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Comedy Legend Sid Caesar Dies At 91

February 12th, 2014 10:01pm EST
Comedy Legend Sid Caesar Dies At 91
U.S. comedy veteran Sid Caesar has died at the age of 91.

The TV icon's friend and collaborator Carl Reiner and biographer Eddy Friedfeld confirmed the sad news on Wednesday.

Caesar starred on beloved 1950s TV variety show Your Show of Shows and went on to host Caesar's Hour, and he also appeared in films like It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World, Airport, Silent Movie and Grease.

Flowers will be placed on his Walk of Fame star in Hollywood on Wednesday afternoon.

Newsman Larry King was among the first celebrities to pay tribute to Caesar on his Twitter.com page on Wednesday. He wrote, "Sorr...
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Sid Caesar's Comedy Pals Lead Tributes To Late Star

February 12th, 2014 8:30pm EST
Sid Caesar's Comedy Pals Lead Tributes To Late Star
Sid Caesar's comedy co-horts Carl Reiner, Mel Brooks and Woody Allen are leading the tributes to the veteran funnyman following his death on Wednesday at the age of 91.

The TV icon was the star of beloved 1950s variety program "Your Show of Shows," performing alongside Reiner and acting out sketches co-written by Brooks, and now his colleagues are mourning his loss.

In a statement issued to The Hollywood Reporter, Reiner writes, "Inarguably he was the greatest single monologist and skit comedian we ever had. Television owes him a debt of gratitude for his pioneering work and the great sho...
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'Grease' Is The Word: Celebrating The Iconic Film's 30th Anniversary

June 16th, 2008 11:01am EDT
Grease
It opened on June 16, 1978: Grease, the Paramount movie musical about one school year at fictional Rydell High, was a phenomenon from the start, taking in $12.7 million dollars domestically in its opening weekend (more than double its production costs) and going on to gross $380 million worldwide.

Danny: Oh, bite the weenie, Riz.

Rizzo: With relish.

30 years have passed since "Grease" debuted in theatres yet the film itself remains as fresh, relevant and relatable as ever: Whether a baby-boomer or a Millennial, in the halls of old Rydell, we are all 17 again. Based on the orig...
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Celebrity Birthdays, September 8

September 8th, 2007 3:00am EDT
Pink
Happy Birthday to "Home Improvement" actor Jonathan Taylor Thomas (1981), pop star Pink (1979), Keane drummer Richard Hughes (1975), actor David Arquette (1971), model/tv host Brooke Burke (1971), musician Neko Case (1970), solo artist and former 'til Tuesday singer Aimee Mann (1960), "The Fall Guy" actress Heather Thomas (1957), The Cars guitarist Benjamin Orr (1947; d. 2000), the Grateful Dead's original keyboardist Ron "Pigpen" McKernan (1945), The Association bassist Brian Cole (1942; d. 1972), country legend Patsy Cline (1932; d. 1963), "The Pink Panther" series star Peter Sellers (192...
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Celebrity Birthdays, September 8

September 8th, 2006 3:00am EDT
Pink
Happy Birthday to "Home Improvement" actor Jonathan Taylor Thomas (1981), pop star Pink (1979), Keane drummer Richard Hughes (1975), actor David Arquette (1971), model/tv host Brooke Burke (1971), musician Neko Case (1970), solo artist and former 'til Tuesday singer Aimee Mann (1960), "The Fall Guy" actress Heather Thomas (1957), The Cars guitarist Benjamin Orr (1947; d. 2000), the Grateful Dead's original keyboardist Ron "Pigpen" McKernan (1945), The Association bassist Brian Cole (1942; d. 1972), country legend Patsy Cline (1932; d. 1963), "The Pink Panther" series star Peter Sellers (192...
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