Mel Brooks tribute set by Academy
Carl Reiner, Teri Garr will help salute the filmmakerThe Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will present a tribute to Mel Brooks on July 24 at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills.
Hosted by film historian Leonard Maltin, the evening will feature an appearance by Brooks, film clips and the participation of such friends and colleagues as Richard Benjamin, Teri Garr, Cloris Leachman, Carl Reiner, Tracey Ullman and Lesley Ann Warren.
Brooks won an Oscar for the original story and screenplay for 1968's "The Producers." He also earned nominations for the adapted screenplay of "Young Frankenstein," with Gene Wilder, and for the lyrics to the title song from "Blazing Saddles." "The Critic," for which he provided the narration, won an Oscar for cartoon short subject in 1963.