Sid Caesar dies at 91

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    When he came on TV Howard's father told him to shut up and sit down.
    Sid Caesar, the TV pioneer and comic giant behind the legendary "Your Show of Shows," has died, his longtime friend and collaborator Carl Reiner has confirmed to Yahoo. Caesar was 91.
    It was another friend, TV host Larry King, who first reported the sad news on Twitter:
    Caesar won two Emmys and was nominated for six others for his landmark work in the 1950s. He picked up two more nods in the 1990s for guest-star work on the sitcoms "Mad About You" and "Love & War."
    In film, Caesar appeared in the all-star favorite "It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World," and played the football coach in "Grease" and its sequel, "Grease 2."
    Along the way, Caesar sired a veritable comedy kingdom, helping nurture the careers of co-conspirators like Reiner, Mel Brooks, Neil Simon, Woody Allen, and "M*A*S*H" creator Larry Gelbart.
     
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    aww no i loved that old ball buster.
     
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    Goodnight funny man
     
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    I loved his salads.
     
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    He was no Charlie Callas.
     
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    He did his best work in pioneering the non vaginal birthing of children
     
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    That's a shame. He went far too soon.
     
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    RIP Funny alcoholic man...:sadbye::pparty:
     
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    No mention of Imogene Coca???
     
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    First movie I remember watching was "It's A Mad Mad Mad Mad World" with just about every funny person still alive up to that point in it. Sid was awesome trying to escape a hardware store basement with his wife.
     
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    Did you ever toss 'em? :coffee:
     
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    Not your best work. :coffee:
     
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    I saw the movie when it first came out when I was a kid in Cinerama at the Boyd Theater in Philadelphia. Cinerama is no longer used and it pales in comparison to the 3D and Imax films of today but back in the Sixties it was amazing.

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    If I remember correctly, that movie came out the year I was born in '63. I saw it on TV in the late 60s / early 70s. Got really happy when I saw the Three Stooges (or that era's version) in the movie. I also have the Cinerama version of How The West Was Won on Blu Ray with the curved top and bottom.
     
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    I remember that movie -my sister took me and we cracked up. I've seen it recently and it wasnt as funny , but still classic though.
     
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    Read a lot about Cinerama. Three cameras shooting the movie, three projectors to show it on a screen that curved around the theater. Must have been something! I bet it was a nightmare to keep synchronized. Probably why it didn't last.
     
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    Paul Allen fully restored the Cinerama theater in Seattle. In addition to regular first run movies they have special showings of the movies made in Cinerama which includes Mad World, How The West Was Won and The Longest Day.