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  • FILE - In this May 5, 2002 file photo, Sid Caesar, of "Your Show of Shows," arrives at NBC's 75th anniversary celebration in New York. Caesar, whose sketches lit up 1950s television with zany humor, died Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014. He was 91.  (AP Photo/Ron Frehm, File)

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  • FILE - In this May 5, 2002 file photo, Sid Caesar, of "Your Show of Shows," arrives at NBC's 75th anniversary celebration in New York. Caesar, whose sketches lit up 1950s television with zany humor, died Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014. He was 91.  (AP Photo/Ron Frehm, File)

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    In his two most important shows, "Your Show of Shows," 1950-54, and "Caesar's Hour," 1954-57, Caesar displayed remarkable skill in pantomime, satire, mimicry, dialect and sketch comedy.

  • **FILE** Richard Griffiths of "The History Boys" poses for a picture with his Tony for Best Performance by a Leading Actor in Play at the 60th Annual Tony Awards in New York on June 11, 2006 file photo in New York. (Associated Press)

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