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Mel Brooks

Film Director, Actor (born 28-Jun-1926)


Bill Adler; Jeffrey Feinman. Mel Brooks: The Irreverent Funnyman. Chicago, IL: Playboy. 1976. 190pp.

Robert Alan Crick. The Big Screen Comedies of Mel Brooks. McFarland & Company. 2002. 269pp.

William Holtzman. Seesaw: A Dual Biography of Ann Bancroft and Mel Brooks. New York: Doubleday. 1979. 300pp.

Frank Manchel. The Box-Office Clowns: Bob Hope, Jerry Lewis, Mel Brooks, Woody Allen. New York: Franklin Watts. 1979. 120pp.

James Robert Parish. It's Good to Be the King: The Seriously Funny Life of Mel Brooks. John Wiley and Sons. 2008. 336pp.

Neil Sinyard. The Films of Mel Brooks. New York: Exeter Books. 1987. 95pp.

Nick Smurthwaite; Paul Gelder. Mel Brooks and the Spoof Movie. Proteus Publishing Company. 1983. 128pp.

Maurice Yacowar. Method in Madness: The Comic Art of Mel Brooks. New York, NY: St. Matin's Press. 1981. 193pp.


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  1. NNDB [link]

  2. Internet Movie Database [link]

  3. Internet Broadway Database [link]

  4. Wikipedia [link]

  5. Library of Congress Name Authority [link]

  6. The Film Encyclopedia, 5th Edition (p.189)

  7. International Dictionary of 20th Century Biography (p.98)

  8. Penguin Companion to the Arts in the Twentieth Century (p.223)

  9. Cassell Companion to Cinema (p.79)

  10. Quinlan's Illustrated Registry of Film Stars (p.68)

  11. Chambers Film and TV Handbook (p.47)

  12. The Encyclopedia of Film (p.82)

  13. Celebrity Register 4th Issue (p.63)

  14. Celebrity Register 5th Issue (p.63)

  15. Contemporary North American Directors (pp.59-61)

  16. The Encyclopedia of Hollywood (p.60)

  17. The New Biographical Dictionary of Film (p.113)

  18. The Guide to Film Directors (pp.108-11)

  19. Les Brown's Encyclopedia of Television (p.75)

  20. The International Who's Who 2001 (p.217)

  21. Hutchinson Paperback Dictionary of Biography (p.73)

  22. St. James Encyclopedia of Popular Culture (vol.1, pp.365-67)

  23. The New York Times Encyclopedia of Television (p.56)

  24. Legends in Their Own Time (p.34)

  25. The World Almanac Biographical Dictionary (p.333)

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