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AliveBorn: 6/28/1926 in New York City, New York, USA
Full name: Melvin Kaminsky
Noted For: director, producer, screenwriter, and actor. Directed Young Frankenstein (1974); directed, co-wrote, and starred in Blazing Saddles (1974); directed, wrote or co-wrote, starred in, and produced History of the World: Part I (1981), Spaceballs (1987), and Life Stinks (1991). Won an Academy Award for screenwriting for The Producers (1968). Husband of actress Anne Bancroft (1964-2005).
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