Actor, Writer, Producer
Born: June 28, 1926
Star sign: Cancer
Height: 5' 5" (1.65 m)
Known for: The Producers (2005), Spaceballs (1987), Blazing Saddles (1974), History of the World: Part I (1981)
Melvin James Kaminsky was born on June 28th, 1926 in Brooklyn, New York, to Russian Jewish immigrants, Kate and James Kaminsky. His father died when Mel was twelve years old, and he has said that his angry humor stems from that event. As a young boy, he learned how to play the drums. After brief education, he served in WWII, and afterwards got a job...