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Sid Caesar was a comedian and the creator of the classic Emmy Award-winning television variety program Your Show of Shows.
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The actor made another attempt to recapture his earlier TV success with The Sid Caesar Show in 1963, but the program failed to catch on with viewers.
In the 1970s and '80s, Caesar made a number of TV and film appearances. He took on small parts in such popular movies as the disaster drama Airport 1975 and the 1978 musical Grease, starring John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John. Caesar also had a memorable turn as a caveman in the Mel Brooks comedy History of the World: Part I (1981).
Long plagued by personal demons, Caesar shared details of his struggles and his recovery in his 1983 autobiography, Where Have I Been?. Two years later, he was inducted into the Television Hall of Fame.
In 2003, Caesar reflected on his career in the book Caesar's Hours: My Life in Comedy, with Love and Laughter, which he co-wrote with Eddy Friedfeld. In 2012, he appeared in the documentary Lunch, a film chronicling a weekly get-together between Caesar and some of Hollywood's TV veterans, including Monty Hall from the long-running game show Let's Make a Deal and announcer Gary Owens.
Following a brief illness, Sid Caesar died on February 12, 2014, at the age of 91, in Beverly Hills, California.
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