Sid Caesar, a pioneer of early television comedy, died Wed. Feb. 12 at the age of 91. Your Show of Shows, which aired on NBC from 1950 to 1954, was the development vehicle for some of the greatest TV writers of the generation
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Actor Sid Caesar poses for a photo at his home Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2005, in Beverly Hills, Calif.
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Legendary comedian Sid Caesar accepts the TV Land Pioneer award presented by friend and comedian Billy Crystal during a taping of the TV Land awards in Santa Monica, California, March 19, 2006.
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This 13 September 1998 file photo shows comedians Milton Berle and Sid Caesar (R) at the 50th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles.
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Entertainer Sid Caesar jokes with photographers following a luncheon celebrating NBC's 75th anniversary in Hollywood, California, in this April 11, 2002 file photo.
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This July 12, 2005 file photo shows comedians Sid Caesar, left, and Red Buttons at the Television Critics Association PBS Press Tour in Beverly Hills, Calif.
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This April 1, 2002 file photo shows comedian Sid Caesar as he arrives for a ceremony honoring comedian Milton Berle at Hillside Memorial Park and Mortuary in Los Angeles.
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This June 18, 1990 file photo shows comedians Sid Caesar, left, and Imogene Coca in New York for the Museum of Broadcasting's first annual "Salute to Television."
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This June 11, 1982 file photo shows Sid Caesar, left, and Imogene Coca practicing their soft-shoe routine during a dress rehearsal in Boston for the Boston Opera Company's production "Orpheus."
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This May 18, 1988 file photo shows Imogene Coca, right, and Sid Caesar after Coca won the female Life Achievement in Comedy award at the American Comedy Awards in Los Angeles.
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Sid Caesar, of "Your Show of Shows," arrives at NBC's 75th anniversary celebration, Sunday, May 5, 2002, at New York's Rockefeller Center.
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Comedians Milton Berle, Bob Hope, and Sid Caesar wave from the stage during the 50th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles.
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Legendary comedian Milton Berle is seen in this April 17, 1997 file photo in Los Angeles with Sid Caesar. Both men were icons of the early days of comedy on United States television.
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Comedian Sid Caesar poses with an enlarged TV Guide cover featuring a photograph of Caesar, at a reception at the Museum of Television and Radio in Beverly Hills in his September 16, 1998 file photo. Caesar, whose "Your Show of Shows" was a household name during its run from 1950 to 1954, recalls being amazed and profoundly moved when he received a 15-minute standing ovation during his recent appearance on Drew Carey's improvisational series "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" on ABC.
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Comedian Sid Caesar with his wife Florence at the Pierre Hotel in New York, November 3, 2003.
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In this undated file photo originally provided by NBC, Sid Caesar, left, and Imogene Coca are shown in a scene from "Your Show of Shows."
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Imogene Coca and Sid Caesar are shown in an undated NBC-TV handout from the musical extravaganza, "Your Show of Shows," which aired Sept. 12, 1953.