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FILE - This June 6, 2013 file photo shows honoree Mel Brooks onstage for the American Film Institute's 41st Lifetime Achievement Award Gala in Los Angeles. Brooks will star in his first solo show Monday, April 28, 2014, at the Geffen Playhouse in Los Angeles. It’s being billed as an “an introspective retrospective.” The 87-year-old writer and director of comedy classics including "The Producers," "Blazing Saddles," "Young Frankenstein" and "History of the World: Part I" has won Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony awards. (Photo by Chris Pizello/Invision/AP, File)

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The 2009 Kennedy Center Honorees Robert De Niro, left; Grace Bumbry, bottom left, Dave Brubeck, bottom right; Bruce Springsteen, second from right; and Mel Brooks, right, pose with Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton for a photo at the State Department following the Kennedy Center Honors Gala Dinner on Saturday, Dec. 5, 2009 in Washington. (AP Photo/Kevin Wolf)

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Alex Karras appears as Mongo in "Blazing Saddles," Mel Brooks' spoof on Westerns.

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Mel Brooks will receive the American Film Institute's Life Achievement Award. His credits include "The Producers." (Associated Press)

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Mel Brooks will receive the American Film Institute's Life Achievement Award. His credits include "The Producers." (Associated Press)