70°
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
3 Day Outlook
Sun
82°
61°
10%
Mon
82°
61°
50%
Tue
82°
63°
50%
TrueView© Local Radar

Latest Weather Blog

Follow our weather team on social media

Comic genius Sid Caesar dies

1 year ago Wednesday, February 12, 2014 12:47:13 PM CST February 12, 2014 Wednesday, February 12 2014 Feb 12, 2014 in News
Source: Associated Press
Topics : Comic Genius Sid Caesar

LOS ANGELES- Innovative, influential comedy genius Sid Caesar, whose sketches lit up 1950s television with zany humor, has died at age 91.

Family spokesman Eddy Friedfeld says Caesar died early Wednesday.

Caesar's two most important programs were "Your Show of Shows" and "Caesar's Hour." He used them to display his incredible skill in pantomime, satire, mimicry, dialect and sketch comedy.

He paired with Imogene Coca in sketches that became comedy classics.

He attracted a stable of young writers who went on to highly successful careers of their own including Neil Simon, Woody Allen, Mel Brooks and Carl Reiner.

Caesar also appeared on Broadway and on the big screen in the 1963 comedy epic "It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World."

More News

comments powered by Disqus

Desktop News

Click to open Continuous News in a sidebar that updates in real-time.
5 Days
Radar
Today
Sunny
74°
54°
Sun
Partly Cloudy
82°
61°
Mon
PM T-Storms
82°
61°
Tue
Scattered T-Storms
82°
63°
Wed
PM Showers
76°
64°