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Birth Name: Sid Caesar
Born: 09/08/1922
Birth Place: Yonkers, New York, USA

Born Isaac Sidney Caesar in Yonkers, NY on Sept. 8, 1922, he was the son of Max and Ida Caesar, Jewish immigrants who owned a 24-hour luncheonette. The restaurant was largely patronized by other European immigrants, and Caesar learned his astonishing gift for accent mimicry by listening to the customers speak while working there as a waiter. Caesar also developed his improvisational skills and knack for parody by performing skits in the family home based on then-current films like the silent-era's "Wings" (1927) with his brother, Dave. Caesar also spent hours studying his movie idols, Charlie Chaplin, Buster Keaton and W.C. Fields, who seamlessly blending physical comedy and pathos in the... Continue Bio >>

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