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Melvin James Kaminsky was born on June 28th, 1926 in Brooklyn, New York, to Russian Jewish immigrants. His father died when Mel was twelve years old, and he has said that his angry humor stems from that event. As a young boy, he learned how to play the drums. After brief education, he served in WWII, and afterwards got a job playing the drums at ... See full bio »
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Won 1 Oscar. Another 16 wins & 21 nominations. See more awards »

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Box set: "The Complete 2000 Year Old Man". See more »

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4 Print Biographies | 16 Interviews | 8 Articles | 5 Pictorials | 5 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

Melvin Brooks

Height:

5' 5" (1.65 m)
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[on David Lynch] He's like James Stewart from hell. See more »

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In an NPR interview he mentioned that he attended Virginia Military Institute and thus, in reference to the 1938 film's setting, was a "Brother Rat". See more »

Trademark:

Lead character in his films is always a male See more »

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Cancer

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