Sid Caesar

Celebrity

Biography

  • 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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Sid Caesar Fast Facts:
  • Started career as a musician; played clarinet and saxophone in small bands and later in the orchestras of Charlie Spivak, Shep Fields and Charlie Thornhill.
  • Turned to acting while serving in the Coast Guard during WWII; first stage performance was in the military musical Tars and Spars.
  • His signature double-talk routines were inspired by listening to customers speak foreign languages in his father's restaurant as a child.
  • His hit variety show, Your Show of Shows, helped launch the careers of comedy writers Mel Brooks, Neil and Danny Simon, and Carl Reiner in the 1950s.
  • Inducted into the TV Academy Hall of Fame in 1985.
  • Published two autobiographies: Where Have I Been? (1982) and Caesar's Hours: My Life in Comedy, With Love and Laughter (2003).
  • Married to wife, Florence, for 67 years; she died in March 2010.
  • Sid Caesar Relationships:
  • Dave Caesar - Brother
  • Karen Caesar - Daughter
  • Richard Caesar - Son
  • Max Caesar - Father
  • Michele Caesar - Daughter
  • Ida Raffel Caesar - Mother
  • Florence Caesar - Wife (deceased)
  • Sid Caesar Awards:
  • 1952 Emmy: Best Comedian or Comedienne - Nominee
  • 1953 Emmy: Best Comedian - Nominee
  • 1958 Emmy: Best Continuing Performance (Male) in a Series by a Comedian, Singer, Host, Dancer, M.C., Announcer, Narrator, Panelist, or any - Nominee
  • 1957 Emmy: Best Continuing Performance by a Comedian in a Series - Winner
  • 1997 Emmy: Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series - Nominee
  • 1956 Emmy: Best Comedian - Nominee
  • 1954 Emmy: Best Male Star of a Regular Series - Nominee
  • 1995 Emmy: Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series - Nominee
  • 1951 Emmy: Most Outstanding Personality - Winner
  • 1951 Emmy: Best Actor - Nominee
  • 1963 Tony: Actor (Musical) - Nominee
  • 1952 Emmy: Best Actor - Winner
  • College:
  • Attended the Juilliard School, New York, New York, United States

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