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Melbrooks
Mel Brooks
Biographical Information
Born June 28th, 1926
Brooklyn, New York, United States
Productions The Producers as Voice of Stormtrooper Mel
Blazing Saddles as Governor William J. LePetomane/Dancer
High Anxiety as Richard H. Thorndyke
History of the World: Part I as Moses/Comicus/Torquemada/Jacques /King Louis XVI
To Be or Not to Be as Frederick Bronski
Curb Your Enthusiasm
The Producers as Voice of Stormtrooper Mel (original Broadway cast/original London cast/film)
Recordings The Producers (1968 film soundtrack)
Blazing Saddles (film soundtrack)
Vocal Type Baritone

Mel Brooks is an American actor, comedian and comedy writer.

BiographyEdit

Born Melvin Kaminsky in Brooklyn, New York, he served in the United States Army and later became a performing musician, eventually finding his niche as a comedian and writer, gaining recognition for his sketch The 2000 Year Old Man, helping to create the series Get Smart. In 1968, he directed and wrote the succesful comedy The Producers.

Brooks was best known from then on as a writer and director of spoof comedies including Blazing Saddles and Young Frankenstein, several of which he acted in. He also wrote music and lyrics for the majority of his own films, and adapted both The Producers and Young Frankenstein as musicals.

SingingEdit

Though he primarily wrote musicals rather than starring in them, Brooks still had a number of singing roles to his name, including playing the voice of a Stormtrooper in The Producers (and each subsequent version) and performing the title song in High Anxiety.

Brooks also appeared in several roles in History of the World: Part I, including the singing role of Torquemada the Inquisitor, and sang in his role as Frederick Bronski in To Be or Not to Be.

FilmEdit

The Producers (1968)Edit

  • Springtime for Hitler (contains solo lines)

Blazing Saddles (1971)Edit

  • I'm Tired (contains solo lines)

High Anxiety (1977)Edit

  • High Anxiety (solo)

History of the World: Part I (1981)Edit

  • The Inquisition (contains solo lines)

To Be or Not to Be (1983)Edit

  • Ladies (solo)
  • A Little Piece (contains solo lines)
  • Sweet Georgia Brown (duet)

The Producers (2005)Edit

  • Springtime for Hitler (contains solo lines)

TelevisionEdit

Curb Your Enthusiasm (2004)Edit

  • Just in Time (solo)

StageEdit

The Producers (2001)(originated the role)Edit

  • Springtime for Hitler (contains solo lines)

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