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Sid Caesar ACTOR


Sid Caesar was born on September 8th, 1922 in Yonkers, New York with the birth name Isaac Sidney Caesar to parents, Max Caesar and Ida.  His parents ran a restaurant and Caesar would work there part time waiting on tables.
He became interested as a young boy playing the saxophone and so at the age of fourteen he traveled to the Catskills and perfored live and directly after completing high school he decided he wanted to pursue a career in the musical business. 
Sid went to New York City and took a couple classes at the Julliard School of Music and also found work back in the Catskills in performing in a band and also doing some comedy in his shows. 
During World War II he chose to join the United States Coast Guard and would entertain the troops in revues.  When he completed his service he went back to using a career in music and joined the musician's union.  He continued to do musical shows but his comedy was gaining him more attention then his music.  He was offered a job in Florida and soon was working in the film industry.
He began with appearing in roles on such films as "Tars and Spars" (1946) followed by, "The Guilt of Janet Ames" (1947) starring Rosalind Russell, Melvyn Douglas, Hugh Beaumont, Frank Orth, Richard Benedict, and Nina Foch.  Soon television roles such as "Texaco Star Theater" and "Your Show of Shows" (1953-1954) were being offered to him.  It was the later that really launched his career as the show was a mix of comedy, movie and television satire.  He was even voted the United States Best Comedian by Motion Picture Daily TV Poll in 1952.  
In 1955 he joined the ASCAP and recorded such popular songs as "I Wrote This Song for Your Birthday" and "Was That You?".  Some of his most well known works were in 1958 on "The Sid Caesar Show" and "Caesar Invites You".
As his career progressed he continued to make occasional stage and television appearances and also was seen in a number of films such as "Silent Movie" (1976) starring Mel Brooks, Dom DeLuise, Marty Feldman, Bernadette Peters, with appearances by Anne Bancroft, Liza Minnelli, Burt Reynolds, James Caan, Marcel Marceau and Paul Newman playing themselves, "History of the World, Part I" (1981) starring Mel Brooks, Shecky Greene, Gregory Hines, Charlie Callas, Dom DeLuise, Madeline Kahn, Harvey Korman, Cloris Leachman, Andreas Voutsinas and Spike Milligan and cameo appearances by Royce D. Applegate, Bea Arthur, Hugh Hefner, John Hurt, Barry Levinson, Jackie Mason, Paul Mazursky, Andrew Sachs and Henny Youngman and narrated by Orson Welles, "Airport 1975" (1974) starring alongside Charlton Heston, Karen Black, Helen Reddy, George Kennedy, Efrem Zimbalist Jr., Susan Clark, Gloria Swanson, Martha Scott, Guy Stockwell, Erik Estrada, Dana Andrews, Roy Thinnes, Norman Fell, Linda Blair, Beverly Garland, Myrna Loy, Nancy Olson, Sharon Gless, Linda Harrison and Ed Nelson, "Grease" (1975) starring John Travolta, Olivia Newton-John, Stockard Channing and Jeff Conaway with Lorenzo Lamas, Eve Arden, Frankie Avalon, Joan Blondell, Edd Byrnes and Alice Ghostly in smaller roles and "Grease 2" (1982) starring Maxwell Caulfield and Michelle Pfeiffer, Adrian Zmed, Lorna Luft, Eve Arden, Tab Hunter and Connie Stevens.  
He married only one time to Florence Levy on July 17th, 1943 and they have three children together, Michelle, Rick and Karen and remain married today.  He continues to make occasional appearances such as autograph signings and also is a writer.  He has appeared on "Who's Line is it Anyway" and for the most part has retired from the industry now as he is too frail to take on any more roles.  Sid Caesar was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame


2004 Comic Book: The Movie
2000 Globehunters
1998 The Wonderful Ice Cream Suit
1997 Mad About You
1997 Vegas Vacation 
1997 Life with Louie 
1995 The Great Mom Swap 
1995 Love & War 
1988 Side by Side 
1988 Freedom Fighter 
1987 The Emperor's New Clothes 
1986 Christmas Snow 
1986 Stoogemania 
1985 Alice in Wonderland
1985 Hallmark Hall of Fame 
1985 Amazing Stories
1985 A Museum of Broadcasting Tribute: Milton Berle - Mr. Television
1984 Cannonball Run II
1984 Over the Brooklyn Bridge 
1978-1984 The Love Boat 
1983 Found Money 
1982 Matt Houston 
1982 Grease
1981 History of the World: Part I 
1981 The Munsters' Revenge 
1981 The Misadventures of Sheriff Lobo 
1980 Thanksgiving in the Land of Oz 
1980 The Fiendish Plot of Dr. Fu Manchu 
1979 Intergalactic Thanksgiving 
1979 America 2100 
1978 Vega$ 
1978 W.E.B. 
1978 The Cheap Detective 
1978 Grease 
1977 Curse of the Black Widow 
1977 Fire Sale
1977 Flight to Holocaust 
1977 Barnaby and Me 
1976 Silent Movie
1975 When Things Were Rotten 
1974 Airport 1975
1974 Hamburgers
1973 10 from Your Show of Shows
1969-1971 Love, American Style
1970 Make Room for Granddaddy 
1969 The Bob Hope Show 
1968 That Girl
1967 The Danny Thomas Hour
1967 The Carol Burnett Show
1967 The Spirit Is Willing
1967 A Guide for the Married Man
1967 The Busy Body
1963 It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World
1963 The Sid Caesar Show
1961 Checkmate
1961 G.E. True Theater
1959 The United States Steel Hour
1958 The Sid Caesar Show
1958 Sid Caesar Invites You
1954 Producers' Showcase
1953-1954 Your Show of Shows
1947 The Guilt of Janet Ames
1946 Tars and Spars 

Matinee Classics - Your Show of Shows starring Sid Caesar, Imogene Coca and Carl Reiner
Matinee Classics - Admiral Broadway Revue starring Sid Caesar and Imogene Coca

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