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Mel Brooks Biography

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Date of Birth: 1926 , June-28
Birth Nation: United States
Height: 5 feet 5 inch
Name Aviva Drescher
Birth Name Aviva Drescher
Nationality American
Birth Place/City New York City
Ethnicity White
Profession TV personality
Net Worth $20 million
Eye Color Brown eyes
Hair Color Drack brown
Weight in KG 83 KG
Famous for The Real Housewives
Education New York University
Siblings Tanner Woodley
Nick Name Michael
Father George Teichne
Mother Ingrid Teicher
Waist size 23
Chest Size 35 in
Bicep Size 12.5 in
Shoe Size 9 (US)
Affair with Peyton List (2012-2015)
Girlfriend Yes
Awards MTV Trailblazer Award
Salary N/A
Married Yes
Married to Harry Dubi
Children Hudson Drescher, Veronica Drescher, Harrison Drescher, Sienna Drescher
Divorce Harry Dubi D, 2005
Online Presence Facebook, Twitter, Wiki, Instagram
TV Show The Real Housewives of New York City
Movies A Princess for Christmas
Body Measurements 34-23-33
Working For Tv Shows
Face Color White
Music Group Bell Biv DeVoe
Albums One Love
Boyfriend Theo James
Books Leggy Blonde: A Memoir
Died 23 May 2017
Breast Size 34B
Hip Size 33

Quick Timeline of Mel Brooks

1926 Born in Brooklyn, New York City, New York
1928 His father died
1940 Began earning money by playing drums
1941 Joined US Army
1946 Began playing drums in the nightclubs
1949 Became the writer of the series, The Admiral Broadway Revue
1953 Married to Florence Baum
1956 First child, Stephanie Brooks
1959 Third child, Eddie Brooks
1962 Divorced with Florence Baum
1964 Married to Anne Bancroft
1968 Began his directorial career
1977 Produced the movie, High Anxiety
1969 Won Academy Awards, USA
1967 Won Primetime Emmy Awards

Detail Timeline of Mel Brooks

June 28 , 1926

Born in Brooklyn, New York City, New York

One of the most successful film directors in the history of Hollywood, Mel was born as Melvin James Kaminsky in Brooklyn, New York City, New York of United States of American. He was born and raised on the laps of James and Kate Kaminsky. He is an American and is of Polish, German and Russian descent.

1928

His father died

Mel Brooks was born to James and Kate Kaminsky. Mel lost his father to kidney disease when he was just 2 years old. Lonely and tragic boy, Mel was often bullied by his classmates. He induced the character of anger and animosity as a result of these tragic and abuses. 

1940

Began earning money by playing drums

In his early teens, he learned to play drums. He learned how to play drums from Buddy Rich. Buddy Rich was a famous jazz drummer. Then from the age of 14, he began earning money on his own

1941

Joined US Army

When he was pursuing his psychology major at Brooklyn College, he joined US Army. During the World War II, he served in the United States Army as a corporal and his main work there was defusing land mines.

1946

Began playing drums in the nightclubs

With the end of the war, he began playing drums in several nightclubs. Then one day, he performed there as a stand-up comic. That was an impressive performance. He also began his acting career after that.

1949

Became the writer of the series, The Admiral Broadway Revue

After he began his stand up career, he was well appreciated by many of his viewers. He then began writing comedy plays for the television and then finally in 1949, he was offered to write jokes for the television series, The Admiral Broadway Revue.

November 26 , 1953

Married to Florence Baum

On 26th of November 1953, Mel got married to Florence Baum. Florence Baum acted as a housewife. Sweet and lovely couple, Mel and Baum welcomed their first child together in 1956 and their first son Nicky Brooks was born at the end of 1957. 

February 21 , 1956

First child, Stephanie Brooks

He became father for the first time in his life in 1956. He and his first wife, Florence Baum welcomed their first child together on 21st of February and that time it was a daughter and they named her Stephanie Brooks. 

May 24 , 1959

Third child, Eddie Brooks

He became father for the third time in his life and that was in 1959. He and his first wife, Florence Baum gave birth to an actor Eddie Brooks on 24th of May. Eddie Brooks was in good health when he was born.

January 20 , 1962

Divorced with Florence Baum

Though Mel and Baum became parents of three lovely children, they decided to dissolve this married life and they finally got divorced on 20th of January 1962. Mel's extra affairs were rumored to be the reason behind this divorce.

August 5 , 1964

Married to Anne Bancroft

In 1962, when Mel was still married to Baum, he met love of his life Anne Bancroft. They met for the first time on the set of Perry Como. Anne was an actress from United States. After being in love for several years, they got married on 5th of August 1964. They welcomed their only child, Max Brooks in 1972. They were together until her death.

1968

Began his directorial career

After writing several screen plays in many television shows and series, he began directing movies on his own. His first movie as a director is The Producers. He was also the writer of this movie. He also voice acted in this movie.

1977

Produced the movie, High Anxiety

Creator of broad film farces and comic parodies, Mel Brooks began producing movies since 1977. His first movie as a producer was High Anxiety. He also played the character of Richard H. Thorndyke in this comic movie.

1969

Won Academy Awards, USA

Academy Awards, USA is one of the prestigious awards in the acting world and he has also once been honored with this award. He won this award for the first time in 1969 for Best Writing, Story and Screenplay - Written Directly for the Screen.

1967

Won Primetime Emmy Awards

In 1956, for being the writer of the comic play, Caesar's Hour he got his first nomination in Primetime Emmy Awards. He was nominated in this award for Best Comedy Writing. However, he was honored with this award a decade later; he was honored with this award for the first time in 1967 for Outstanding Writing Achievement in Variety.

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On 26th of November 1953, Mel got married to Florence Baum. Sweet and lovely couple, Mel and Baum welcomed their first child together in 1956 and their first son Nicky Brooks was born at the end of 1957. Thought they were happily married, this married life came to an end on 20th of January 1962.

In 1962, when Mel was still married to Baum, he met love of his life Anne Bancroft. They met for the first time on the set of Perry Como. Anne was an actress from United States. After being in love for several years, they got married on 5th of August 1964. They welcomed their only child, Max Brooks in 1972. They were together until her death.

Mel lost his father to kidney disease when he was just 2 years old. Lonely and tragic boy, Mel was often bullied by his classmates. He induced the character of anger and animosity as a result of these tragic and abuses. In his early teens, he learned to play drums and then from the age of 14, he began earning money on his own. During the World War II, he served in the United States Army as a corporal and his main work there was defusing land mines. With the end of the war, he began playing drums in several nightclubs. Then one day, he performed there as a stand-up comic. That was an impressive performance. He also began his acting career after that. He is the writer of the movie, New Faces. His net worth is expected to be around $85 million dollars.