Hollywood entertainer Carl Reiner dies at 98

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SAN FRANCISCO (KRON) – Veteran entertainer Carl Reiner has died, TMZ reports.

He was 98.

Reiner died on Monday night with his family by his side, according to TMZ. Reiner’s assistant, Judy Nagy, told Variety he died of natural causes.

Reiner was a longtime comedian, actor, director, screenwriter, and publisher. He won multiple Emmy Awards, a Grammy Award, and numerous other awards.

He directed Steve Martin in the 1979 film, “The Jerk,” that opened in Terre Haute after Martin referred to the city as “Nowhere USA” during an interview with Playboy magazine.

Reiner later wrote, directed and starred in the 1982 comedy, “Dead Men Don’t Wear Plaid” in which he played Nazi Field Marshall VonKluck who managed to destroy Terre Haute using cheese mold.

He was also known for his work on “The Dick Van Dyke Show” and appeared alongside George Clooney and Brad Pitt in “Ocean’s Eleven.”

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