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Entertainer Sid Caesar jokes with photographers following a luncheon celebrating NBC's 75th anniversary in Hollywood, California, in this April 11, 2002 file photo. Caesar, a pioneer of American television sketch comedy as the star and creative force of "Your Show of Shows," during the 1950s, died on February 12, 2014 at age 91, according to his friend and former collaborator, Carl Reiner. REUTERS/Robert Galbraith/Files

Comic great Sid Caesar of “Your Show of Shows” dies at 91

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By Alex Dobuzinskis and Steve Gorman

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Sid Caesar, who pioneered TV sketch comedy during the 1950s as the star and creative force of "Your Show of Shows," a launch pad for the likes of Mel Brooks, Carl Reiner and Woody Allen and an inspiration to generations of comedians, died on Wednesday. He was 91.

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