SAM WASSON is the author of A Splurch in the Kisser: The Movies of Blake Edwards and the New York Times-bestseller Fifth Avenue, 5AM: Audrey Hepburn, Breakfast at Tiffany's, and the Dawn of the Modern Woman. He is working on a biography of Bob Fosse. MEL BROOKS is a writer, director, actor, and composer. He won an Academy Award for The Producers for best original screenplay.
Carl Reiner,a comedian, actor, novelist, and film director, was a creator, writer, and producer ofThe Dick Van Dyke Show.In 1999, he was awarded the Mark Twain Prize for American humor by the Kennedy Center and inducted into the Television Hall of Fame by the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. He most recently appeared inOcean's ElevenandOcean's Twelve.He lives in Beverly Hills, California.