(JTA) – The first thing Carl Reiner does every morning is pick up the paper and read the obituary section to check if he’s named there.
“If I’m not, I’ll have my breakfast” – or so he says in the charming and appropriately titled HBO documentary “If You’re Not in the Obit, Eat Breakfast.”
Then the 95-year-old actor, writer and director, the creator of the “Dick Van Dyke Show” – “my greatest achievement,” he tells JTA – goes to his computer to work on his latest project, a book. In fact, that’s what he was doing when a reporter calls to talk about the film and their shared genesis in the Bronx (and not necessarily in that order). [Read more…]