1. Family and Personal Life:
Mel Brooks married Anne Bancroft in 1964. Mel and his wife Anne are respected for their versatility and acting power. The award-winning couple is famous for their method acting and high contribution in the cinema as an actor, director, and a writer.
Mel was born Melvin Kaminsky in Brooklyn, New York City to father James Kaminsky and mother Kate Kaminsky. His Father died of Kidney failure at the age of 34 when Mel was just 2. He once said of his father's death, "There's an outrage there. I may be angry at God, or at the world, for that. And I'm sure a lot of my comedy is based on anger and hostility. Growing up in Williamsburg, I learned to clothe it in comedy to spare myself problems—like a punch in the face.
- Parents: Kate Kaminsky (mother) James Kaminsky (father)
- Wife: Anne Bancroft
- Children: Max Brooks, Stephanie Brooks, Nicky Brooks, Eddie Brooks
- Marital Status: Married
Mel was happily married to Anne Bancroft for 4 decades until she closed her eyes for peace in 2005. The couple was in courtship for few years before getting married. They have a son Max Brooks together. The couple was never involved in any kind of controversies despite being together for 40 or more years. They always stood by each other in every thick and thins and were highly devoted to one another.
Before Falling for the gorgeous Anne he was married to Florence Baum for 9 years. They had three children Stephanie Brooks, Nicky Brooks, Eddie Brooks together. The couple ended their marriage with divorce in 1962.
Brooks attended Abraham Lincoln High School and later graduated from Eastern District High School. Before being drafted into the army in 1944 he went to Brooklyn College for a year as a psychology major.
Mel after his graduation attended the Army Specialized training program conducted at the Virginia Military Institute. There he served as a corporal in the 1104 Engineer Combat Battalion, 78th Infantry Division, defusing land mines during World War II in the United States Army.
According to sources he had three elder brothers Irving, Lenny and Bernie Kaminsky, but there is not much information about his family members and siblings on the web.