Wednesday, July 1, 2020
Carl Reiner, the versatile writer, actor, and director has died at the age of 98. Reiner was the creator of "The Dick Van Dyke Show" and was straight man to Mel Brooks' "200 Year Old Man. In recent years, Reiner was part of the gang in the "Ocean's Eleven" movies starring George Clooney.
Reiner's assistant Judy Nagy said he died on Monday night of natural causes at his home in Beverly Hills, California. Tributes have poured in from Steve Martin, Josh Gadd, Sarah Silverman, Alan Alda, and many more.
Reiner is the father of actor-director Rob Reiner who starred on "All in the Family" and directed "When Harry Met Sally..." and "The Princess Bride." Besides Rob, Reiner had another son, Lucas, who is also a film director, and a daughter named Sylvia, who is an author. It is safe to say that the Reiners are an extremely talented family.
It is likely that Rob Reiner will be the financial and creative heir as his father was his "guiding light."
The creative world, especially the entertainment industry, will miss Carl Reiner dearly.
See Carl Reiner Dead At 98, Rob Likely Financial As Well As Creative Heir, Wealth Advisor, June 30, 2020.