Mel Brooks: Still Alive, Penned His First Memoir during Quarantine

Mel Brooks has been a part of the entertainment industry for over seven decades. He is best known for creating broad farces and parodies that are regarded as among the best film comedies ever made.

Due to his advanced age, he no longer appears in public and has only a few projects under his belt. That is also why some of his fans on the internet are frequently seen asking if he is still alive.

To answer your question, Brooks is still alive and well enough to write his first memoir, All About Me!, while under quarantine.

Mel Brooks’ Memoir will be published in November 2021.

The Oscar-winning actor, who was inducted into the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2010, reportedly spent much of the pandemic writing his memoir.

Mel Brooks is promoting his autobiography ‘All About Me!’

The memoir, which will be published in November 2021, was described by The Guardian’s columnist Hadley Freeman as “as sparkling and delightful” as one would expect from Brooks.

It allegedly contained “great advice, such as how to get a studio head to give you more money for your film (catch them off guard in the bathroom), and memories from the making of his gold-plated classic movies.”

On the other hand, it was haunted by ghosts because everyone he mentioned 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 those who have paid tribute to him.

Mel Brooks Discusses His Memoir

Brooks spoke with Freeman about his memoir and his writing experience during the pandemic.

He first revealed that it was his son Max, author of The Zombie Survival Guide and World War Z, who suggested he use his spare time to write down all of his life’s stories.

“When I look back at people like Gene, who I loved 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, it was hard to keep going at times,” he admitted, admitting that writing about his past was painful at times.

Brooks also told AP News at the time that he always identified as a writer in addition to being an actor, filmmaker, and producer.
According to him, writing was the most interesting thing he ever did, and he believed that being a good reader helped him become a good writer as well.

Mel Brooks’s 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.

He lost his father, who was Jewish from Gda„sk, Poland, when he was only two years old, to kidney disease.

The Hollywood star was later raised in a Brooklyn tenement by his mother and three older brothers.

He married his wife Bancroft in 1964, and they had their son Max in 1972. He was her husband until her death in 2005.

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