Sid Caesar, comic genius of 1950s television, dead at 91

Last Updated Feb 12, 2014 7:27 PM EST

Sid Caesar, the innovative, influential comedy genius whose sketches lit up 1950s television with zany humor, has died at age 91.

Caesar died at his home in the Los Angeles area after a brief illness, family spokesman Eddy Friedfeld said.

Above:  Sept. 28, 2005 file photo shows actor Sid Caesar at his home in Beverly Hills, Calif. CREDIT: AP

Read more: http://www.cbsnews.com/news/sid-caesar-comic-genius-of-1950s-television-dead-at-91/

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