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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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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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Premise: Most of the talent from the classic `Your Show of Shows' joined Caesar in his next TV venture, a memorable combination of comedy skits and musical revues, along with the continuing sketch about suburban life called `The Commuters.' The cast was legendary, and the writing staff wasn't too shabby either: it included Mel Brooks, Neil Simon, Larry Gelbart, Mel Tolkin, Lucille Kallen and cast member Carl Reiner.

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