Biography of Sid Caesar (September 8, 1922 – )
Sid Caesar was born on September 8, 1922, in Yonkers, New York, U.S.A. to a family of Jewish immigrants. Growing up, young Sid spent time at his father’s lunch counter, where immigrant workers came to eat. Observing them, Sid Caesar learned to mimic their accents and languages, a skill that he used years later – in fact, he can fool people into thinking that he is actually fluent in a variety of languages, where in reality he only speaks English and Yiddish.
He had a gift for music and originally began his career as a saxophone player. However, World War II interrupted, and Sid Caesar served his country in the Coast Guard, where he organized entertainment for enlisted men. This eventually led him to Los Angeles, where he got a part in the film Tars and Spars, based on an original comedy sketch, and in The Guilt of Janet Ames. (more…)