Imogene Coca

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United States comedienne who starred in early television shows with Sid Caesar (1908-2001)


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When Your Shaw of Shows ended, Kallen went on to write for The Imogene Coca Show, Stanley (with Woody Allen and Neil Simon as co-writers), and The Bell Telephone 110747; among other TV programs.
Imogene Coca co-starred with Caesar, who was then receiving $4,000 a week for his services.
Among the people he hired in those early years were Danny Kaye, Sylvia Fine (who soon married Kaye and wrote most of the special material that made his fame), Imogene Coca, Betty Garrett, Jules Munshin, Herb Ross and a dancer-choreographer named Jerry Rabinowitz.
IMOGENE COCA COLA the soft drink that makes you laugh
Naturally, if you invite Imogene Coca, Lionel Trilling, and Anais Nin to the same party in 1946, or Robert Motherwell, Leontyne Price, and Si Newhouse in 1964, or Martha Graham, Woody Allen, and Lillian Hellman in 1976, some chairs will be broken, and some hearts too.
Later great comediennes--Phyllis Diller, Imogene Coca, Joan Rivers, Carol Burnett, and Lily Tomlin--all bore the unmistakable stamp of Bali's genius.
The performers on "Your Show of Shows" and "Caesar's Hour"--Sid Caesar, Imogene Coca, Carl Reiner, and Howard Morris (and, to a lesser extent, Nanette Fabray)--were dazzlingly versatile, but, most of all, uproariously funny.
Books about early television tell of Sid Caesar and Imogene Coca on Your Show of Shows, and of the vocalists who warbled the hit songs week after week on Your Hit Parade.
Imogene Coca, a television star of the 1950s who teamed with Sid Caesar in "Your Show of Shows," narrated the video.
Armstrong, Lucille Ball, Jack Benny, Gertrude Berg, Edgar Bergen, Milton Berle, George Burns & Gracie Allen, Sid Caesar & Imogene Coca, Frank Conrad, Joan Ganz Cooney, Bill Cosby, Walter Cronkite, Bing Crosby, Powel Crosley Jr.
There had been great female comics before her -- Imogene Coca, Lucille Ball, Totie Fields, Phyllis Diller, Moms Mabley.
The Cafe Society, the first nightclub in New York to integrate both performers and audiences, featured performers like Primus, Williams, Billie Holiday, Carol Channing and Imogene Coca, many of whom were active in the Communist Party and other social justice efforts.
as the Caterpillar, Anthony Newley as the Mad Hatter, Telly Savalas as the Cheshire Cat, Ringo Starr as the Mock Turtle, Jayne Meadows as the heartless Queen of Hearts, and Martha Raye and Imogene Coca as the Duchess and her crazy cook.
She's a joke machine in the great American tradition, but there are no female role models for this very Jewish, fast-talking, foul-mouthed school of stand-up, particularly in the US, except, perhaps Sid Caesar's one-time sidekick Imogene Coca, way, way back.