Sid Caesar, one of the leading comedy stars of the 1950s, has died. He was 91.
The comedy king died at home of undisclosed causes, it was announced on Wednesday.
Caesar’s iconic shows Your Show of Shows and Caesar’s Hour – where he often starred with comedienne Imogene Coca – set the stage for the likes of Mel Brooks, Carl Reiner, Neil Simon and Woody Allen to break out as big stars in the entertainment industry. It also set the standard for other live comedy shows such as Saturday Night Live.
He later appeared in movies such as It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World, Silent Movie, and Grease.
Caesar is survived by three children. His wife passed away in 2010.