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Sid Caesar, Who Got Laughs Without Politics Or Putdowns, Dies At 91

Sid Caesar and Imogene Coca

Sid Caesar and Imogene Coca

Photo by AP

Actor and comedian Sid Caesar

Actor and comedian Sid Caesar

Photo by NBC

Legendary pair Caesar and Coca pose in a Boston hotel in 1992, near an old photograph of the two of them. They were announcing the Boston opening of their comedy show

Legendary pair Caesar and Coca pose in a Boston hotel in 1992, near an old photograph of the two of them. They were announcing the Boston opening of their comedy show

Photo by Sandy Hill

Caesar portrays his classic "professor" in a guest appearance for "Sesame Street"

Caesar portrays his classic "professor" in a guest appearance for "Sesame Street"

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Comedian and writer Mel Brooks (left) sits with Caesar

Comedian and writer Mel Brooks (left) sits with Caesar

Photo by CBS/Landov

Caesar during rehearsal

Caesar during rehearsal

Photo by CBS/Landov

Caesar and some of his staff plan his comedy show

Caesar and some of his staff plan his comedy show

Photo by AP

Caesar, flanked by cast performers Imogene Coca and Carl Reiner, listens to a singer in a skit from the TV comedy series

Caesar, flanked by cast performers Imogene Coca and Carl Reiner, listens to a singer in a skit from the TV comedy series

Photo by NBC

Caesar relaxes while his wife, Florence, paints a portrait of him in their Kings Point, N.Y., home in 1958.

Caesar relaxes while his wife, Florence, paints a portrait of him in their Kings Point, N.Y., home in 1958.

Photo by AP

Gisele MacKenzie plays bride to Sid Caesar's German professor character, as Greg Garrison directs the scene, Nov. 21, 1963.

Gisele MacKenzie plays bride to Sid Caesar's German professor character, as Greg Garrison directs the scene, Nov. 21, 1963.

Photo by Anonymous

Actor Billy Crystal presents the Pioneer Award to Caesar onstage at the 2006 TV Land Awards, March 19, 2006, in Santa Monica, Calif.

Actor Billy Crystal presents the Pioneer Award to Caesar onstage at the 2006 TV Land Awards, March 19, 2006, in Santa Monica, Calif.

Photo by Kevin Winter

Caesar and Imogene Coca practice their soft shoe routine during a dress rehearsal in Boston in 1982 for the Boston Opera Company's production

Caesar and Imogene Coca practice their soft shoe routine during a dress rehearsal in Boston in 1982 for the Boston Opera Company's production

Photo by Marvin Lewiton

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