Brooks recalls Anne Bancroft as wife, collaborator

In this Nov. 7, 2009 file photo released by the Breeders' Cup, Mel Brooks arrives at the 26th Running of the Breeders' Cup World Championships in Santa Anita, Calif. (AP Photo/Breeders' Cup, Katy Winn) (AP)

February 3, 2010 12:01:32 PM PST
Mel Brooks has made audiences laugh for more than a half century, but it was his wife, the late Anne Bancroft, who made him smile.