"As I write this my heart is hurting. He was my guiding light".
Reiner's career spanned many decades and saw the legend try his hand at nearly every entertainment medium including theatre, television, film, and audio recordings. He won nine Emmy awards in which five awards were only for the show "Dick Van Dyke Show", the show was based on his life as a comedy- writer.
It starred Van Dyke as a television comedy writer working for a demanding, eccentric boss (Reiner) and living with his wife (Mary Tyler Moore in her first major TV role) and young son in suburban New Rochelle, New York. Even after reaching his 90s, he continued taking voice roles and played an important part in "Eat Breakfast", which was a documentary about people in the 90s keeping themselves busy.
Reiner's eccentric 1989 film Bert Rigby, You're a Fool was conceived as a vehicle for the British actor Robert Lindsay, cast after his Me and My Girl stage success, as an all-singing, all-dancing Northern coalminer inspired by a love of old musicals to try his luck in Hollywood.
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Another US TV comedy legend, Alan Alda, also paid tribute.
His career took a decisive turn after he joined the Army Signal Corps during World War Two.
Films he directed included Oh, God! starring George Burns and John Denver; All of Me, with Steve Martin and Lily Tomlin; and the 1970 comedy Where's Poppa? Brooks and Reiner remained close friends until his passing.
Both episodes, written by Bill Persky and San Denoff, aired on CBS in two separate The Dick Van Dyke Show - Now In Living Color! specials executive produced by Reiner on December 11, 2016 and December 22, 2017, respectively.
He later appeared as an elderly con man in the 2001 remake of Ocean's Eleven.
Reiner wrote four volumes of memoirs, including "I Just Remembered" in 2014, as well as children's books.
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