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Sid Caesar

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Caesar in 1961

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Isaac Sidney "Sid" Caesar (September 8, 1922 – February 12, 2014) was an American comic actor and writer, best known for the pioneering 1950s live television series Your Show of Shows, a 90-minute weekly show watched by 60 million people, and its successor Caesar's Hour, both of which influenced later generations of comedians. He also acted in movies; he played Coach Calhoun in Grease (1978) and its sequel Grease 2 (1982), and appeared in the films It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World (1963), Silent Movie (1976), History of the World, Part I (1981), and Cannonball Run II (1984).

Fact file

  • Born: Isaac Sidney Caesar September 8, 1922 Yonkers, New York, U.S.
  • Died: February 12, 2014 (aged 91) Beverly Hills, California, U.S.
  • Occupation: Actor, comedian, writer, musician, producer
  • Years active: 1946–2006
  • Spouse(s): Florence Levy (1943–2010; her death)
  • Children: Rick Caesar (1952-2014), Karen Caesar, Michele Glad

Read more about Sid Caesar at Wikipedia or at the Internet Movie Database

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Variety, 2020-07-03 18:48:57
With the passing of comedy legend Carl Reiner, tributes have poured in from all over the world. Bernadette Peters spoke with Variety about her memories of growing up watching Reiner on television in Sid Caesar’s “Your Show of Shows” and in “The Dick Van Dyke Show,” then getting to work ...

Appreciation: Carl Reiner started out a sidekick. His genius made him 'a very familiar stranger'
LA Times Entertainme, 2020-06-30 20:05:28
Carl Reiner, sidekick to Sid Caesar, creator of "The Dick Van Dyke Show" and paterfamilias of American TV comedy, died Monday at age 98.

Carl Reiner, prolific comedy legend who created 'The Dick Van Dyke Show,' dead at 98
LA Times Entertainme, 2020-06-30 14:22:54
Carl Reiner, the comedy actor, writer, director and producer who created 'The Dick Van Dyke Show' and played second banana to Sid Caesar, has died.

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