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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.

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Talent agent Deborah Coleman dies

BOSTON, March 28 (UPI) -- Deborah Coleman, who started her own New York talent agency and went on to represent top stars from Imogene Coca to Jean Stapleton, has died at age 97.

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NBC: 75 years of change

LOS ANGELES, May 2 (UPI) -- NBC looks back at 75 years in the broadcasting business with a three-hour TV special Sunday that not only celebrates the past, but also calls attention to how r
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HOLLYWOOD, Dec. 31 (UPI) -- The evil terrorist attack of Sept. 11 marked that date 2001 among the greatest tragedies of American history.
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Imogene Coca
New York: Triple comedy team (left to right) Carl Reiner, Sid Caesar, and Imogene Coca, embrace in the final fade-out scene of the premiere performance of their new half-hour series “Sid Caesar Invites You” on ABC-TV Sunday night January 26, 1958. The TV comedy trio is back together again after a three-year separation. (UPI Photo/Files)
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Imogene Fernandez de Coca (November 18, 1908 – June 2, 2001) was an American comic actress best known for her role opposite Sid Caesar on Your Show of Shows. Starting out in vaudeville as a child acrobat, she studied ballet and wished to have a serious career in music and dance, graduating to decades of stage musical revues, cabaret and summer stock. Finally in her 40s she began a celebrated career as a comedienne in television, starring in six series and guesting on successful television programs from the 1940s to the 1990s.

She was nominated for five Emmy awards for Your Show of Shows, winning Best Actress in 1951 and singled out for a Peabody Award for excellence in broadcasting in 1953. Coca was also nominated for a Tony Award in 1978 for On the Twentieth Century and received a sixth Emmy nomination at the age of 80 for an episode of Moonlighting.

Though possessing a rubbery face capable of the broadest expressions—Life magazine compared her to Beatrice Lillie and Charlie Chaplin, and described her characterizations as taking "people or situations suspended in their own precarious balance between dignity and absurdity, and push(ing) them over the cliff with one single, pointed gesture"—the magazine noted a "particularly high-brow critic" as observing, "The trouble with most comedians who try to do satire is that they are essentially brash, noisy and indelicate people who have to use a sledge hammer to smash a butterfly. Miss Coca, on the other hand, is the timid woman who, when aroused, can beat a tiger to death with a feather."

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