2.12.2014

COMIC LEGEND SID CAESAR DEAD AT 91

 





LOS ANGELES (AP) — 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 —


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