In his later years, Reiner returned to the screen, making guest appearances on "Mad About You" and "Beggars and Choosers", and co-starring in the remake of the Rat Pack classic, "Ocean's Eleven" and the film's two sequels. "He was my guiding light", Rob Reiner tweeted on Tuesday.
Reiner, who died June 29 at the age of 98, joined the platform in July 2012 and reached a new generation of fans through his witticisms, amassing 6,520 messages and over 367,000 followers.More news: Pixar's "Soul" Sneak Peek Trailer Released
Reiner, the Bronx-born son of a watchmaker, started in entertainment as a teenager in a touring theatre troupe that performed Shakespearean plays. You can see the evidence of that splashed all throughout Reiner's prolific Twitter presence and public persona in general. He got his first TV break in Sid Caesar's variety show Your Show of Shows in 1950, where he appeared on air in skits while also got the opportunity of writing with Mel Brooks and Neil Simon.
Brooks joined Reiner in creating the 2,000-Year-Old Man routine in which Reiner interviewed the world's oldest living man, played by Brooks, who deadpans satiric, first-person anecdotes of history in a thick Jewish accent. Originally, Reiner had developed the series with himself in mind to star in the lead role, though the network opted to recast the part and give the sitcom's starring role to Dick Van Dyke.More news: Facebook ad boycott campaign to go global
Reiner created (and produced and wrote and appeared on) The Dick Van Dyke Show.
Reiner, a nine-time Emmy victor, was also famous for his collaborations with Mel Brooks, with whom he made the comedy album "2000 Years with Carl Reiner and Mel Brooks", and Steve Martin, who starred in Reiner's films "The Jerk", "Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid", "Man with Two Brains" and "All of Me".
Reiner wrote four volumes of memoirs, including I Just Remembered in 2014, as well as children's books. He was Saul Bloom in the Ocean's Eleven trilogy, and he voiced a toy rhino - Carl Reinerocerous - in Toy Story 4, a role he reprised for the Disney+ series, Forky Asks a Question. Reiner has also appeared in many famous television shows over the decades, including Night Gallery, Frasier, The Bernie Mac Show, Hot in Cleveland, and Two and a Half Men.More news: Researchers identify drugs that may block cell to cell transmission of coronavirus