Sid Caesar - Famous Saxophonist

Sid Caesar Net Worth


Sid Caesar, the famous American comedian and actor, had a net worth of $10 million. Known for hosting pioneering television programs such as ‘Your Show of Shows’ and ‘Caesar’s Hour’, Sid Caesar left a lasting impact on the comedy industry. He was not only a talented performer, but also a mentor to some of today’s most famous comedy writers and directors.

Key facts:

  • Sid Caesar hosted two pioneering television programs, 'Your Show of Shows' and 'Caesar's Hour'.
  • 'Your Show of Shows' aired 139 episodes between 195 and 1954 and Sid earned $400 per week ($38,000 per week after inflation).
  • Caesar's Hour ran three seasons from 1954 to 1957.
  • Sid Caesar was nominated for 11 Emmys during his career, receiving at least one nomination every year from 1951 to 1958.
  • Sid Caesar won two Emmy Awards, with his first win in 1952 for Best Actor.
  • Sid Caesar received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 196.
  • He was nominated for a Tony Award in 1963 for Best Leading Actor in a Musical for his role in the play 'Little Me'.
  • Sid Caesar mentored famous comedy writers and directors such as Woody Allen, Mel Brooks, Carl Reiner, and Neil Simon.
  • Sid Caesar appeared in the movie 'Vegas Vacation', playing the character of a down-on-his-luck gambler who dies at the end of the film. (I won da money!)

Basic Information About Sid Caesar

CategoryCelebrities β€Ί Comedians
ProfessionsComedian, Actor, Writer, Musician, Saxophonist, Composer, Author, Television producer
Net worth$10,000,000
Date of birth1922-09-08
Place of birthYonkers
Date of death2014-02-12 (aged 91)
NationalityUnited States of America
Curiosities and TrademarksComedy acts involving ordinary people in unrealistic situations
SpouseFlorence Caesar - (17 JulyΒ 1943 - 3 MarchΒ 2010)Β (her death)Β (3 children)
Height6 ft 1 in (1.87 m)
Social Mediaβ†—οΈŽ Wikipedia β†—οΈŽ IMDb

What Movie Awards did Sid Caesar win?


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Sid Caesar awards

Award Name State Movie / Series Name Year
Primetime Emmy - Outstanding Technical Direction and Electronic Camerawork for a SeriesWinnerSaturday Night Live1983
Primetime Emmy - Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy SeriesNomineeLove & War1995

Sid Caesar roles

Movie / Series Role
It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad WorldMelville Crump
GreaseCoach Calhoun
Grease 2Coach Calhoun
Vegas VacationOld Guy
History of the World: Part IChief Caveman
Airport 1975Barney
Cannonball Run IIFisherman #2
Silent MovieStudio Chief
The Lucy ShowSelf 1 episode, 1968
Sesame StreetSelf / ... 3 episodes, 1985-1988
That GirlMarty Nickels 1 episode, 1968
Saturday Night LiveSelf - Host 1 episode, 1983
Life with LouieMarty Kazoo 1 episode, 1997
Matt HoustonPrince Sergei Polansky 1 episode, 1982
Love, American StyleBert (segment "Love and the Bowling Ball") / ... 2 episodes, 1969-1971
The Love BoatBert Multon / ... 2 episodes, 1978-1984
Love & WarMr. Stein 1 episode, 1995
The Carol Burnett ShowSelf 4 episodes, 1967-1968
Amazing StoriesLou Bundles 1 episode, 1985
Mad About YouUncle Harold 1 episode, 1997
Whose Line Is It Anyway?Self 1 episode, 2001
The Dick Cavett ShowSelf 1 episode, 1971
Laugh-InGuest Performer 1 episode, 1969
Late Night with Conan O'BrienSelf - Guest 1 episode, 1993

Sid Caesar's Movie/Shows Salary

Movie / Series Salary
Your Show of ShowsΒ (1950)$5,000 /week

Sid Caesar's Quotes

  • After all those years of doing a live, hour-and-a-half show every week, I've got nothing more I need to prove.
  • The things I see now on TV and in movies are so outlandish. Kids doing rude things with pies! And the language that they use! It's being outrageous for the sake of being outrageous. I can't watch it. It turns me off.
  • The trouble with telling a good story is that it invariably reminds the other fellow of a dull one.
  • When I did comedy I made fun of myself. If there was a buffoon, I played the buffoon. And people looked at me and said, "Gee, that's like Uncle David", or "That's like a friend of mine.". And they related through that. I didn't make fun of them. I made fun of me.

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Interesting Facts about Sid Caesar

  1. Studied saxophone at the Julliard School of Music before becoming an actor.
  2. Voted the United States' Best Comedian by Motion Picture Daily's TV poll in 1951 and 1952.
  3. Also won Best Comedy Team (with Imogene Coca) in 1953.
  4. Received the Sylvania Award in 1958 for his work in television.
  5. Biography in: "Who's Who in Comedy" by Ronald L. Smith. Pg. 84-86. New York: Facts on File, 1992. ISBN 0816023387
  6. His children are Michele ("Shelly"), Rick (born February 18, 1952) and Karen (born in 1956).
  7. His son Rick Caesar attended Yale University.
  8. Was nominated for Broadway's 1963 Tony Award as Best Actor (Musical) for "Little Me".
  9. Best remembered on Your Show of Shows (1950) and the movies Grease (1978) and Grease 2 (1982).
  10. He was assigned as a musician in the Coast Guard, taking part in the service show "Tars and Spars", where producer Max Liebman overheard him improvising comedy routines among the band members, and switched him over to comedy. Sid later made his film debut in the adaptation of his stage hit, Tars and Spars (1946).
  11. He gave up alcohol "cold turkey". His autobiography, "Where Have I Been", published in 1983 and his second book, "Caesar's Hours", both chronicle his struggle to overcome alcoholism and barbiturates.
  12. In his book "Caesar's Hours", he describes the essence of his comedy as "working both sides of the street", the deliberate blending of comedy and pathos. His idols were Charles Chaplin, Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Buster Keaton and W.C. Fields.
  13. Caesar's appearance in his first series The Admiral Broadway Revue (1949) with Imogene Coca was a huge hit with television audiences. Simultaneously broadcast on NBC and the Dumont network, its sponsor, Admiral Corporation, an appliance company, could not keep up with the demand for its new television sets, so the show was canceled on account of its runaway success.
  14. Made his Broadway debut performing in the 1948 revue "Make Mine Manhattan", which featured "The Five Dollar Date", one of Sid's first original pieces in which he sang, acted, double-talked, pantomimed and wrote the music.
  15. Has played at the Vacationland Hotel in Swan Lake in the Catskills during his salad days. There, under the tutelage of Don Appel, the resort's social director, Caesar played in the band and learned to perform comedy, doing three shows a week.
  16. Arrived in New York City penniless and tried to join the musician's union (later he audited classes at the famed Juilliard School of Music).
  17. At age 14 he first went to the Catskills as a saxophonist with Mike Cifficello's Swingtime Six and would also occasionally perform in sketches.
  18. Despite his apparent fluency in many languages, in reality he only spoke English and Yiddish.
  19. He was the son of Jewish immigrants, Ida (nΓ©e Raphael), from Russia, and Max Caesar, from Poland. The two ran a 24-hour luncheonette. Sid would help his parents by waiting on tables, and it was during this time that he learned to mimic many of the accents he would use throughout his long career.
  20. Awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 7000 Hollywood Blvd. on February 8, 1960.

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