All three came from his marriage to Estelle Lebost, who died in 2008. He would go on to appear in shows titled Inside U.S.A. and Alive and Kicking on Broadway.
Reiner expressed his approach to his work in his book "My Anecdotal Life", when he said, "Inviting people to laugh at you while you are laughing at yourself is a good thing to do".
Reiner, the Bronx-born son of a watchmaker, started in entertainment as a teenager in a touring theater troupe that performed Shakespearean plays. Besides his actor-director son Rob Reiner, the couple had two other children: Lucas, a film director, and Sylvia, a psychoanalyst and author. "We love you, Carl". With longtime friend Mel Brooks, Reiner was half of the 2000 Year Old Man comedy duo, serving as the interviewer of Brooks's title character.
Asked why the cross became a symbol for Christianity, for example, Brooks replied: "It was easier to put together than the Star of David".
Reiner won nine Emmy Awards and one Grammy Award during his career.
When "Your Show of Shows" ended its 4-1/2-year run in 1954, Reiner followed Caesar to his next series, "Caesar's Hour", and earned his first two Emmys.
Carl Reiner appeared in the 2001 remake of Ocean's Eleven with Brad Pitt
Using his experiences as a television writer, Reiner created "The Dick Van Dyke Show", starring Dick Van Dyke and Mary Tyler Moore and occasionally himself as temperamental host Alan Brady. He also appeared as Alan Brady, the egotistical and overbearing boss to Van Dyke's character, stealing numerous scenes and episodes he appeared in.
"The Van Dyke show is probably the most thrilling of my accomplishments, because that was very, very personal", Reiner once said. "He created comedy gems like "The Dick Van Dyke Show, ' "The Jerk" and 'Where's Poppa?' I met him in 1950 when he joined Sid Caesar on 'Your Show of Shows" and we've been best friends ever since".
Though Reiner made some notable on-screen appearances, his career was largely based behind the camera as a writer, director and producer.
In 2001 Reiner nabbed arguably his most popular acting role as one of the titular Ocean's Eleven in Steven Soderbergh's 2001 smash, portraying the elder con man Saul Bloom, a role intended for his old pal Alan Arkin.
The late star directed more than a dozen films during his career, including "Oh God", starring George Burns; "The Jerk", with Steve Martin; "Sibling Rivalry", starring Kirstie Alley and Carrie Fisher; and "That Old Feeling" with Bette Midler. Reiner returned to that role in two "Ocean's" sequels.
Reiner wrote four volumes of memoirs, including "I Just Remembered" in 2014, as well as children's books. After its impressive box office figures, the pair made three more films in a row - Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid (1982), The Man with Two Brains (1983) and All of Me (1984) - all of which were substantial successes.