1926: Mel Brooks

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- Birthday: June 28, 1926

- Notable works: “Spaceballs,” “History of the World: Part I,” “The Producers,” “Blazing Saddles”

A member of the exclusive EGOT club—an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony winner—Mel Brooks, born Melvin Kaminsky, is a legendary comedian, actor, writer, and director. Best known for creating “The Producers,” which won an Oscar on the big screen and a Tony on stage, Brooks has been making people laugh since the 1940s. Other classic comedies by the filmmaker include “Spaceballs,” “History of the World: Part I,” “Young Frankenstein,” and “Blazing Saddles.”

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