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Legendary comedian Sid Caesar (R) accepts the TV Land Pioneer award presented by friend and comedian Billy Crystal (L) during a taping of the TV Land awards show March 19, 2006 in Santa Monica, California. REUTERS/Fred Prouser

Comedian Sid Caesar dead at age 91

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LOS ANGELES, Feb 12 (Reuters) - Comic showman Sid Caesar, a pioneer of American television sketch comedy as the star and creative force of "Your Show of Shows" during the 1950s, died on Wednesday at age 91, according to his friend and former collaborator Carl Reiner.

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