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Home of late sketch comic Sid Caesar entertains an offer

Lauren Beale
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1960s-vibe Beverly Hills home was owned by comic Sid Caesar for decades

A sale is pending on the longtime home of late comic actor and writer Sid Caesar. The 1962 house came on the market in Beverly Hills less than a week ago at $4.25 million.

The Midcentury-style house, built in 1962, sits beside a large motor court on a three-quarter-acre site. Windows on both sides of the front door bring in views from the back of the house. Floor-to-ceiling windows take in vistas of the surrounding canyons and the backyard swimming pool and patio area.

The 4,667 square feet of living space includes a living room, a family room, a bar, a dining area, an island kitchen, four bedrooms and five bathrooms. A two-sided bathtub opens to dual bathroom areas.

A separate bonus room can be used as a studio or office.

Caesar, who died last year at 91, made his mark with television audiences on the early 1950s variety show “Your Show of Shows.” The sketch comic was known for his sharp dialogue and use of satire and parodies. His shows “Caesar’s Hour” and “Sid Caesar Invites You” followed in the 1960s.

Among his acting credits were roles in such films as the “Grease” movies and the 1963 classic “It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World.” Also a musician, he sang, played saxophone and worked in several orchestras.

Sally Forster Jones and Marie Ilous of John Aaroe Group are the listing agents.

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