September 5, 1990 |
The show had ended and as Sid Caesar and Imogene Coca walked by a group of die-hard fans, a woman in her 40s confessed, "The worst punishment as a kid was not being able to watch Sid and Imogene on Saturday night." Nearly 40 years later, "Your Show of Shows" still elicits fond memories from the legions who watched the 90-minute comedy revue on NBC. And its two stars still bring cheers.
September 19, 1991 |
Sid Caesar and Imogene Coca are sitting close together in a small dressing room backstage at the Westwood Playhouse--together again. As it happens, "Together Again" is the title of the touring, nostalgic comedy revue in which the two TV legends will appear at the Playhouse starting Friday night, following a preview performance this evening. The production, based mainly on sketches from their classic 1950s NBC series, "Your Show of Shows," runs through Oct. 13. Is there new material?
June 9, 2001 |
They didn't march. They didn't mobilize. They seemed too caught up in the current of their times--the 1950s, when women's roles were rigidly circumscribed and sharply limited--to rock the boat. But in their own subtle ways, they were readjusting the craft's direction. Imogene Coca and Arlene Francis, major figures in the early history of television who died last week, seem at first glance to have fulfilled the female stereotypes of the era. Coca, who died at 92 at her home in Westport, Conn.
October 11, 1991 |
"Together Again," Again: Sid Caesar and Imogene Coca are going to stay together a while longer. Their "Together Again" show closes its run Sunday at the Westwood Playhouse but has been booked for four weeks into the Las Palamas Theatre, starting Oct. 23. They re-create sketches from TV's old "Your Show of Shows."
July 7, 1985
Martha LoMonaco of the Tamiment Archive at New York University is preparing an oral history of the Tamiment Playhouse, Camp Tamiment, Pa. Such notable personalities at Danny Kaye, Imogene Coca, Jerome Robbins and Woody Allen worked there, many under direction of Max Liebman ("Admiral Broadway Revue," "Your Show of Shows"). She would appreciate hearing from anyone associated in any capacity with the playhouse between 1928 and 1960. You can write to her at the Tamiment Library, Elmer Holmes Bobst Library, 70 Washington Square South, New York, N.Y. 10012 or phone (212)
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May 24, 2005 |
Howard Morris, the comedic actor who provided memorable support for Sid Caesar on the landmark "Your Show of Shows" in the 1950s and later played rock-throwing hillbilly Ernest T. Bass on "The Andy Griffith Show," has died. He was 85. Morris, who had heart problems in recent years, died Saturday at his home in Hollywood, said his son David, who was with him when he died. During his 60-year career in show business, Morris worked as an actor, director and voice-over artist.