LOS ANGELES (AP) — 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.READ MORE: Murder In Wheatland: Wife Of Suspected Killer Says Husband Was Conspiracy Theorist
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.READ MORE: 41 California District Attorneys Challenge Early Release Eligibility For 76,000 Inmates
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.MORE NEWS: Local COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics Start Opening For Kids As Young As 12
Caesar also appeared on Broadway and on the big screen in the 1963 comedy epic “It’s a Mad Mad Mad Mad World.”