Sep 08, 1922
Yonkers, New York, USA
Feb 12, 2014
Los Angeles, California, USA
Biography: Sid Caesar was born Isaac Sidney Caesar on September 8, 1922 in Yonkers, New York to Max and Ida Ziser. He was hired to play the saxophone as part of a summer band in the Catskills when he was 14. He married Florence Levy in 1943. He served in the Coast Guard during World War II at the Brooklyn piers. He pioneered "Your Show of Shows" and "Caesar's Hour," and influenced the industry as a "sketch comic."

Film/TV Credits: Film credits include: "It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World," "Grease," "Grease 2," "History of the World: Part I," "Vegas Vacation," "Airport 1975," "Cannonball Run II," "Silent Movie," "The Cheap Detective," and "A Guide for the Married Man." Television credits include: "Your Show of Shows," "Caesar's Hour," "Saturday Night Live," "The Love Boat," "Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In," "That Girl," "Mad About You," "Sesame Street," and "The Carol Burnett Show."

Other Awards: Won a Primetime Emmy for Best Actor in 1952. Won a Primetime Emmy for Best Continuing Performance by a Comedian in a Series for "Caesar's Hour" in 1957. Received a star on the Walk of Fame in 1960. Inducted into the Television Academy Hall of Fame in 1985.

He developed his foreign-sounding "double talk" by listening and observing the multinational clientele at his parents' luncheonette growing up.
Sid Caesar & Company (Nov 01, 1989 - Nov 04, 1989)
  • Starring: Sid Caesar [Performer]
Four on a Garden (Jan 30, 1971 - Mar 20, 1971)
  • House of Dunkelmayer
  • Performer: Sid Caesar [Max]
PlayOne Act ComedyOriginal
  • Betty
  • Performer: Sid Caesar [Bob]
PlayOne Act ComedyOriginal
  • Toreador
  • Performer: Sid Caesar [The Painter]
PlayOne Act ComedyOriginal
  • The Swingers
  • Performer: Sid Caesar [Mr. Lewis]
PlayOne Act ComedyOriginal
Little Me (Nov 17, 1962 - Jun 29, 1963)
  • Starring: Sid Caesar [Noble Eggleston, Mr. Pinchley, Val du Val, Fred Poitrine, Otto Schnitzler, Prince Cherney, Noble Junior]
Make Mine Manhattan (Jan 15, 1948 - Jan 08, 1949)
  • Starring: Sid Caesar [A Delegate, Another Delegate, Still Another Delegate, Bassett, "The Good Old Days" Performer, Herman W. Willoughby, Jr., "Penny Gum Machine" Performer, Street Cleaner, Mr. Bigelow, "A Night Out" Performer]

Tony Award®


Best Actor in a Musical

1963 | Nominee  | Little Me
Starring: Sid Caesar


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