Sid Caesar the Curtain Closes on a Comedy Giant

Truly one the greatest of the greats. I remember “The Show of Shows” when I was a kid. From that show came more giants — Mel Brooks, Carl Reiner, Woody Allen — to name a few.

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Sid Caesar the Curtain Closes on a Comedy Giant

Sid Caesar is dead at 91 and the curtain has softly closed on a comedy giant. Although giant is perhaps not a large enough term to refer to a legendary figure who, through his live comedy programs, seemed to have invented the forerunner to the TV sitcom. The comic, and comedic genius, had been ill for a year before his death on Wednesday February 12. Stars and other comic icons have come forward to speak of their sorrow at the trial blazer’s death and also to talk of his ability to connect with audiences in a way that made them “roar with laughter.”

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  1. I don’t mourn for people who have lived a full and good life … but I do mourn the passing of greatness and of an amazing generation who gave us so much.

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  2. Do I Like this one? No…in the sense I hated to hear the news. 91 though…long life. Pretty soon all of the greats we once knew will all be gone. Generations come, generations go. Sure wish time would slow down a bit.

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