Sid Caesar dead at 91

Sad news: One of television's original comic stars, Sid Caesar, has died. He was 91 and at home in Los Angeles, according to his friend and former collaborator, Carl Reiner, reports Reuters.

His biographer and friend, Eddy Friedfeld, confirmed the news to the Los Angeles Times. Friedfeld told the paper Caesar died after a brief illness.

Caesar broke TV ground with his now-classic sketch series, Your Show of Shows, which co-starred Imogene Coca and Reiner and ran on NBC from 1950-54. Caesar's Hour followed and ran through 1957.

Caesar charmed later generations with his turn has the rangy, lovable Coach Calhoun in the Grease movies.


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