Photo and autograph courtesy of the G Archives.
Happy 85th Birthday, Mel Brooks. The comedian/actor/director has had such a positive influence on my life. I recall being a little g and having my entire family having bonding time while watching movies such as “Young Frankenstein,” “History of the World, Pt. 1” and “Blazing Saddles.” Those movies provided endless hours of laughs for us and I am grateful to this day for the positive experiences. The day I met Mel Brooks was at the premiere for his movie “Robin Hood: Men in Tights.” I was also fortunate enough to meet Mel’s wife, the exquisite Anne Bancroft. Good memories! Happy birthday Mel!