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Sid Caesar

7 September 1922 to 12 February 2014

A legendary American comedian whose variety programmes Your Show Of Shows (1950-1954) and Caesar’s Hour (1945-1957) inspired and gave breaks to a generation of comedians including Woody Allen, Carl Reiner and Mel Brooks. His film credits included Brooks’ Silent Movie (1976) and the role of Coach Calhoun in Grease (1978)

- Read Sid Caesar's Guardian obituary here