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Sid Caesar dies at the age of 91

Actor Sid Caesar poses backstage at the 2006 TV Land Awards at the Barker Hangar on March 19, 2006 in Santa Monica, California.
Actor Sid Caesar poses backstage at the 2006 TV Land Awards at the Barker Hangar on March 19, 2006 in Santa Monica, California.
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Sid Caesar passed away, according to a Feb. 12 report. He was 91 years old, according to a CNN report.

Caesar is best known as the actor of classic programs like "Your Show of Shows" and "Caesar's Hour." Caesar's comedy hour helped defined the "Golden Aged of Television" during the 1950s.

Caesar was most famous for "Your Show of Shows." It lasted until 1950. He then moved onto "Caesar's Hour," which was a variety hour that included music, sketches and situational comedy. It was unlike anything else that was on television at the time.

The actor also appeared in a variety of films. His resume includes "It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World," (1963), "Airport 1975" (1974) and "Grease" (1978).

A friend of the family confirmed that the cause of death is not known. Caesar has reportedly had respiratory problems and other health problems over the past few years.

Co-star Mel Brooks visited Sid Caesar last night to say his final goodbyes, Rudy De Luca told CNN.