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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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Sid Caesar: The Works Elevates TV Comic In August

Inside Pulse - 09 May 2018
Over the last few years Shout! Factory has come out with boxsets that have elevated the profiles of early TV comics Ernie Kovacs and Mel Brooks. Now Sid Caesar is having the essential elements of his TV career brought together in Sid Caesar: The Works.
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2000-Year-Old Man Still Funny At 91

Jewish Week - 16 May 2018
Brooks shared stories about his early days as a tummler in the Catskills Borscht Belt and his time as a comedy writer (along with the likes of Neil Simon and Woody Allen) for Sid Caesar, whose television show in the early 1950s, “Your Show Of Shows ...
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Ugly times in America bring out the most vicious stabs at 'humor'

Chicago Sun-Times - 16 May 2018
I'm old enough to recall when the kings and queens of comedy were Burns and Allen, Bob Hope, Lucille Ball, Jack Benny, Red Foxx, Sid Caesar and Imogene Coca, Johnny Carson and Steve Allen and many others. These great entertainers probed the ...
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Phil Murphy: Bringing funny movies to stage is a specialty

Traverse City Record Eagle - 04 May 2018
Reiner gave us “The Dick Van Dyke Show,” loosely based on those days of writing for Sid Caesar and Imogene Coca. Neil Simon lit up Broadway theatres for decades with his urban comedies, maybe most notably, “The Odd Couple.” Larry Gelbart will be ...
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'Grease' continues to win new fans as 40th anniversary nears

The Columbus Dispatch - 23 Apr 2018
Kleiser also showcased a talented supporting cast of veteran actors, including Eve Arden, Frankie Avalon, Joan Blondell, Edd Byrnes, Sid Caesar and Alice Ghostley. ″I was excited by Frankie Avalon,″ the director said. ″I was an extra in a movie ...
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Carol Burnett Taps Into Her Inner Child for Adult Advice

New York Times - 04 May 2018
Back in the day, the men — Jackie Gleason and Sid Caesar and Milton Berle — if they said: “Hey guys, this sketch sucks. Get with it! What's the matter with you?” they were fine because they were guys. But if a woman did it, she would be labeled a bitch.
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Megan Leavey, The Simpsons among HSUS's 2018 Genesis Awards winners

HSUS News (blog) - 23 Apr 2018
The long-running, multiple Genesis Award-winning Fox series, “The Simpsons,” won the Sid Caesar Comedy Award for an episode focusing on the Simpsons' pet pig, Plopper, that highlighted the common belief that there is a difference between the animals ...
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Nanette Fabray, Comedic Foil to Sid Caesar on TV, Dies at 97

Bloomberg - 23 Feb 2018
“I think every funny thing you see on television today was taken from the Caesar shows,” Fabray said in a 2004 interview with the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Foundation. “Most of the sitcoms are based on the way Sid put them together.” ...
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Carol Burnett taps her inner child

The Straits Times - 06 May 2018
In your 2016 memoir, In Such Good Company, you wrote about trying to maintain lady-like qualities while making demands of your male staff. Back in the day, the men - Jackie Gleason, Sid Caesar and Milton Berle - if they said, "Hey guys, this sketch sucks.
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Shanti Emerson: Back in the day

The Union of Grass Valley - 28 Apr 2018
No one will every forget the gorgeous vulnerable Marilyn Monroe, her marriages and affairs when the sky was clean and sex was dirty. We all watched the Ed Sullivan Show, Sid Caesar's Show of Shows, and Ozzie and Harriet on TV and Doris Day and Rock ...
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Almanac: Sid Caesar's "Your Show of Shows"

CBS News - 25 Feb 2018
A pioneering all-live comedy extravaganza, "Your Show of Shows" starred 27-year-old Sid Caesar, aided and abetted by Imogene Coca, Carl Reiner, and Howard Morris. For ninety minutes a week, thirty-nine weeks a year, Caesar churned out his uniquely ...

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