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TV Comedy Pioneer Sid Caesar Died at 91

Feb 19, 2014 11:30 IST

Sid Caesar a great TV comedian died at 91 on 14 February 2014.

His first TV comedy-variety show The Admiral Broadway Revue was aired in 1949. The TV comedy Shows of 1950s from Saturday Night Live to Sitcoms owe a debt to Caesar's brilliant interpretation of material. Your Show of Shows and Caesar's Hour reached as many as 60 million viewers weekly making Caesar richer by 1 million dollar annually.


imageOther TV shows which were his major achievements includes Your Show of Shows, 1950-54, with co-star Imogene Coca, and Caesar's Hour that appeared in 1954-57.

His emphasis on humour was born out of human nature which forms the part of comedies such as Modern Family.

Caesar wrote the biography Caesar's Hours: My Life in Comedy, With Love and Laughter in 2003.

Caesar was born in 1922 in Yonkers, New York, USA and was the third son of an Austrian-born restaurant owner and his Russian-born wife.

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