Caesar, Sid, 1922-2014

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Actor and comedian.

From the description of Sid Caesar papers, 1950-1963. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70983146

Biographical Note

  • 1922, Sept. 8: Born, Yonkers, N.Y.
  • 1939 - 1942 : New York City Catskills, N.Y. Catskill Catskill Creek WQKZ-FM (Catskill) Catskill Avenue Elementary School Catskill Catskill Post Office (historical) Catskill Aqueduct Catskill State Park Catskill Park Catskill Mountain Christian Center Catskill Corners Shopping Center Catskill Elementary School Catskill Marina Catskill Village Cemetery Catskill State Park Catskill Hose Company Number 1 Catskill Municipal Building Catskill Methodist Church Catskill Village Wastewater Treatment Plant Town of Catskill Catskill Regional Medical Center Catskill Village Fire Department Catskill Residence Hall Played saxophone in small bands and orchestras in New York City and at resorts in the Catskills, N.Y.
  • 1942 - 1945 : Served in Coast Guard, stationed at Brooklyn Barracks, N.Y.; toured in Coast Guard show, "Tars and Spars"
  • 1943: Married Florence Levy
  • 1946: Appeared in motion picture Tars and Spars
  • 1947: Toured nightclubs and theaters as a comedian
  • 1948: Appeared in Broadway review Make Mine Manhattan
  • 1949: Television series "Admiral Broadway Revue"
  • 1950 - 1954 : Television series "Your Show of Shows," originally part of NBC's "Saturday Night Revue"
  • 1954 - 1957 : Television series "Caesar's Hour"
  • 1958: Television series "Sid Caesar Invites You"
  • 1962 - 1963 : Star of Neil Simon's Broadway musical, Little Me Appeared in motion picture, It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World Television series "As Caesar Sees It"
  • 1966: Filmed motion picture The Busy Body
  • 1967: Television special "The Sid Caesar, Imogene Coca,Carl Reiner,Howard Morris Special"
  • 1973: Motion picture Ten From Your Show of Shows released
  • 1975: Filmed motion picture Barnaby and Me
  • 1976: Appeared in motion picture Silent Movie
  • 1978: Appeared in motion picture Grease
  • 1979: Filmed motion picture The Fiendish Plot of Dr. Fu Manchu
  • 1981: Appeared in motion picture History of the World, Part I
  • 1982: Published, with Bill Davidson, autobiography, Where Have I Been? (New York: Crown Publishers. 280 pp.)
  • 1987: Appeared in opera Die Fledermaus

From the guide to the Sid Caesar Papers, 1950-1963, (Manuscript Division Library of Congress)

Archival Resources
Role Title Holding Repository
referencedIn Sid Caesar collection, [19--?-ongoing]. Museum of Performance & Design
creatorOf Sid Caesar Papers, 1950-1963 Manuscript Division, Library of Congress
referencedIn Abe Burrows collection of sound recordings [sound recording] The New York Public Library. Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound.
referencedIn American Vaudeville Museum collection, 1845-2007, (bulk 1910-1940) University of Arizona Libraries, Special Collections
referencedIn Liebman, Max. Max Liebman papers, 1903-1981. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Ambassador Auditorium Collection, 1974-1995 Archive of Recorded Sound, Stanford University Libraries
referencedIn Gypsy Rose Lee papers, 1910-1970 The New York Public Library. Billy Rose Theatre Division.
referencedIn Paramount Pictures, Inc., Collection. 1951 - 1951. Motion Picture Newsreel Films. 10/1941 - 3/1957. PARAMOUNT NEWS [SEPT. 19]
referencedIn The, Daily Worker, and, The Daily World, Photographs Collection, Bulk, 1930-1990, 1920-2001 Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archive
creatorOf Caesar, Sid, 1922-. Sid Caesar papers, 1950-1963. Library of Congress
referencedIn Max Liebman papers, 1903-1981 The New York Public Library. Billy Rose Theatre Division.
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Direct Relationships
Relation Name
associatedWith American Museum of Vaudeville corporateBody
associatedWith Blair, Janet. person
associatedWith Blair, Janet. person
associatedWith Brooks, Mel, 1926- person
associatedWith Burrows, Abe, 1910-1985 person
associatedWith Coca, Imogene. person
associatedWith Communist Party of the United States of America. corporateBody
associatedWith Cullen, Frank, 1936- person
associatedWith Diamond, Selma. person
associatedWith Fabray, Nanette. person
associatedWith Fabray, Nanette. person
associatedWith Gelbart, Larry. person
associatedWith Gelbart, Larry. person
associatedWith Kallen, Lucille. person
associatedWith Keller, Sheldon. person
associatedWith Keller, Sheldon. person
associatedWith Lee, Gypsy Rose, 1914-1970 person
associatedWith Liebman, Max. person
associatedWith McNeilly, Donald, 1945- person
associatedWith Morris, Howard, 1919- person
associatedWith Reiner, Carl, 1922- person
associatedWith Simon, Neil. person
associatedWith Stewart, Michael, 1929-1987. person
associatedWith Tolkin, Mel. person
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Subject
Television scripts
Television--Production and direction
Occupation
Actors
Comedians
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Birth 1922-09-08

Death 2014-02-12

Americans

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