Legendary comic actor and TV funnyman, Sid Caesar died today at age 91.
Sid Caesar, the prodigiously talented pioneer of TV comedy who paired with Imogene Coca in sketches that became classics and who inspired a generation of famous writers, died early Wednesday. He was 91.
Caesar died at his home in the Los Angeles area after a brief illness, family spokesman Eddy Friedfeld said.
In his two most important shows, “Your Show of Shows,” 1950-54, and “Caesar’s Hour,” 1954-57, Caesar displayed remarkable skill in pantomime, satire, mimicry, dialect and sketch comedy. And he gathered a stable of young writers who went on to worldwide fame in their own right — including Neil Simon and Woody Allen.
Mel Brooks, Carl Reiner and M-a-s-h creator, Larry Gelbart, also wrote for Ceasar. Woody Allen was providing gags to the comic while he was still in his teens! Via NBC
Here are a couple of classic skits from Your Show of Shows.
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Featuring Howard Morris, Imogene Coca, and Carl Reiner.
Howard Morris, Imogene Coca, and Carl Reiner