Influential and legendary comedian Sid Caesar has died. The star was 91.
The unfortunate news was confirmed to ABC News by Carl Reiner, a well-known collaborator of the star, who said that Sid Caesar died at his home in Beverly Hills, California.
The cause of the death was not made public at this point.
Sid Caesar became widely famous in the 1950s, his comedy shows such as Your Show of Shows and Caesar’s Hour, making history.
The star and great performer won no less than two Emmy Awards for his amazing talent. Sid was always described as “a genius of making people laugh,” so the talented star had thousands of fans all around the world.
“He was one of the only people I ever worked with who made your material funnier than it was on paper – and he did it on live television,” Mel Brooks claimed referring to Sid Caesar.
Throughout his long lasting career in entertainment, the famous comedian received numerous award nominations.
However, Sid did not limit his interests to comedy. Actually, the star proved to have quite a great musical talent when he joined the musical trio The Hair Cuts. The group also included Rainer and Howard Morris.
Sid Caesar was highly appreciated for his role in Little Me, a Broadway show dating back to 1963. Actually, for his part in this musical, Sid was nominated for a Tony Award for Best Actor.
Sid Caesar was named by his fellow comedians The King, a name that surely suits well the star who has managed to become one of the most famous and influential comedians of all time. Actually, Sid had a positive influence on stars such as Billy Crystal and Richard Lewis. Moreover, Sid even impacted the career of Woody Allen, who got his first big break when he wrote for Sid’s projects back in the 1950s.
Sid Caesar was happily married to Florence Levy, the beautiful couple enjoying a wonderful marriage that lasted no less than 60 years. Florence passed away in 2010. The couple had three children, a son Richard and two daughters, Michele and Karen Caesar.