As trickster Saul Bloom in the "Ocean's" trilogy, he has played in the hearts of cinema audiences around the world. Now is US comedy legend Carl Reiner (1922-2020) dead. His son Rob Reiner (73), also an actor and filmmaker, who directed the comedy classic "Harry and Sally" (1989), announced the sad news on his official Twitter account.
"My heart hurts"
"My dad died last night. As I write this, my heart hurts. He was my great role model," Rob Reiner tweeted on Tuesday (June 30th). Carl Reiner worked as an actor, director, producer, screenwriter and voice actor. He has been on stage and in front of and behind the camera since the 1950s. In the 1960s he had great success with "The Dick Van Dyke Show".
He has appeared in some comedies with Steve Martin (74), such as "Wealth is not a disgrace" (1979) or "The dead don't wear diamonds" (1982), which he also directed. The films "Ocean's Eleven" (2001), "Ocean's 12" (2004) and "Ocean's 13" (2007) made him known to a wide audience.
He has had guest appearances in series such as "Ally McBeal", "Dr. House" or "Two and a Half Men". In addition to nine Primetime Emmy Awards, Reiner also won a Grammy in 1998, together with comedian Mel Brooks (94), for the best "spoken" comedy album, "The 2000 Year Old Man in the Year 2000". He also received the Mark Twain Prize for American humor.
In 1943, Carl Reiner married actress and singer Estelle Lebost (1914-2008), who died in 2008 at the age of 94. The couple have three children together. In addition to filmmakers Rob Reiner her marriage also includes the writer Annie Reiner (71) and the artist Lucas Reiner (60).