Sid Caesar

In spite of a horrendous childhood, Lear developed the necessary elements for success. Yes, he's a talented writer, producer and executive. He is also a master salesman. As a mid-level development executive in his Embassy Productions, I witnessed the executive Lear in action.
Was he anti-Semitic, or racist in any way? In movies he created a character who was fresh and original. The 1930's romantic
I think the producers sometimes succumb to the emotion of the moment and don't stop to think that in honoring one in the manner they did for Williams it does a huge disservice to those who are shown for a second or so with an 8x10 glossy.
To every comedian who has ever given us hours of fun and laughter, I say a sincere thank you. You have given us a great gift, one that may add years to our lives.
Most SoCal residents are sedate, middle-class people with just a hint of craziness to them -- that quiet spark that drove them long ago to pack up and leave the East Coast/Midwest/Deep South to pursue their pot of gold right here in the Golden State. And this brings us to It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World.
Conan O'Brien spent most of his Tuesday show reminiscing with Mel Brooks about the legend that was Sid Caesar. When Caesar's
O'Toole and Caesar were larger than life personalities. Famous for their struggles with alcohol, they were willing to live life on their own terms -- even when the consequences caused them more grief than glory.
This was a big week in celebrity news. We take a look at some of the top stories, including the death of Shirley Temple, Sid Caesar, and Ralph Waite, and several racy photo shoots.
This week, comedian, writer and television pioneer Sid Caesar died at his home in Beverly Hills -- my old neighborhood. He was 91 years old. The countless tributes that have been running since Wednesday are a testament to the seismic impact Sid had on the entertainment industry. From his landmark TV program, "Your Show of Shows" -- which pretty much wrote the book on how to bring funny to television -- to the countless zany characters he embodied on nightclub stages across the country, Sid not only knew where the funny bone was, he was a sharpshooter in hitting it.
This week, comedian, writer and television pioneer Sid Caesar died at his home in Beverly Hills -- my old neighborhood. He was 91 years old. The countless tributes that have been running since Wednesday are a testament to the seismic impact Sid had on the entertainment industry. From his landmark TV program, "Your Show of Shows" -- which pretty much wrote the book on how to bring funny to television -- to the countless zany characters he embodied on nightclub stages across the country, Sid not only knew where the funny bone was, he was a sharpshooter in hitting it.