5.30.2008

harvey korman dies at age 81

Sad news today. One of my favorite performers Harvey Korman died. God, I loved watching that man. As a kid, I loved it as he and Tim Conway would crack each other up on Carol Burnett. Then came the Mel Brooks movies. Those lines, as only he can deliver them are floating around in my memory. I think I loved his performance as Hedly Lamar in Blazing Saddles the most, with High Anxiety and History of the World, Part I tying for second. Rest in peace Mr. Korman, the word was much better to have had you in it.

Carol Burnett Show veteran Harvey Korman has died at age 81. He died of heart failure at his home in California.

Besides The Carol Burnett Show, where Korman teamed for a ton of great sketches with Tim Conway (often cracking each other up), Korman appeared in many other shows since the early 60s, including ER, Ellen, Perry Mason, Route 66, The Red Skelton Show, Dennis the Menace, Hazel, Jack Benny, Gidget, The Lucy Show, The Munsters, The Wild, Wild West, F Troop, and many others. He was a regular on the sitcom Mama's Family and did the voice of The Great Gazoo on The Flintstones. Movies that Korman appeared in include History of the World, Part 1, High Anxiety, The Pink Panther Strikes Again, Blazing Saddles, Son of Flubber, Gypsy, and others.

Do you ever get the feeling that all of the great classic stars and performers are dying and it's going to be a very different world in a couple of years? Rather depressing.
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