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  • Per Andersen
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    I came too late to North America to really enjoy Caesar. So he really knocked out a horse! My goodness, I had no idea about the "Blazing Saddles" connection. At least I got to enjoy Winters and Mel Brooks.

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  • tandfman
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    Originally posted by Marlow
    Wow, he (and his Your Show of Shows) really was the role model for a whole generation of comedians after him.
    I don't know who saw him as a role model but now that you mention it, I have to wonder whether the brilliant zaniness of Jonathan Winters and Robin Williams resulted from some of what Caesar did, consciously or unconsciously.

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  • Friar
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    He had some problems but turned into a fitness fanatic in his later years and that may have been why he had a long life? Once described by Mel Brooks as having Herculian strength.

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  • Marlow
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    Wow, he (and his Your Show of Shows) really was the role model for a whole generation of comedians after him.

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  • Walt Murphy
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    R.I.P.-Sid Caesar

    http://www.nytimes.com/2014/02/13/ar...t-91.html?_r=0
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