Sid Caesar American comic

Sid Caesar was an American comic actor. He was born on 8th September,1922. With a career spanning 60 years he was best known for two pioneering 1950s live television series

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Sid Caesar's First Show on Television

He started with "Your Show of Shows" (1950 - 1954), which was a 90-minute weekly show watched by 60 million people and its successor, Caesar's Hour(1954-1957), both of which influenced later generation of comedians

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Childhood

Sid Caesar was the youngest of threesons. He was Jewish. He Was born in yonkers, New York. His father was Max Ziser (1874-1946) and his mother was nee Raphael. They were from Poland

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Surname History

The surname "Caesar" was given to his father, as a child by an immigration official at Ellis Island

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Family Background

Father Max and Mother Raphael ran a restaurant a 24-hour luncheonette. By waiting on tables, their son learned to mimic the patois, rhythm and accents of the diverse clientele, a technique he termed double-talk,which he used throughout his career

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First Start

After graduating from Yonkers High School in 1939, Sid Caesar left home, intent on a musical career. He arrived in Manhattan and worked as an usher and then a doorman at the Capitol Theater there

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Music Career

After graduating from Yonkers High School in 1939, Sid Caesar left home, intent on a musical career. He arrived in Manhattan and worked as an usher and then a doorman at the Capitol Theater there

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Musical Instruments

He was ineligible to join the musicians' union in New York City until he established residency, but he found work as a saxophonist at the Vacationland Hotel, a resort located in the Catskill mountains of Sullivan Country,new York

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First Meet With His Wife

During the summer Sid Caesar meet his future wife, Florence Levy, at the Avon Lodge in the Catskills village of Woodridge, New York.

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Television Career

Caesar's television career began with an appearance on Milton Berle's Texaco Star Theater in the fall of 1948

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Met With Vice President

Sid Caesar and Liebman met with Pat Weaver, vice president of television at NBC, which led to Caesar's first series, Admiral Broadway Revue with Imogene Coca

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First Episode Appeared

On February 25th,1950, Sid Caesar appeared in the first episode of Your Show of Shows, initially the second half of the two-hour umbrella show

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