Mel Brooks is celebrating his 94th birthday today. As a number of online tributes attest, he is one of the most acclaimed comedians of his generation.
Popular comedian-actor-director Mel Brooks (Young Frankenstein, Blazing Saddles, The Producers, ...) has always liked to keep a bit of himself hidden from view. At 94th birthday, he remains a man of many facets.
Brooks, a cultural icon
Born Melvin James Kaminsky in New York on June 28, 1926, his career spans an arc over many different eras and tastes in American history. Brooks' not just a great comedian, he's an inspiration, an icon and a successful business man. At this point in his career, there seems to be little Mel hasn't done.
And we've got a feeling the next 12 months are going to be even bigger and better for Mel Brooks as he promises more to come. After all, he's only 94.
Happy Birthday, Mel, you're the best!
Mel Brooks career in pictures
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