Legendary Comedian Sid Caesar Dead At 91


Cult comedian Sid Caesar, whose Your Show of Shows defined the 1950s, died at 91.

The sad news was confirmed by his friend and colleague Carl Reiner and Eddy Friedfeld, who worked on his biography.

Caesar was the legend of the golden age of television, starring in a number of films including It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World, Airport 1975, Silent Movie and Grease. After Your Show of Shows, Caesar continued hosting TV show Caesar’s Hour.

Thousands of fans placed flowers on his Walk of Fame star today, paying him the last tribute.

Larry King was the first celebrity to pay tribute, writing on his Twitter page, “Sorry to learn about the passing of Sid Caesar-a dear friend, a comic genius & an American classic. There will never be another one like him.”

Whoopi Goldberg and Arnold Schwarzenegger also added their tributes on Twitter.

Caesar began his career in the 1940s, receiving his first Emmy Award in 1952 for Your Show of Shows. He was also nominated for his roles in Love and War and Mad About You. Before becoming a comedian, he studied at the Julliard School of Music, becoming a saxophonist.

In 1960, Caesar was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

“Life…doing her thing, another great has passed Sid Caesar. Funny man We honored him at the very first Comic Relief. RIP turn turn turn,” Whoopi wrote on her Twitter page.

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