Lawrence Holofcener wrote for Sid Caesar’s “Your Show of Shows,” Sammy Davis Jr. and Merv Griffin.

After becoming one of the top songwriters around, he decided to walk away and take another risk — he wanted to be an actor. Not only did he become an actor, he made his debut on Broadway in “Stop the World, I Want to Get Off.” He even went on to star in “Hello, Dolly!” with Carol Channing and in “Fiddler on the Roof.”

Before he knew it, he had written plays for Broadway and found himself staging art shows at museums.

Now, at the age of 85, he’s a respected painter and sculptor. One of his most famous pieces is a tourist destination in London.

He’s used two simple words to guide him through his amazing life: why not?