Mel Brooks Penned His First Memoir During Quarantine And Is Alive And Well!

Mel Brooks had a long and illustrious career in the entertainment sector, spanning seven decades. He is well renowned for his broad farces and parodies, which are often regarded as among the best film comedies ever made.

He does not appear in public as much as he used to due to his advanced age, and he has only a few ventures under his belt. That is also why some of his followers are frequently seen on the internet asking if he is still alive. To answer your question, Brooks is still alive and well enough to pen his first book, All About Me!, while in quarantine.

Mel Brooks’ Memoir was published in November 2021

The Oscar winner, who was honored with the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2010, is said to have spent much of the pandemic writing his memoir.

‘All About Me!’ by Mel Brooks is being promoted.

Hadley Freeman, a columnist for The Guardian, said the memoir, which was released in November 2021, was “as dazzling and joyful” as one would expect from Brooks.

“Great advise, such as how to get a studio head to give you more money for your film (catch them off guard in the restroom), and memories from the shooting of his gold-plated legendary flicks,” according to reports.

On the other side, there were a lot of ghosts because everyone he featured in his book had died. His wife Anne Bancroft, close friend Carl Reiner, TV star Sid Caesar, Richard Pryor, Gene Wilder, comedian Dom DeLuise, and filmmaker Buck Henry are among others who have paid tribute to him.

Mel Brooks Discusses His Memoir

Brooks discussed his memoir and the writing experience during the epidemic in an interview with Freeman. He first said that it was his son Max, the author of The Zombie Survival Guide and World War Z, who suggested he use his free time to write down all of his life’s stories.

“It was hard to keep going sometimes when I look back at people like Gene, who I loved so much and miss so much, and my adventures with Carl — you met him, you saw what a sweetheart of a guy he was, my best friend — and, of course, my wife, who was my great love and support,” he admitted, admitting that writing about his past was painful at times.

Brooks also spoke with AP News at the time, explaining that he has always defined himself as a writer in addition to being an actor, filmmaker, and producer. The writing was, in his opinion, the most exciting thing he did in his life, and he believed that being a good reader helped him become a better writer as well.

Mel Brooks’ Age: How Old Is He?

Brooks is 95 years old as of this writing. He was born in Brooklyn, New York City, on June 28, 1926. When he was two years old, his father died of kidney disease. His family was Jewish from Gda„sk, Poland.

The Hollywood star was later raised in a Brooklyn tenement by his mother and three elder brothers. In 1964, he married Bancroft, with whom he had a son named Max in 1972. He was married to her until 2005 when she died.

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