Niles-Maine District Library


In Memory of Sid Caesar: 1922-2014


Known mostly for his 1950s TV show, Your Show of Shows, Caesar was a comic genius.

Your Show of Shows was so successful and so influential, all of the comedy writers wanted to work for Caesar. And they did…Caesar was known for giving a plethora of comedians and comedy writers their start in show business…including Mel Brooks, Neil Simon, Larry Gelbart, Carl Reiner and Woody Allen. Later, Caesar worked in some movies, including two for former comedy writer Brooks…Silent Movie and History of the World, Part I. He became known with a more modern generation as “Coach Calhoun” in the two Grease movies.

Check out these Sid Caesar movies at the Niles Public Library:

The Busy Body

The Cheap Detective

Grease 2


The Guilt of Janet Ames

History of the World, Part I

It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World

Love is Never Silent

Pioneers of Primetime (NF) (791.45 P662pr)

Silent Movie

Vegas Vacation

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