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All about me! : my remarkable life in show business / Mel Brooks.

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L1962760M 792.702 BRO
Nonfiction Biographies & True Crime   Albury LibraryMuseum . . Available .  
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ISBN 9781529135084
Author Brooks, Mel, 1926-, author
Title All about me! : my remarkable life in show business / Mel Brooks.
Pagination etc. 460 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 24 cm.
Summary Note A funny, irreverent, gossipy, nostalgic tour through the life of one of the most influential comedians of all time. PRE-ORDER NOW At 95, the legendary Mel Brooks continues to set the standard for comedy across television, film, and the stage. Now, for the first time, this EGOT (Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, Tony) winner shares his story in his own words. All About Me! charts Mel Brooks's meteoric rise from a Depression-era kid in Brooklyn to the recipient of the National Medal of Arts. Whether serving in the United States Army in World War II, or during his burgeoning career as a teenage comedian in the Catskills, Mel was always mining his experiences for material, always looking for the perfect joke. His iconic career began with Sid Caesar's Your Show of Shows, where he was part of the greatest writers' room in history, which included Carl Reiner, Neil Simon, and Larry Gelbart. After co-creating both the mega-hit 2000 Year Old Man comedy albums and the classic television series Get Smart, Brooks's stellar film career took off. He would go on to write, direct, and star in The Producers, The Twelve Chairs, Blazing Saddles, Young Frankenstein, Silent Movie, High Anxiety, and Spaceballs, as well as produce groundbreaking and eclectic films, including The Elephant Man, The Fly, and My Favorite Year. Brooks then went on to conquer Broadway with his record-breaking, Tony-winning musical, The Producers. All About Me! offers fans insight into the inspiration behind the ideas for his outstanding collection of boundary-breaking work, and offers details about the many close friendships and collaborations Brooks had, including those with Sid Caesar, Carl Reiner, Gene Wilder, Madeleine Kahn, Alfred Hitchcock, and the great love of his life, Anne Bancroft.
Subject Brooks, Mel 1926-
Comedians -- United States -- Biography
Actors -- United States -- Biography
Theatrical producers and directors -- United States -- Biography
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