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Dick Van Patten on meeting Mel Brooks

R.I.P. Dick Van Patten (December 9, 1928 - June 23, 2015)

The American Masters series website has an In Memoriam tribute to actor Dick Van Patten, a Santa Monica, Calif., resident at the time of his death today at age 86.

On June 6, 2012, Dick Van Patten was interviewed for American Masters - Mel Brooks: Make A Noise (2013) by Emmy-winning director Robert Trachtenberg. Van Patten's interview didn't make the final film cut. In this never-before-seen outtake, Van Patten recalls the first time he met Mel Brooks at a Sunday tennis match with Brooks, Carl Reiner, Alan Alda and Gene Wilder. Van Patten was best known for his roles in TV series Eight is Enough and appeared in three Brooks films: Robin Hood: Men in Tights, Spaceballs and High Anxiety. Patten was born in Kew Gardens, NY.

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