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Sid Caesar is a Actor American born on 8 september 1922 at Yonkers (USA)

Sid Caesar

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Birth name Isaac Sidney Caesar
Nationality USA
Birth 8 september 1922 at Yonkers (USA)
Death 12 february 2014 (at 91 years) at Beverly Hills (USA)

Isaac Sidney "Sid" Caesar (September 8, 1922 – February 12, 2014) was an American comic actor and writer, best known for the pioneering 1950s live television series Your Show of Shows, 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 also acted in movies; he played Coach Calhoun in Grease (1978) and its sequel Grease 2 (1982), and appeared in the films It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World (1963), Silent Movie (1976), History of the World, Part I (1981), and Cannonball Run II (1984).

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. Unlike the slapstick comedy, which was standard on TV, his style was considered "avant garde" in the 1950s. He conjured up ideas and scenes, and used writers to flesh out the concept and create the dialogue. Among the writers who wrote for Caesar early in their careers were Mel Brooks, Neil Simon, Larry Gelbart, Carl Reiner, Michael Stewart, Mel Tolkin and Woody Allen. "Sid's was the show to which all comedy writers aspired. It was the place to be," said Steve Allen.

His TV shows' subjects included satires of real life events and people—and parodies of popular film genres, theater, television shows, and opera. But unlike other comedy shows at the time, the dialogue was considered sharper, funnier and more adult-oriented. He was "...best known as one of the most intelligent and provocative innovators of television comedy," who some critics called television's Charlie Chaplin, and The New York Times refers to as the "...comedian of comedians from TV's early days."

Honored in numerous ways over 60 years, he was nominated for 11 Emmy Awards, winning twice. 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.

Biography

Issac Sydney "Sid" Caesar est un juif polonais du quartier de Yonkers, à New York.

Son nom Caesar lui a été donné enfant lors de son arrivée en bateau à Ellis Island.

Ses parents Max et Ida tiennent un restaurant ouvert 24/24 dans le Bronx.

C'est en observant les clients du restaurant et les étrangers de passage que Sid étudie leurs gestes et mimiques et leur façon de parler. Sid est capable de très vite de parler avec n'importe quel accent: italien, français, espagnol, ou bulgare.

À 14 ans, Sid donne des représentations de ses premiers sketchs.

Best films

It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World (1963)
(Actor)
Silent Movie (1976)
(Actor)

Usually with

Mel Brooks
Mel Brooks
(2 films)
Dom DeLuise
Dom DeLuise
(5 films)
Allan Carr
Allan Carr
(2 films)
Mark Hamill
Mark Hamill
(1 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Sid Caesar (25 films)

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Actor

Comic Book: The Movie, 1h46
Directed by Mark Hamill
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Comedy, Fantasy, Action, Adventure
Themes Superhero films
Actors Donna D'Errico, Mark Hamill, Jess Harnell, Billy West, Roger Rose, Bruce Campbell
Roles Old Army Buddy
Rating59% 2.952212.952212.952212.952212.95221
The story revolves around comic book fan Don Swan and his battle against a fictional film studio which is about to announce a film based on his favorite superhero, Commander Courage.
Vegas Vacation, 1h33
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Themes Films about families, Transport films, Road movies
Actors Chevy Chase, Beverly D'Angelo, Ethan Embry, Marisol Nichols, Randy Quaid, Miriam Flynn
Roles Mr Ellis
Rating60% 3.00053.00053.00053.00053.0005
At work, Clark Griswold (Chevy Chase) has invented a long life food preservative, earning him a large bonus check. Clark announces to his family that he is taking them on vacation. Enthusiasm wanes, however, when Clark says they are headed to Las Vegas, Nevada. His wife, Ellen (Beverly D'Angelo) and teenage daughter, Audrey (Marisol Nichols) have their doubts, as Las Vegas is not known for its family-friendly atmosphere, while teenage son Rusty (Ethan Embry) appears to be more eager. Upon travelling to Vegas, they run into the "woman in the Ferrari" (Christie Brinkley) who appeared in the first film. Clark is the only one who sees her, but then notices that she now has a child.
The Great Mom Swap, 2h
Directed by Jonathan Prince
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Actors Mary Kate Schellhardt, Hillary Tuck, Shelley Fabares, Valerie Harper, Sid Caesar, Robert Clohessy
Roles Papa Tognetti
Rating69% 3.4856953.4856953.4856953.4856953.485695
Terri Venessi (Mary Kate Schellhardt), a local deli girl, always seems to be at odds with the cheerleading captain, Karen Ridgeway (Hillary Tuck). One day their pranks on each other go too far and the school has to close as a result. The girls have to perform community service. A juvenile counselor tells them that the girls should switch lives for a while to experience the other girl's life. The counselor also notices that both mothers act the same way toward each other.
Stoogemania, 1h23
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Themes Buddy films
Actors Josh Mostel, Melanie Chartoff, Sid Caesar, Paul "Mousie" Garner, Joshua John Miller, Mark Holton
Roles Doctor Fixyer Mindyer
Rating38% 1.9252251.9252251.9252251.9252251.925225
The film centers on Howard F. Howard (Josh Mostel), a casual Three Stooges fan. He is engaged to his girlfriend (Melanie Chartoff), and life seems to be going well. More recently, he has been starting to see the Stooges wherever he goes. To save his life and his relationship, he seeks the help of a renowned Stooge psychologist (Sid Caesar). Unfortunately for him, this is a very serious epidemic which has apparently swept the nation. The doctor gives him medicine, which unfortunately are the wrong ones and are in fact sleeping pills.
Alice in Wonderland, 3h7
Directed by Harry Harris
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Fantastic, Fantasy
Themes Films based on Alice in Wonderland, Children's films
Actors Natalie Gregory, Red Buttons, Anthony Newley, Sheila Mathews Allen, Jayne Meadows, Carol Channing
Roles The Gryphon
Rating78% 3.9289253.9289253.9289253.9289253.928925
The first part opens with Alice (Natalie Gregory) helping Mother (Sheilla Allen) set the table for tea time. Although thankful for her daughter's help, Mother tells Alice that she is still not grown-up enough to join the adults at tea. Alice goes outside to see her sister (played by Gregory's real-life older sister Sharee Gregory), but gets bored of reading a book with no pictures. Her sister tells her that she will understand when she grows up, but Alice thinks she is already grown up (after all, she's seven and a half).
Cannonball Run II, 1h48
Directed by Hal Needham
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Action, Adventure
Themes Sports films, Transport films, Films about automobiles, Martial arts films, Auto racing films, Road movies
Actors Burt Reynolds, Dom DeLuise, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr., Jamie Farr, Telly Savalas
Roles Fisherman #2
Rating51% 2.5533152.5533152.5533152.5533152.553315
Having lost the first Cannonball Run race, Sheik Abdul ben Falafel (Jamie Farr) is ordered by his father (Ricardo Montalban) to go back to America and win another Cannonball Run in order to "emblazon the Falafel name as the fastest in the world." When Sheik Abdul points out that there is no Cannonball Run that year, his father simply tells him to "buy one."
Over the Brooklyn Bridge, 1h46
Directed by Menahem Golan
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Romance
Themes Films about religion, Films about Jews and Judaism
Actors Elliott Gould, Margaux Hemingway, Sid Caesar, Burt Young, Shelley Winters, Carol Kane
Roles Uncle Benjamin
Rating57% 2.8526452.8526452.8526452.8526452.852645
Alby Sherman is a Jewish man whose father died when he was young. He and his mother run a candy store in Brooklyn, but Alby dreams of opening his own restaurant in Manhattan, a project which will be very expensive. Finding the perfect location, a restaurant whose owner is moving to another location, he asks his wealthy Uncle Benjamin to lend him the money. His uncle imposes an odious requirement of him: Alby will receive the investment money he needs but only if he leaves his blond "shikse" Catholic girlfriend and gets married to a "nice Jewish girl".
Grease 2
Grease 2 (1982)
, 1h55
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Musical theatre, Romantic comedy, Musical, Romance
Themes Dance films, Films about education, Films about music and musicians, Musical films, Gangster films
Actors Maxwell Caulfield, Michelle Pfeiffer, Adrian Zmed, Lorna Luft, Maureen Teefy, Pamela Adlon
Roles Coach Calhoun
Rating44% 2.205812.205812.205812.205812.20581
It is 1961, two years after the original Grease film. The first day of school has arrived and the T-Birds and the Pink Ladies dance and sing as they enter the school ("Back to School Again"). The Pink Ladies are now led by Stephanie Zinone (Michelle Pfeiffer), who feels she has "outgrown" her relationship with the arrogant and rather immature leader of the T-Birds, Johnny Nogerelli (Adrian Zmed).
History of the World: Part I, 1h32
Directed by Mel Brooks, Brian W. Cook
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Musical theatre, Musical
Themes Films set in Africa, La préhistoire, Films about religion, Musical films, Portrayals of Jesus in film, Children's films, Histoire de France, French Revolution films
Actors Dom DeLuise, Madeline Kahn, Cloris Leachman, Mel Brooks, Harvey Korman, Gregory Hines
Roles Chief Caveman
Rating68% 3.4492853.4492853.4492853.4492853.449285
The film is a parody of the historical spectacular film genre anthology, including the sword and sandal epic and the period costume drama subgenres. The four main segments consist of stories set during the Stone Age, the Roman Empire, the Spanish Inquisition, and the French Revolution. Other intermediate skits include reenactments of the giving of the Ten Commandments and the Last Supper.
The Munsters' Revenge, 1h36
Directed by Don Weis
Origin USA
Genres Fantastic, Comedy
Themes Films about animals, Films about magic and magicians, Wolves in film, Frankenstein films, Werewolves in film, Vampires in film, Comedy horror films, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors Fred Gwynne, Al Lewis, Yvonne De Carlo, K. C. Martel, Bob Hastings, Herb Voland
Roles Dr. Dustin Diablo
Rating61% 3.0500653.0500653.0500653.0500653.050065
The film begins with the Munster family making a visit to the wax museum. They take a picture of themselves standing next to their wax replicas. When the family leaves, the statues in the museum (which are actually robots) mysteriously come to life and begin wreaking havoc across the city. Herman and Grandpa are then arrested for various crimes they did not commit and try to clear their names in time for the Halloween celebration at the Munster home.
The Fiendish Plot of Dr. Fu Manchu, 1h48
Directed by Peter Sellers, Richard Quiney, Piers Haggard
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Horror
Actors Peter Sellers, Helen Mirren, David Tomlinson, Sid Caesar, Simon Williams, John Sharp
Roles Joe Capone
Rating51% 2.553442.553442.553442.553442.55344
The opening titles announce it is set "possibly around 1933." The story concerns the 168-year-old Fu Manchu, who must duplicate the ingredients to the elixir vitae (which gives him extended life) after the original is accidentally destroyed by one of Fu's minions.
Grease
Grease (1978)
, 1h50
Directed by Randal Kleiser
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Musical theatre, Romantic comedy, Musical, Romance
Themes Dance films, Films about education, Films about music and musicians, Théâtre, Musical films, Films based on plays, Films based on musicals, Gangster films
Actors John Travolta, Olivia Newton-John, Stockard Channing, Jeff Conaway, Barry Pearl, Michael Tucci
Roles Coach Calhoun
Rating72% 3.602183.602183.602183.602183.60218
In the summer of 1958, Sandy Olsson (Olivia Newton-John) meets local boy Danny Zuko (John Travolta) at the beach while on vacation and they soon fall in love. As the summer comes to an end, Sandy worries about returning home to Australia and never seeing Danny again, but he assures her that it is only the beginning for them.
The Cheap Detective, 1h32
Directed by Robert Moore
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Comedy, Comedy thriller, Crime
Actors Peter Falk, Madeline Kahn, Dom DeLuise, Louise Fletcher, Ann-Margret, Eileen Brennan
Roles Ezra Dezire
Rating64% 3.2488653.2488653.2488653.2488653.248865
Lou Peckinpaugh (Peter Falk), a bumbling San Francisco private detective, tries to prove himself innocent of his partner's murder while helping a bizarre array of characters recover a lost treasure. The film spoofs Casablanca, The Maltese Falcon, Chinatown, and To Have and Have Not. The scene in the restaurant with Peckinpaugh and Pepe Damascus mocks the opening scene of The Big Sleep.