Brooks, Mel (Kaminsky, Melvin)

(b. 1926)
   American film director, writer and actor. He was born in New York, and first worked as a comedian in the Borscht Belt of New York's Catskill Mountain resorts. Later he was one of a team of comedy writers for The Sid Caesar Show and Your Show of Shows. He also wrote, directed and produced, and acted in a number of films. He is one of those comic writers and performers who see humour as a traditional Jewish response to adversity and a way of effacing anger.

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  • BROOKS, MEL — (Melvin Kaminsky; 1926– ), U.S. comedian, actor, director. Born in New York, Brooks began working as a stand up comedian in a string of resorts in the Catskill Mountains. He was known for his odd antics, including performing impromptu monologues… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Brooks, Mel — pseud. di Kaminsky, Melvin …   Sinonimi e Contrari. Terza edizione

  • Kaminsky, Melvin — vero nome di Brooks, Mel …   Sinonimi e Contrari. Terza edizione

  • Brooks, Mel — orig. Melvin Kaminsky born June 28, 1926, Brooklyn, N.Y., U.S. U.S. director, producer, and actor. He wrote comedy routines for Sid Caesar s television shows (1949–59) and cocreated the TV series Get Smart (1965). He wrote and directed his first… …   Universalium

  • Brooks, Mel — orig. Melvin Kaminsky (n. 28 jun. 1926, Brooklyn, N.Y., EE.UU.). Director, productor y actor estadounidense. Escribió rutinas cómicas para los programas de televisión de Sid Caesar (1949–59) y fue uno de los creadores de la serie de televisión El …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • Mel Brooks — Brooks in April 2010 Birth name Melvin Kaminsky Born June 28, 1926 (1926 06 28) (age 85) …   Wikipedia

  • Mel Brooks — Nombre real Melvin Kaminsky Nacimiento 28 de junio de 1926 (85 años) …   Wikipedia Español

  • Kaminsky — is a surname.* Bohdan Kaminský, Czech poet * David Daniel Kaminsky, birth name of Danny Kaye * Dan Kaminsky, security expert * Hank Kaminsky, American sculptor * Max Kaminsky, professional hockey player * Melvin Kaminsky, birth name of Mel Brooks …   Wikipedia

  • Mel Brooks — Pour les articles homonymes, voir Brooks. Mel Brooks …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Brooks — /brʊks/ (say brooks) noun 1. Louise, 1906–85, US actor noted for work in European silent films such as Pandora s Box (Die Büchse der Pandora) (1929). 2. Mel (born Melvin Kaminsky), born 1926, US comic film actor, director, and screenwriter; films …   Australian English dictionary

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