:crying:Sid Caesar, Master of TV Comedy, Dies at 91
Sid Caesar, one of the first stars created by television via his weekly live comedy program “Your Show of Shows,” died Wednesday in his home. He was 91.
Caesar, partnered with Imogene Coca, is credited with breaking ripe comedic ground with the 90-minute live program: It didn’t rely on vaudeville or standup-inspired material but rather on long skits and sketches written by an impressive roster of comedy writers including Mel Brooks, Woody Allen, Neil Simon, Larry Gelbart, Lucille Kallen and Mel Tolkin.
Sid Caesar Dead, Iconic Comedian was 91 | Variety