TV pioneer Sid Caesar died yesterday at his home in Los Angeles. Caesar was best known for the breakthrough sketch comedy series “Your Show of Shows,” which ran from 1950 to 1954. One of his trademarks was “double talk”; he could mimic the sound and patter of just about any language, even though he was actually speaking nonsense. Caesar nurtured the careers of some of the best comic writers of his generation. Among the writers on Your Show of Shows were Mel Brooks, Woody Allen and playwright Neil Simon. He is also the only honorary cast member of Saturday Night Live. Sid Caesar was 91.
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