Carl Reiner was born on March 20, 1922, was an American comedian, actor, director, screenwriter, and publisher whose career spanned seven decades.
Reiner described himself as a Jewish atheist. He said, “I have a very different take on who God is. Man invented God because he needed him. God is us.” He said in 2013 he developed an atheistic viewpoint as the Holocaust progressed.
Reiner died at his home on June 29, 2020, aged 98, in the company of his family.
Sad news that the great Carl Reiner passed away at age 98. Among his many accomplishments – the 1958 novel Enter Laughing, which was the basis for the musical So Long, 174th Street & the revised Enter Laughing. Hear songs on https://t.co/6KauPzTVrO #CarlReinerRIP #CarlReiner pic.twitter.com/f7l7VRIsR4
— Stuart Brown (@SoundsofBway) June 30, 2020