“My Favorite Year” was loosely based on Mr. Brooks early experiences working on Sid Caesar’s “Your Show of Shows” and it was the first film Richard Benjamin directed — I got sidetracked. We were talking about enduring love. Anne and Mel met in 1961 and were married in 1964.

“From that day, until her death on June 5, 2005, we were glued together. ”

via Mel Brooks – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

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  1. February 10, 2013

    Another extraordinary couple. God, I do miss Anne Bancroft.

  2. February 10, 2013

    W A T E R! It has a word Helen…it means something!

    That was my first memory of Anne Bancroft ….and then there is 84 Charring Cross Road. THAT film is so very special to people like us.

    My favorite song to sing while strolling through San Francisco is High Anxiety!

      • February 10, 2013

        He actually has a good voice! Thank you Mr. Lanier.

    • February 10, 2013

      High Anxiety! I love when he refuses to sing, acting so shy and humble only to go into a full dramatic rendition twirling the microphone. He always made me laugh – even though I felt idiotic afterward. So silly.

      • February 10, 2013

        Very silly, and very cathartic (like the adjective, not the noun) 😉

    • February 10, 2013

      84 Charring Cross Road – loved the book, loved the movie, and Mel Brooks was the producer!

  3. February 10, 2013

    I loved her. Love him too.

    • March 2, 2013

      A pleasure to be found in good company – thank you!

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