I was used to guys like this: I figured he was Mel’s publicist; and either wanted to represent me, or he was hitting on me. And somehow I found myself agreeing to meet him back at the Fontainebleau for a drink, after I finished the late news. The call caught me off guard; and now I couldn’t stand him up. I could just picture the newspaper headlines: Little did I know that there would be headlines– of a very different kind– in Liz Smith’s syndicated column when I took Mel’s advice —four months later, I married his manager Howard Rothberg, and moved to California.“I don’t know why I said ok; I couldn’t think of a fast excuse,” I told my producer when I got back to the station from the interview. So after the news, I headed back to the Fontainebleau. Howard and I got divorced 13 years later; and the story of how I met my second husband (18 years so far) isn’t nearly as romantic.He reportedly started dating her first wife, Florence Baum when both were 20-year old, after his girlfriend went off to Europe for the summer who was incidentally, Florence’s friend and she was the one who helped Mel through his difficult times and then eventually married in 1951.Florence was reportedly a dancer who danced in the Broadway show, before their marriage.Soon after, both had their first kid in the form of a daughter Stefanie and Nicky, the very next year.
This A-list couple stayed happily married for 41 years which is definitely a feat by Hollywood standards.
The Hollywood icon died at age 73 after battling uterine cancer.
Mel Brooks is an 88-year old American actor, director and screenwriter and is one of the only people alive on this earth to have received the Grammy, Oscar and Golden globe awards.
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Anne Bancroft belonged to the select group of Hollywood celebs who had it very good in their careers and also in their love lives.