Sid Caesar Overview:

Legendary actor, Sid Caesar, was born Isaac Sidney Caesar on Sep 8, 1922 in Yonkers, NY. Caesar died at the age of 91 on Feb 12, 2014 in Beverly Hills, CA .

MINI BIO:

Dark-haired, fast-talking American comedian, a sour-looking equivalent of Britain's Bob Monkhouse, and enormously successful in vaudeville, radio, and especially television. Attempts to establish him in films were not ambitious enough, and he was largely confined to guest spots and all-star movies.

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HONORS and AWARDS:

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He was honored with one star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the category of Television. In addition, Caesar was inducted into the TV Hall of Fame . Caesar was never nominated for an Academy Award.

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Encore Podcast: and His Demons

By David on Jul 19, 2019 From The Man on the Flying Trapeze

is one of the comic giants of 1950s TV, but he was also plagued by anxiety, depression, guilt and an explosive temper. In the early 1980s he came to my hometown of Louisville to perform at a dinner theatre, and I reviewed the show. I didn't know it then, but he was in the midst of a battl... Read full article


Encore Podcast: and His Demons

By David on Jul 19, 2019 From The Man on the Flying Trapeze

is one of the comic giants of 1950s TV, but he was also plagued by anxiety, depression, guilt and an explosive temper. In the early 1980s he came to my hometown of Louisville to perform at a dinner theatre, and I reviewed the show. I didn't know it then, but he was in the midst of a battl... Read full article


and His Demons

By David on Jan 18, 2019 From The Man on the Flying Trapeze

is one of the comic giants of 1950s TV, but he was also plagued by anxiety, depression, guilt and an explosive temper. In the early 1980s he came to my hometown of Louisville to perform at a dinner theatre, and I reviewed the show. I didn't know it then, but he was in the midst of a battl... Read full article


and His Demons

By David on Jan 18, 2019 From The Man on the Flying Trapeze

is one of the comic giants of 1950s TV, but he was also plagued by anxiety, depression, guilt and an explosive temper. In the early 1980s he came to my hometown of Louisville to perform at a dinner theatre, and I reviewed the show. I didn't know it then, but he was in the midst of a battl... Read full article


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By Aurora on Sep 8, 2012 From How Sweet It Was

turns 90 years old today. ?Because of his extraordinary talent as a comedian, and performer – due to the fact he was an innovator and television pioneer and because of his influence and legacy, I dedicate this post to him. By the time television was born, was a veteran e... Read full article


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Sid Caesar Quotes:

First cab driver: That'll be $2.90.
Melville Crump: Okay, here's $3.00. Wait for us, okay?
First cab driver: [sarcastically] Oh sure.
Melville Crump: Wise guy.


Melville Crump: The man said there was a certain amount of money buried down in this park.
Lennie Pike: That's right. It was under a big W. Say what is a big W?
Ding Bell: If we find out, we'll send you a wire.
Melville Crump: It's only a possibility now, it's only a possibility that this man was telling the truth. And if it was the truth, then it is a fact that this place is almost 200 miles away. Now I suggest that we quietly get into our cars and drive down there at a safe, sound speed, keeping each other in sight of each other. And then when we get down there, we dig up the money - providing there is some money there. And if we do find it, we share it amongst us in a simple manner.


Third Cab Driver: Can't you see I'm talking on the phone? Huh? Give me two minutes! Now listen to me, Sir, I...
[Looks back at Melville]
Melville Crump: Will you take us to Santa Rosita state park?
Third Cab Driver: What's the matter, what happened to you? What was ya, in some kind of initiation?
Melville Crump: We had an accident. We fell into yellow, alright? Hurry up!


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His son Rick went to Yale University.

His star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame is at 7000 Hollywood Blvd.

The son of Jewish immigrants Ida (née Raphael) and Max Caesar, who ran a 24-hour luncheonette, Sid would help his parents by waiting on tables and it was during this time that he learned to mimic many of the accents he would use throughout his long career.

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