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UPI Almanac for Thursday, March 20, 2014.
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TV comedy pioneer Sid Caesar dead at 91

TV comedy pioneer Sid Caesar dead at 91

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 12 (UPI) -- Comedy icon Sid Caesar died after a brief illness at his home in Beverly Hills, Calif., his friend Carl Reiner told the Hollywood Reporter Wednesday. He was 91.
Comedy legend Sid Caesar dies at 91

Comedy legend Sid Caesar dies at 91

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 12 (UPI) -- Comedic actor Sid Caesar died Wednesday, a rep for the family confirmed. He was 91.
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Marshall, Conway to guest star on 'Two and a Half Men'

Marshall, Conway to guest star on 'Two and a Half Men'

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 15 (UPI) -- U.S. comedy icons Carl Reiner, Tim Conway, Steve Lawrence and Garry Marshall are to guest star on an upcoming episode of "Two and a Half Men," CBS announced.

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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, March 20, 2013.
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Cranston, Poehler to be SAG Awards presenters

Cranston, Poehler to be SAG Awards presenters

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 24 (UPI) -- Rose Byrne, Bryan Cranston, Amy Poehler and Noah Wyle are to be presenters at Sunday's Screen Actors Guild Awards in Los Angeles.
Day-Lewis, Chastain, Arkin, Field to present SAG Awards

Day-Lewis, Chastain, Arkin, Field to present SAG Awards

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 23 (UPI) -- Nominees Alan Arkin, Jessica Chastain, Daniel Day-Lewis, Sally Field and John Goodman will be presenters at Sunday's Screen Actors Guild Awards in Los Angeles.

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Washington, Affleck, De Niro join SAG presenter list

Washington, Affleck, De Niro join SAG presenter list

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 18 (UPI) -- Ben Affleck, Robert De Niro, Kerry Washington and Naomi Watts are to be presenters at Hollywood's Screen Actors Guild Awards ceremony.
Kidman, Daniels to present SAG Awards

Kidman, Daniels to present SAG Awards

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 17 (UPI) -- Jeff Daniels, Neil Patrick Harris, Nicole Kidman, Julianna Margulies and Busy Philipps have joined the lineup of presenters for Hollywood's SAG Awards ceremony.
Reiner, Baldwin to present Van Dyke with lifetime SAG honor

Reiner, Baldwin to present Van Dyke with lifetime SAG honor

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 15 (UPI) -- Writer, director and producer Carl Reiner and TV star Alec Baldwin are to present the Life Achievement Award to Dick Van Dyke at the SAG Awards in Los Angeles.

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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, March 20, 2012.
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Van Dyke to present Moore with SAG Award

Van Dyke to present Moore with SAG Award

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 13 (UPI) -- Dick Van Dyke is to present the Screen Actors Guild's 48th Life Achievement Award to Mary Tyler Moore at a ceremony in Los Angeles next month.
Ferrell honored with Mark Twain Prize

Ferrell honored with Mark Twain Prize

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 24 (UPI) -- Actor and comedian Will Ferrell was honored at the Kennedy Center in Washington with the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor.
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Sid Caesar’s TV hour on September 7, 1955, with from left to right Carl Reiner, Sid Caesar and Howard Morris, do a takeoff on “the Haircuts” an athletic musical aggregation. (UPI Photo/Files)
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Carl Reiner (born March 20, 1922) is an American actor, film director, producer, writer and comedian. He has won nine Emmy Awards and one Grammy Award during this career. He has the distinction of being the only person to appear on all five incarnations of The Tonight Show.

Reiner was born in the Bronx, New York, the son of Bessie (née Mathias) and Irving Reiner, who was a watchmaker. His parents were Jewish immigrants, his mother from Romania and his father from Austria. When he was sixteen, his older brother Charlie read in the New York Daily News about a free dramatic workshop being put on by the Works Progress Administration and told him about it. He had been working as a machinist fixing sewing machines. He credits Charlie with changing his career plans. Reiner was educated at the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University and served in the United States Army Special Services during World War II.

Reiner performed in several Broadway musicals, including Inside U.S.A., and Alive and Kicking, and had the lead role in Call Me Mister. In 1950, he was cast by producer Max Leibman in Sid Caesar's Your Show of Shows, appearing on air in skits while also working alongside writers such as Mel Brooks and Neil Simon. He also worked on Caesar's Hour with Brooks, Simon, Larry Gelbart, Mel Tolkin, Mike Stewart, Aaron Ruben, Sheldon Keller and Gary Belkin.

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