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Legendary comedian, TV pioneer Sid Caesar dies

Sid Caesar, left, and Imogene Coca practicing their soft shoe routine during a dress rehearsal in Boston for the Boston Opera Company's production "Orpheus," June 11, 1982. Caesar, whose sketches lit up 1950s television with zany humor, died Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014. He was 91.
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Sid Caesar, left, and Imogene Coca practicing their soft shoe routine during a dress rehearsal in Boston for the Boston Opera Company's production "Orpheus," June 11, 1982. Caesar, whose sketches lit up 1950s television with zany humor, died Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014. He was 91.
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Sid Caesar, the prodigiously talented pioneer of TV comedy who paired with Imogene Coca in sketches that became classics and who inspired a generation of famous writers, died early Wednesday. He was 91. Caesar died at his home in the Los Angeles area after a brief illness, family spokesman Eddy Friedfeld said. In his two most important shows, “Your Show of Shows,” 1950-54, and “Caesar’s Hour,” 1954-57, Caesar displayed remarkable skill in pantomime, satire, mimicry, ...

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