In the wake of Carl Reiner‘s death, CBS will pay tribute to the comedy icon with an hourlong, colorized Dick Van Dyke Show special. Airing Friday, July 3 at 8/7c, the special — titled The Dick Van Dyke Show — Now in Living Color! A Special Tribute to Carl Reiner — will feature two episodes of the classic sitcom in which Reiner appears.
With his creation The Dick Van Dyke Show, the comedy legend created a self-referential masterpiece and wrote himself a memorable supporting role.
Carl Reiner was one of show business’ best liked men. The tall, bald Reiner was a welcome face on the small and silver screens, in Caesar’s 1950s troupe, as the snarling, toupee-wearing Alan Brady of The Dick Van Dyke Show and in such films as The Russians Are Coming, the Russians Are Coming and It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World. The father of actor and director Rob Reiner, Carl Reiner was 98.
Like the 97-year-old Norman Lear, who made his name — and TV history — with groundbreaking sitcoms like All in the Family and The Jeffersons, the other honorees at Thursday’s Paley Center for Media ceremony proved that talent is ageless. Carl Reiner, 97; Bob Newhart, 90; Carol Burnett, 86, and Lily Tomlin, 80, each won over the room with their humor and memories. Above, Lear (r), is congratulated by presenters Jimmy Kimmel (l), and Anthony Anderson.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Carl Reiner and Rob Reiner are set to make history at the TCL Chinese Theatre, becoming the first father and son to jointly leave their footprints in concrete outside the Hollywood landmark. Organizers of the eighth annual TCM Classic Film Festival announced Thursday that it’ll recognize the two entertainers with a […]
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Betty White has a suggestion for longtime friend Carl Reiner as he marks his 90th birthday: “Milk it.” Reiner plays White’s boyfriend Max on the TV Land sitcom “Hot in Cleveland” and turned 90 Tuesday. White’s 90th birthday was in January. White suggested that Reiner should have people spoil him rotten. […]