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Birth Name: Imogene Coca
Born: 11/18/1908
Birth Place: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Death Place: Westport, Connecticut, USA
Died: 06/02/2001

Indeed, Coca made her TV debut in 1948 in a short-lived ABC variety show called "Buzzy Wuzzy". The next year, she was hired for the "Admiral Broadway Revue" (NBC and Dumont), in whose cast was a revue artist and comedian named Sid Caesar. The next year, Max Liebman teamed Caesar and Coca in "Your Show of Shows" (NBC) which became the TV sketch comedy show against which all further shows would find themselves judged. When Caesar decided he wanted to change the cast in 1954, Coca was slotted into her own comedy-variety series which tried to blend sitcom elements, but failed. By 1958, she was back with Caesar, but the audience had moved on. In the 60s, Coca tried more conventional sitcoms, firs... Continue Bio >>

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