, the world of comedy has …

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Mel Brooks Given AFI Life Achievement Award

The American Film Institute (AFI) this week announced that film director Mel Brooks received the organization’s Life Achievement Award at a gala tribute on Thursday. The award was presented by veteran film director Martin Scorsese. The presentation will air on cable channel TNT on Saturday, June 15 at 9 pm EDT. “For over 50 years, Mel Brooks has given the …

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