Death of Sid Caesar

September 8, 1922 - February 12, 2014
Los Angeles, California | Age 91

Comic genius of 1950s television dies
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LYNN ELBER, The Associated Press

LOS ANGELES (AP) — To put it simply: Sid Caesar invented TV sketch comedy and gave it stature as a funhouse mirror of the everyday. Some compared him to Charlie Chaplin for his brilliance at blending humor with touches of pathos.

The genius of 1950s TV comedy is illuminating television even today. Shows from sketch comedy stalwart "Saturday Night Live" to sitcoms owe a debt to Caesar's brilliant interpretation of material by America's...

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