Carl Reiner

Carl Reiner, Actor, ‘Dick Van Dyke Show’ Creator, Dead at 98

NEW YORK (AP) — Carl Reiner, the ingenious and versatile writer, actor and director who broke through as a “second banana” to Sid Caesar and rose to comedy’s front ranks as creator of “The Dick Van Dyke Show” and straight man to Mel Brooks’ “2000 Year Old Man,” has died. He was 98.

Carl Reiner is photographed at the American Comedy Awards, May 19, 1987, Los Angeles, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)