Mel Brooks Fast Facts

(CNN)Here’s a look at the life of comedian, actor, director, producer, playwright and screenwriter Mel Brooks, best known for comedic farces such as “The Producers,” “Blazing Saddles,” “Young Frankenstein” and “Spaceballs.” Father: Max Kaminsky, a process server Mother: Kate (Brookman) Kaminsky Marriages: Anne Bancroft (1964-2005, her death); Florence Baum (unavailable publicly-1962, divorced) Children: with Anne Bancroft: Max; with Florence Baum: Stefanie, Nicky and Eddie Education: AttendedVirginia Military Institute as part of his Army training Military: US Army, 1944-1945, Corporal Other Facts:Brooks adopted the last name, “Brooks” from his mother’s maiden name, “Brookman.” His parents were Jewish immigrants from Eastern Europe. Brooks is one of an elite few known as EGOT winners. They have all won an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and …