June 28, 1926
Brooklyn, New York
Comic actor and filmmaker. Best known for his movie genre parodies including Blazing Saddles (1974) and Young Frankenstein (1976). Directed the film The Producers (1968), remade into a Broadway play that won more Tony Awards than any other production in history.
The repository contains two quotes from Mel Brooks.
America and Patriotism
We can always count on the British. Except for the Revolutionary War they’ve been perfect.
Humor is just another defense against the universe.