Filmmaker and comedian Mel Brooks shows his hands after leaving handprints in cement, with a fake sixth finger attached to his left hand, in the forecourt of the TCL Chinese theatre in Hollywood, California September 8, 2014. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni
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Veteran funnyman Mel Brooks sank his hand and foot prints into the cement outside Hollywood's famed Chinese Theatre on Monday -- and couldn't help adding a little extra detail for a laugh.Brooks is being feted to mark the 40th anniversary of spoof horror movie "Young Frankenstein".Brooks, born Melvin Kaminsky in Brooklyn's Jewish Williamsburg neighborhood in 1926, began his career at the same time as Woody Allen and went on to become one of the most celebrated comedy directors.Some five million people per year visit to see the handprints of stars from past decades including Douglas Fairbanks, Gloria Swanson, Jean Harlow, Clark Gable, John Wayne, Jack Nicholson, Robin Williams and Jennifer Aniston.Brooks' extra finger didn't go unnoticed.
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