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Thursday, February 13, 2014

Remembering Sid Caesar 1922 - 2014

Comedy legend Sid Caesar, who died Wednesday at age 91, was best known for his television series, Your Show of Shows (1950-54) and Caesar's Hour (1954-57), for which he received two Emmy Awards. His film credits include It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World (1963), The Busy Body (1967), The Spirit Is Willing (1967), Airport 1975 (1974), Silent Movie (1976), Fire Sale (1977), The Cheap Detective (1978), Grease (1978), The Fiendish Plot of Dr. Fu Manchu (1980), History of the World, Part 1 (1981), Grease 2 (1982) and Vegas Vacation (1997). He also received a 1963 Tony Award nomination for Best Actor in a Musical for his performance in Little Me.

Below you can enjoy some of Sid Caesar's many television appearances.

"From Here to Obscurity", a Your Show of Shows parody of the 1953 film, From Here to Eternity, with Imogene Coca, Carl Reiner and Howard Morris.

Caesar's Hour sketch with Nanette Fabray.

The Dean Martin Show with Dean Martin and Abbe Lane on March 3, 1966.

The Hollywood Palace with Imogene Coca on March 29, 1969.

The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson with Imogene Coca on September 9, 1977.


joel65913 said...

So many greats leaving us in one week what with Shirley, Sid and just last night Ralph Waite. I wasn't a huge fan of Sid Caesar, Imogene Coca was a comedy goddess though, but I recognize he was a talented pioneer. Nice tribute as always Marc.

Marc said...

Thanks, Joel. I'm more of an Imogene fan as well, but I agree that Mr. Caesar was a talented TV pioneer.