He was also a saxophonist and author of several books, including two autobiographies in which he described his career and later struggle to overcome years of alcoholism and addiction to barbiturates.
Caesar was the youngest of three sons born to Jewish immigrants living in Yonkers, New York.
“It took a lot out of me,” he told me in a recent interview for the New York Post. Brooks, born and raised in Brooklyn, is one of the rare entertainers to earn an Oscar, Emmy, Grammy and Tony Award. His work has appeared in People, Us Weekly, The Toronto Star and other top publications.
Caesar was considered a "sketch comic" and actor, as opposed to a stand-up comedian.
He also relied more on body language, accents, and facial contortions than simply dialogue.
But I can handle that now.” Sean Daly is a veteran entertainment journalist.
Isaac Sidney "Sid" Caesar (September 8, 1922 – February 12, 2014) was an American comic actor and writer, best known for two pioneering 1950s live television series: Your Show of Shows, which was a 90-minute weekly show watched by 60 million people, and its successor, Caesar's Hour, both of which influenced later generations of comedians.
He soon returned to New York, where he became the opening act for Joe E. He reunited with Liebman, who guided his stage material and presentation.