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Sid Caesar, Comedian of Comedians From TV's Early Days, Dies at 91

New York Times - 12 Feb 2014
Sid Caesar, a comedic force of nature who became one of television's first stars in the early 1950s and influenced generations of comedians and comedy writers, died on Wednesday at his home in Beverly Hills, Calif. He was 91. His death was announced by ...
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Nanette Fabray, Comedic Foil to Sid Caesar on TV, Dies at 97

Bloomberg - 23 Feb 2018
In one well-known sketch, they mouthed and mimed an argument set to a Beethoven symphony. Fabray won three Emmys for her two years of work with Caesar. Their sketches presaged the family-focused situation comedies that would dominate prime time for ...
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Almanac: Sid Caesar's "Your Show of Shows"

CBS News - 25 Feb 2018
And now a page from our "Sunday Morning" Almanac: February 25th, 1950, 68 years ago today … TV comedy's Day of Days, for that was the Saturday night "Your Show of Shows" premiered on NBC. A pioneering all-live comedy extravaganza, "Your Show of Shows ...
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Remembering Nanette Fabray

Splitsider - 14 Mar 2018
In the mid-1950s, Sid Caesar was one of the biggest names in television. Caesar was the star of Your Show of Shows, a live, 90-minute weekly sketch comedy series that featured ambitious parodies and pantomimes and a writer's room so famous that plays ...
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"Drowsy Chaperone" hits, "Laughter on the 23rd Floor" hits walls

Memphis Flyer (blog) - 17 Mar 2018
Or, to be precise, I regret that I haven't blogged about its source material Your Show of Shows starring Sid Caesar and Imogene Coca, and boasting one of the greatest comedy writing teams of all time. The roster included Mel Brooks, Carl Reiner ...
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Nanette Fabray, Star of TV and Stage Comedies, Dies at 97

New York Times - 23 Feb 2018
Brooks Atkinson, writing about that musical in The New York Times, had called her “a neatly designed show-shop ingénue with considerable crackle.” In 1956 she won two Emmy Awards, as best comedienne (as the category was then known) and best actress in ...
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Nanette Fabray

The Times - 17 Mar 2018
The Emmys she later won for her role on the televised Sid Caesar show led a jealous Lucille Ball to joke: “I'm sick of watching you get my awards.” Signed by MGM, the slim, sprightly Fabray is best known for singing That's Entertainment and Louisiana ...
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'Ba-dum-bum!' the cue for laugh lines in Nassau Bay comedy - 01 Mar 2018
Everybody's a comedian in Neil Simon's 1995 play, "Laughter on the 23rd Floor," playing through March 11 at Clear Creek Community Theatre in Nassau Bay. In the show, even Helen, the secretary to TV star Max Prince, wants to get in on the mayhem inside ...
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This week on "Sunday Morning" (Feb. 25)

CBS News - 23 Feb 2018
ALMANAC: Sid Caesar's "Your Show of Shows" | Watch Video On February 25, 1950, the live variety show that was a landmark in TV comedy debuted. Jane Pauley reports. For more info: "Your Show of Shows" at the Archive of American Television. artist-john ...
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Today in History: Feb. 25

WTOP - 25 Feb 2018
In 1943, Allied troops reoccupied the Kasserine Pass in Tunisia after clashing with German troops during World War II. In 1950, “Your Show of Shows,” starring Sid Caesar, Imogene Coca, Carl Reiner and Howard Morris, debuted on NBC-TV. In 1964, Eastern ...
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Know It All

San Mateo Daily Journal - 10 Mar 2018
Prior to his comedic career starring in the variety show “Your Show of Shows” (1950-1954) Sid Caesar (born 1922) studied saxophone at Juilliard. ***. During the spring of 1974, the college fad of streaking hit an all time high. Streakers parachuted out ...
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Carl Reiner Fast Facts

KBZK Bozeman News - 08 Mar 2018
June 4, 1967 - Wins two Emmy awards for outstanding variety special and outstanding writing achievement in variety for "The Sid Caesar, Imogene Coca, Carl Reiner, Howard Morris Special." 1967 - Reiner directs his first feature film, "Enter Laughing ...
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Stephen Hawking, Physicist Who Reshaped Cosmology, Dies at 76

Midland Reporter-Telegram - 14 Mar 2018
FILE - In this March 6, 2017 file photo, Britain's Professor Stephen Hawking delivers a keynote speech as he receives the Honorary Freedom of the City of London during a ceremony at the Guildhall in the City of London. Hawking, whose brilliant mind ...
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Death toll over 400 in Syrian onslaught

Fort Wayne Journal Gazette - 24 Feb 2018
Nanette Fabray, the vivacious actress, singer and dancer who became a star in Broadway musicals, on television as Sid Caesar's comic foil and in such hit movies as “The Band Wagon,” has died at age 97. She found her biggest audience as a co-star in the ...
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Emmy and Tony Award Winner Nanette Fabray Dies at 97

Programming Insider - 24 Feb 2018
Fabray continued her success in musicals on the big screen, appearing alongside Fred Astaire and Jack Buchanan in 1953 classic “The Band Wagon,” and she made a known presence on the small screen opposite Sid Caesar on aforementioned “Caesar's Hour ...
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Today In History, Feb. 25: Muhammad Ali

Omaha World-Herald - 25 Feb 2018
1943: Kasserine Pass. In 1943, Allied troops reoccupied the Kasserine Pass in Tunisia after clashing with German troops during World War II. AP. 1950: Sid Caesar. 1950: Sid Caesar. In 1950, "Your Show of Shows," starring Sid Caesar, Imogene Coca, Carl ...
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Recent Passings of Note

Georgetowner - 26 Feb 2018
Nanette Fabray, 97, sang, tapped, acted, laughed and danced on television — on “Your Show of Shows” with the incomparable Sid Caesar, with Mary Tyler Moore and with kindred spirit Carol Burnett. I had the pleasure of having lunch with her in San ...
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Nanette Fabray, star of stage, screen and TV, dies at 97

San Francisco Chronicle - 24 Feb 2018
The Comden and Green musical, satirizing artistic pretentiousness vs. old-fashioned show business, features such classic numbers as "That's Entertainment" and "Triplets," in which Fabray, Astaire and Buchanan dress up as babies. "Unfortunately, I was ...
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Youngstown Vindicator - 25 Feb 2018
1950: “Your Show of Shows,” starring Sid Caesar, Imogene Coca, Carl Reiner and Howard Morris, debuts on NBC-TV. 1964: Eastern Airlines Flight 304, a DC-8, crashes shortly after taking off from New Orleans International Airport, killing all 58 on board ...
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Hollywood legend Nanette Fabray had local family ties

Chicago Tribune - 28 Feb 2018
Jamie and Cathy's children, Kylie and Ryan, are students at UCLA and Fabray's only grandchildren. Fabray also hosted the Massey Family at her home in California for Christmas. While Fabray loved doing live theater, including her final role on stage in ...

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