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  • Richard Dreyfuss, Maureen O'Hara, Mel Brooks added to TCM fest

    Richard Dreyfuss, Maureen O'Hara, Mel Brooks added to TCM fest
    TCM has added three screen legends and a tribute to an Oscar-winning actor to the roster of the 2014 TCM Classic Film Festival, which takes place April 10 to 13 in Hollywood. Maureen O'Hara, who is best known for her work in John Ford films including...
  • Sochi Olympics opening ceremony moment: Egghead history, Daft Punk

    Note: This is part of an ongoing series documenting the Sochi Olympics from a TV perspective. Every morning of the Games, we’ll look at a key moment from the previous day that NBC captured, elevated, honored, bungled or otherwise reported in a...
  • Sid Caesar dies: Memories of two interviews with 'The King'

    Two years ago, I had the pleasure of joining a group of funny men who meet for lunch and lively conversation every other Wednesday at Factor's Famous Deli on Pico Boulevard. A documentary about their meeting, aptly titled "Lunch," was making the rounds of...
  • Sid Caesar dies at 91; comedy giant of the small screen

    Sid Caesar dies at 91; comedy giant of the small screen
    In a day before comedy was laced with irony and studded with mean-spirited barbs, Sid Caesar was more than funny. He was hilariously, outrageously, tear-inducingly, gather-up-the-whole-family-for-this funny. A veteran of the Catskills with an...
  • Sid Caesar dies: Five of his most memorable movies

    Sid Caesar dies: Five of his most memorable movies
    The late actor, comedian, writer and musician Sid Caesar was a comic Renaissance man. Though best known for the TV series "Your Show of Shows," he was also a regular presence on the stage and the big screen. Here's a look at five of his most memorable...
  • Sid Caesar: Five TV clips that demonstrate his comic genius

    Sid Caesar: Five TV clips that demonstrate his comic genius
    Sid Caesar, who died Wednesday at the age of 91, had a career that spanned stage and screen, but it was on TV that he was best known. His first TV appearance was on Milton Berle's "Texaco Star Theater," but it was on the variety show program "Your...
  • Sid Caesar, Master of TV Comedy, Dies at 91

    Sid Caesar, one of the first stars created by television via his weekly live comedy program "Your Show of Shows," died Wednesday in his home. He was 91. Caesar, partnered with Imogene Coca, is credited with breaking ripe comedic ground with the 90-...
  • Appreciating Sid Caesar, the real father of TV sketch comedy

    Appreciating Sid Caesar, the real father of TV sketch comedy
    By now you probably know that comedian Sid Caesar died today at the age of 91. But judging by the paper-thin pieces I have been seeing on the web this afternoon, I am guessing many readers might not understand how seminal he was to the history of...
  • Sid Caesar and the 'My Favorite Year' connection

    Sid Caesar and the 'My Favorite Year' connection
    Sid Caesar was a comic pioneer on television, anchoring “Your Show of Shows” with his irreverent, often physical comedy. But the actor, who died Wednesday at 91, also made his presence felt in a hit movie several decades later. In 1982's...
  • Sid Caesar: A Larger-Than-Life Figure, With a Longer Shadow

    Sid Caesar can be judged, in part, by the company he kept. As the star of "Your Show of Shows," he famously provided a spawning ground for numerous titans of comedy, with a writing staff that included Woody Allen, Neil Simon, Larry Gelbart, Mel Brooks and...
  • Drury Lane does its best with 'Frankenstein' monster

    Drury Lane does its best with 'Frankenstein' monster
    So you have to hand it to director William Osetek and the Drury Lane Theatre. They've gone a long way toward rehabilitating Mel Brooks' “Young Frankenstein” musical which, on Broadway in 2007, was a $20 million dog. As he proved a couple...