Sid Caesar


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  • Birth Name: Isaac Sidney Caesar
  • Birth Place: Yonkers, New York, United States
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 09/08/1922, Virgo
  • Date of Death: 02/12/2014
  • Profession: Actor; comedian; musician
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Comedian Sid Caesar Dies at 91

Comedy TV legend Sid Caesar has passed away at the age of 91.

His friend Larry King revealed the news on Twitter Wednesday.

Caesar's 90-minute live variety program Your Show of Shows helped cement the comedian as one of the first real television stars. The sketch series, which co-stared Imogene Coca, featured an impressive roster of writers, including Woody AllenMel BrooksNeil Simon and Larry Gelbart.

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VIDEO: Sid Caesar 02/05/83

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Sid Caesar 02/05/83
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Length: 42:11
Aired: 2/5/1983

Sid Caesar 02/05/83: View these selected sketches from the 1983 episode hosted by two-time Emmy winning actor and comedian Sid Caesar. Sketches include: 'Funeral in a Cab' and 'Andy Rooney Looks at Books'. watch

VIDEO: Episode 13

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Length: 07:13:09
Aired: 12/17/1970

Guests: Sid Caesar, Bobby Darin, B.B. King watch


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I know I'm not crazy. Back in ...

Question: I know I'm not crazy. Back in the '70s, Larry Storch (and, I believe, his old cohort Forrest Tucker) were in a Saturday-morning kid-oriented show that had something to do with outer space. I want to say it ran opposite Bob Denver's Far Out Space Nuts. It would have been around the time of Sid and Marty Krofft's dominance of Saturday-morning programming. Please tell me I haven't completely lost my mind.

Answer: Not in this regard you haven't, David. You're thinking of The Ghost Busters, which ran on CBS for a year beginning in September 1975. On it, Storch and Tucker, best known for their F Troop days together, played a couple of ghost hunters who were teamed with a gorilla named Tracy. It was a live-action show, but spawned an animated version in the late read more

Well, you certainly can't say...

Well, you certainly can't say nothing happened this week, huh? Caesar, in Egypt, has to deal with boy-king Ptolemy, Cleopatra's brother. ("I think I can handle a small boy and an eunuch," he says when asked if sticking around to "settle things" is a good idea after being presented with Pompey's head as a gift.) Of course he can, and how bad do we want to see him give that annoying little gnat a good slap, kick or series of both? But we get something better — a brilliantly done fight scene when Lucius and Pullo are sent to rescue Cleo from the assassins her little brother hired, followed by a hilarious sex scene and its aftermath when she demands Lucius sleep with her, and he sends Pullo in to do the deed. And it doesn't slow down from there. She manages to look amazing when dumped out of a piece of burlap and onto the floor. And it's clear that Caesar, and read more

It's only one day into the summer...

It's only one day into the summer Television Critics Association press tour in Beverly Hills, and already we've seen one of the best shows (albeit not on TV) that we're likely to get in the next three weeks of hype and schmooze.

The occasion: a panel late Tuesday afternoon promoting Pioneers of Primetime, a PBS special (airing Nov. 9) about the legendary vaudevillian clowns who first made TV popular. Several gave their final TV interviews for this documentary, including the late Milton Berle, Steve Allen and Red Skelton — who turned down producer Steve Boettcher's interview requests at least half a dozen times before relenting and rewarding him with three and a half hours shortly before he died.

At TCA, this all-star panel of 80-something golden-age talent, which at first glance promised to be an exercise in fawning nostalgia, quickly turned into a rollicking display of classic shtick, as Red Buttons and Carl Reiner me read more

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