Caesar's Hours: My Life in Comedy, with Love and Laughter

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Thorndike Press, Mar 1, 2004 - Biography & Autobiography - 528 pages
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The legendary television star tells the backstage stories of the classic comedy of Your Show of Shows, Caesar's Hour, and other landmark programs.

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Fascinating biography of one of the great funny men of early television. While I've always known about Sid Caesar, his hayday on television was over within a year of my birth so there is a lot I didn ... Read full review

Caesar's hours: my life in comedy, with love and laughter

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Sid Caesar's genius for satire ushered in the golden age of television in the 1950s and 1960s and inspired sketch comedy shows like Monty Python's Flying Circus and Saturday Night Live. Here, the ... Read full review

Contents

Introduction by Larry Gelbart
9
Portrait of the Comedian
21
A Yonkers Childhood
27
Copyright

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About the author (2004)

Sid Caesar was born in Yonkers, New York, in 1922 and began his career in comedy while a musician in the Catskills. He was a film and stage star by his mid-twenties, and in 1950 came the debut of "Your Show of Shows," followed later in the decade by "Caesar's Hour." Caesar has also starred in numerous Broadway shows and Hollywood movies. He lives in Beverly Hills, California. Eddy Friedfeld is an entertainment journalist and film critic. He lives in New York City.

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