Sid Caesar, star of 'Your Show of Shows,' dies at 91
Sid Caesar, a TV comedy legend known for "Your Show of Shows," has died at the age of 91.
Caesar's daughter, Karen Caesar, confirmed the news on Wednesday, Feb. 12. A spokesperson for the family told The Associated Press the comedian died early Wednesday.
He is likely best known for starring in "Your Show of Shows" and "Caesar's Hour."
"Sorry to learn about the passing of Sid Caesar-a dear friend, a comic genius & an American classic- there will never be another one like him," Larry King tweeted on Wednesday.
Caesar also played Coach Calhoun in "Grease" and in the sequel "Grease 2." He also had a role in the 1997 movie "Vegas Vacation."
The comedian won two Primetime Emmy awards during his career: one for Best Actor in 1952 and one for Best Continuing Performance by a Comedian in a Series in 1957. He was nominated for a total of 10 Emmys. Caesar was honored with a Pioneer Award during the TV Land Awards in 2006 and he earned a Career Achievement Award in 2001 from the Television Critics Association Awards.
The comedian was also honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 1960.
Carl Reiner, a Hollywood legend who was a longtime friend of Caesar and who frequently collaborated with the comedy star, spoke to ABC News about the comedian's death.
"He was the master of double talk," Reiner said. "Pantomime, whatever, he could do it all."
He later added "I'll miss going to lunch, reminiscing, those things."