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The memories of Mel Brooks are coming, the genius behind the Super Agent 86

New Yorker Melvin James Kaminsky, better known as Mel Brooks, is one of the fundamental figures in world comedy: just to mention Super Agent 86, Young Frankenstein O With a failure … millionaires enough to dimension this genius of laughter.

Now will release his memories. The biography, titled All About Me! My Remarkable Life in Show Business, will go on sale in the United States on November 30. As published The Hollywood Reporter, behind the project is the publisher Ballantine Books.

Complete memories

Mel Brooks travels with his memory to his childhood in Brooklyn.

In the book, the comedian reviews his childhood in Brooklyn during the Great Depression, his time in the military during World War II and his early years in the world of comedy.

The artist, who he is 95 years old, also chronicles his years in Hollywood and Broadway and details the most significant moments of his career, from the co-creation of the television series Super agent 86 until the filming of With a failure … millionaires.

“I hope comedy lovers have fun with the stories behind my work and really enjoy this extraordinary journey, “Brooks said in a statement.

"Mel Brooks

“Mel Brooks’s Latest Craze”

Ballantine Books assures that the memoirs will give readers the opportunity to learn details about “Brooks’s friendships and collaborations” and in the long list it mentions Sid Caesar, Carl Reiner, Gene Wilder, Madeline Kahn, Alfred Hitchcock and “the great love of his life, Anne Bancroft“.

“Through stories of struggle, achievement, and camaraderie (and dozens of photographs), readers will have a more personal and in-depth knowledge of the incredible work behind one of the most accomplished and beloved artists in history, “the publisher advances.

In addition to the paper publication, Random House Audio will launch the audiobook. At the moment it is unknown if it will be published in Spanish.

"Young Frankenstein"

“Young Frankenstein”

An exceptional track record

Brooks is one of the few people who won at least an Emmy, a Grammy, an Oscar and a Tony, which makes him one of the few who can boast of being on the golden list of only thirteen artists who received the award. EGOT (acronym for those awards).

In 1967 he won his first Emmy for Outstanding Writing in a Variety Show, for the special starring Sid Caesar, Imogene Coca, Carl Reiner and Howard Morris.

Two years later he received the Oscar in the category of best original screenplay for The producers (the original title of With a failure … millionaires), and in 1975 he was also nominated in the same category for Young frankenstein.

"The Anguishes of Dr. Mel Brooks"

“The Anguishes of Dr. Mel Brooks”

His Grammys came in 1999: they were for best comedy album (The 2000 Year Old Man in the Year 2000) and best musical theater album (The producers).

In 2001 he won three Tony’s, also for The producers: best musical, best musical book and best original soundtrack. This is the musical with the most Tony wins in history: it has twelve prizes in total.

In recent years he participated as a voice actor in Toy Story 4 Y Hotel Transylvania 3: A Monster Vacation. He retired from management in 1995 with Dracula: Dead but happy.

Source: Europa Press


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