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Sid Caesar

Comedy Legend Dead At 91

2/12/2014 10:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Comedian Sid Caesar -- one of the kings of television comedy in the 1950s -- has died at the age of 91.

Caesar came out of the Catskills comedy circuit ... hitting the big time in the early days of TV with his variety program, "Your Show of Shows" ... and later, "Caesar's Hour."

He often starred alongside comedienne Imogene Coca ... and many of his writers -- Mel Brooks, Carl Reiner, Neil Simon and Woody Allen -- went on to become huge stars in their own right.

No word on a cause of death ... but Caesar died at home.

He had three children. His wife died in 2010.  

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Ryuga the Dragon Emperor    

At least his death was funny.

220 days ago
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cementmixer    

Rest In Peace Sid. You were one funny man.

220 days ago
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BLUE UGLY đź’©    

RIP, little ceasers pizza for dinner in his honor

220 days ago
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cindy    

RIP Sid.

220 days ago
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static    

A comedian from the old school when you needed talent instead of a foul mouth.

220 days ago
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All Heart    

RIP, Mr Caesar. Without you TV's heyday would not have been as bright, or as funny.

220 days ago
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moe    

RIP--a pioneer of comedy. If you don't know who he was, google it. You might be surprised.

220 days ago
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Ckl    

uh oh, first Shirley Temple, then Sid Caesar... Who will be the third?

220 days ago
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tmz_diva    

how sad another hollywood old timer legend to go.. condolences to his family and friends. may he RIP.

220 days ago
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Rusty Shackleford    

his were some of the funniest characters in the history of comedy.
RIP

220 days ago
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Steve    

Another legend. RIP Sid. You were a great performer.

219 days ago
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Lebowski    

He was one of the few remaining stars still alive from the 1963 classic "It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World." RIP Sid, and thanks for all the laughs….

219 days ago
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Telstar    

RIP, Sid. You and your gang laid the foundation for television comedy.

219 days ago
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Steve O'Beck    

Damn - I thought he died on the casino floor, playing Keno, with Chevy Chase. Damn movies...

219 days ago
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Sashatree    

When comedians were actually talented.... RIP Mr. Caesar. Thanks for all the great memories!!

219 days ago
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