Mel brooks is an American director, actor, a well-known writer, comedian, producer, and composer. Being all-rounder he had a great name and fame in Hollywood. He makes up to $125 million in 2020, from the work that he performs. On the other hand, he is most famous for his movies like Spaceballs, Robinhood: Men in Tights, and Blazing Saddles.
Mel brooks early life
Mel brooks were born on 28 June 1926, in Brooklyn, New York. His parents are Max and Kate Kaminsky who bring him up in Williamsburg. When Brooks was 2 years old, his father passed away due to kidney disease, at the age of 34.
Till his 14s, he practiced the drums and after that, he got his first opportunity as a comedian at the age of 16 years. Influenced with his mother’s maiden name Brookman he changed his name to Mel Brooks.
|Net worth||$125 million|
|Profession||Director, Actor, Writer, Comedian, Producer, Composer|
|Wife||Anne Bancroft, Florence Baum|
|Birthday||28 June 1926|
|Height||5 feet 5 inches|
Mel brooks education
For developing his career in comedy and acting, brook attended Abraham Lincoln High School for a year. Brook was graduated from Eastern District High School and deciding as well as studying for a year at Brooklyn College. He decided to have a psychology major in the year 1947.
Mel brooks WWII service
In the year 1944, brook was drafted into the United States Army after scoring highly in the army general classification test. He learned many skills like foreign medicine or languages, military engineering by moving to an elite army specialized training program at the Virginia Military Institute. In the 1104 Engineer Combat battalion brook served as the corporal and got the 78th infantry division.
Mel brooks career
He started building up his career as drummer and pianist in the resorts and nightclubs. After that brook started working at the standup comic telling all the jokes and movie-star impressions.
Moreover, he did his acting in different shows like different comedy series and many other films too. After creating his career in acting he started writing and gained name and fame as a film director from the year 1967.
Mel brooks personal life
Melvin James Kaminsky is the Mel Brooks original name. The place where he lived is also a home place of Max Kaminsky who is also a trumpet player therefore to avoid confusion he changed his surname to Brooks.
Mel brooks wife
Florence Baum was the ex-wife of Mel brooks; they were married in the year 1953 and separated in the year 1962. She is an actress in the Hollywood industry and they had three kids. After that brook married to Anna Bancroft. Anna is also an actor plus director, singer, and screenwriter. They had a son named Max Brooks who was born in the year 1972.
Mel brooks kids
Mel brooks have four children, Stephanie brooks, she is the first daughter of Mel brooks, and she is an actress. Eddie brooks are the son of Mel who was born on 24 May 1959 and Son Nicky brooks is also an actor who was on 12 December 1957. His younger son is Max Brooks who was born on 22 May 1972 well known as an American actor and author.
Mel brooks house and resident
He lives in his oceanfront beach house in The Southampton Village, New York City.