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Frazod
05-14-2019, 11:25 AM
:( One of the funniest people who ever lived.

https://www.usatoday.com/story/life/tv/2019/05/14/tim-conway-dead-carol-burnett-show-star-85/3666480002/?fbclid=IwAR3aC3VNfr1OeiuUbAZgajoR4CNojaAOnsAr2gHPL9r6Ny1TUj6JokQtxJE

'Carol Burnett Show' star Tim Conway dies at 85

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Tim Conway, who once made viewers and castmates on the "Carol Burnett Show" variety show weep with laughter over his deadpan comic delivery, has died at the age of 85, his publicist Howard Bragman confirms.

He died at 8:45 a.m. PDT Tuesday after a long illness, Bragman said.

Conway's celebrated comedy career included acclaimed performances on such programs as "Burnett Show" and "McHale's Navy." Conway won four Emmys for his work on "Burnett" and two more for guest appearances on "Coach" and "30 Rock."

Conway's daughter, Kelly Conway, and five sons announced his death in a press release sent to USA TODAY by Kelly's publicist, Roger Neal.

"The love he gave us, and the laughter he gave the world will never be replaced but will be remembered forever," Kelly Conway said in a statement. "He is at peace now but I will miss him every second of every day until we meet again in heaven. We knew he would have to leave us someday but that day came too soon."

She added that her father used to say, when he would hear the song “Angel Flying Too Close to the Ground,” that he wanted that song "played at his funeral."

Neal, who was Conway's former publicist for nearly four decades, added in a statement to USA TODAY that Conway was a joy to work with.

"He was off screen what the world saw on screen," Neal said. "We had so many laughs… what a pure joy to have had the privilege of working with one of the true masters of comedy… there will never be another one like him."

Conway had declined into dementia in the last months of his life, leading to a legal struggle last year between Kelly Conway and his wife, Charlene Conway, over guardianship and which one would decide his medical care and nursing facility.

That battle was settled in March when Charlene Conway was granted conservatorship over her ailing husband.

Kelly Conway had gone to court to prevent Charlene Conway from transferring him from an "excellent skilled nursing facility" to one she worried provided fewer services. She also complained she was prevented from seeing her father.

But Kelly Conway said she was "very happy" with the outcome of the case. She said she was allowed to see him and to meet with his carers, according to a statement sent to USA TODAY by Neal.

Conway is best known for his comic turns in skits, often in partnership with comic actor Harvey Korman, on Burnett's sketch comedy/variety show in the 1970s. The duo spent the rest of their careers often performing together until Korman's death in 2008.

But they are best remembered for their 10 years on "Burnett," when Korman hilariously struggled to contain his laughter at Conway's antics, even in the middle of their skits.

Conway's acting credits span six decades. He made a comic splash as Ensign Charles Parker on "McHale's Navy," the 1960s series about the wacky crew of a PT boat during World War II. After that, he was a regular guest star on dozens of TV comedy series and sitcoms until as recently as 2015.

His work on "Burnett" yielded him four Emmys and a Golden Globe. He also won two other Emmys for more recent guest roles on "Coach" and "30 Rock."

Conway's 2013 memoir, "What's So Funny? My Hilarious Life" (with co-author Jane Scovell), looked back on 50 years in show business.

Conway, who largely retired in 2016, was unable to appear in the 50th-anniversary celebration of "The Carol Burnett Show," which aired in December 2017.

alpha_omega
05-14-2019, 11:26 AM
... One of the funniest people who ever lived....

Without a doubt. RIP

seclark
05-14-2019, 11:28 AM
rip.
one of the best.
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Easy 6
05-14-2019, 11:29 AM
Jeeez man, the hits just keep coming... I grew up on the Carol Burnett show

RIP, Tim one of the all time greats

Frazod
05-14-2019, 11:33 AM
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Graystoke
05-14-2019, 11:34 AM
Man I love that guy. When him and Harvey Korman would lose their shit on live tv it made it all the more enjoyable.
RIP to one of the best

FAX
05-14-2019, 11:35 AM
(From the "Media" sub-forum.)

Years ago, the beautiful and witty Mrs. FAX and I saw him perform with Harvey Korman at the TPAC in Nashville. Among other things, they did the "Dentist" skit which was amazing.

Actually, the entire 2 hours were phenomenal. The term "professional" doesn't do him justice. He was totally composed and had total control of every movement and syllable throughout the evening. One of the most impressive performers I've ever seen live. Absolutely owned the SRO audience.

Rest in peace, Tim. You were a Godsend and now He's reclaimed your presence.

FAX

ptlyon
05-14-2019, 11:36 AM
Awww fuck man! They're dropping like flies.

fan4ever
05-14-2019, 11:42 AM
There goes Barnacle Boy. A truly funny guy.

FlaChief58
05-14-2019, 11:47 AM
Funny guy. The world just lost one of the good ones. RIP

gblowfish
05-14-2019, 11:51 AM
He did a lot of "family" comedy, Disney stuff, etc, but he was one funny mofo. He's one of the greatest improvisational comics of all time, right up there with Jonathan Winters and Robin Williams. He had a great run and made millions laugh. He certainly didn't get cheated in life.

Dartgod
05-14-2019, 11:53 AM
No, dammit!

I loved him on the Carol Burnett Show.

RIP Mr. Tudball

smithandrew051
05-14-2019, 11:58 AM
What’s a Tim Conway?

(Any Simpsons fans on here?)

redhed
05-14-2019, 11:59 AM
RIP, Dorf.

Why Not?
05-14-2019, 12:02 PM
I don’t really share much personal life stuff here but I am close with one of his sons. I will pass along all of your condolences and well wishes.

HemiEd
05-14-2019, 12:05 PM
RIP, loved the guy, got to know him on my favorite show growing up, "McHales Navy"

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ClevelandBronco
05-14-2019, 12:12 PM
I donít really share much personal life stuff here but I am close with one of his sons. I will pass along all of your condolences and well wishes.

Thanks to YouTube and my fond memories, my children have enjoyed his remarkable work as well.

Please let his son know that Mr. Conway's presence on this earth and his generosity in sharing his gifts absolutely made (and will continue to make) my life more enjoyable.

eDave
05-14-2019, 12:13 PM
Man that guy was hilarious. The entire show was great.

Loved the Mrs. Wiggens bits the best.

SuperBowl4
05-14-2019, 12:13 PM
Awww **** man! They're dropping like flies.Like a dead friend of mine once said "nobody gets out of this alive"

ptlyon
05-14-2019, 12:15 PM
Like a dead friend of mine once said "nobody gets out of this alive"

Exact same was told to me by a friend when my mother passed

T-post Tom
05-14-2019, 12:18 PM
RIP Mr. Conway.

Baby Lee
05-14-2019, 12:21 PM
You sure the little asshole's through?

ClevelandBronco
05-14-2019, 12:25 PM
You sure the little asshole's through?

Perfect epitaph.

Baby Lee
05-14-2019, 12:25 PM
I don’t really share much personal life stuff here but I am close with one of his sons. I will pass along all of your condolences and well wishes.

I'm sure they will be flooded by well-wishes, put if you find an appropriate time to pass along ours it would be appreciated.

The ability to simply BE funny, to have it in your bones, and to wield that ability with grace for a lifetime, is a rare thing.

srvy
05-14-2019, 12:27 PM
RIP, loved the guy, got to know him on my favorite show growing up, "McHales Navy"

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Yes was my favorite also growing up Ensign Charles Parker! One of the few comedians who could be funny without being dirty or vulgar not that im against its just he didn't need it as a crutch.

RIP Mr Conway

Randallflagg
05-14-2019, 12:32 PM
Jeeez man, the hits just keep coming... I grew up on the Carol Burnett show

RIP, Tim one of the all time greats


I always look back on the "Carol Burnett Show" and when Conway and Korman would break up - so would I. Funny as hell.....

The good old days are long gone.......but never forgotten.

Randallflagg
05-14-2019, 12:33 PM
Like a dead friend of mine once said "nobody gets out of this alive"


Indeed. When the Merry Go Round stops - you can't have another ticket.

HemiEd
05-14-2019, 12:45 PM
Yes was my favorite also growing up Ensign Charles Parker! One of the few comedians who could be funny without being dirty or vulgar not that im against its just he didn't need it as a crutch.

RIP Mr Conway
Have you watched any of those episodes lately? They would make the snowflakes melt with lack of political correctness. ROFL

alpha_omega
05-14-2019, 12:45 PM
6 Emmys and a Golden Globe. That is outstanding.

threebag02
05-14-2019, 12:51 PM
Private Eyes

RIP

KCFalcon59
05-14-2019, 12:55 PM
Absolutely one of the best. RIP.

redhed
05-14-2019, 12:56 PM
The Apple Dumpling Gang has been reunited.

Why Not?
05-14-2019, 12:59 PM
Thanks to YouTube and my fond memories, my children have enjoyed his remarkable work as well.

Please let his son know that Mr. Conway's presence on this earth and his generosity in sharing his gifts absolutely made (and will continue to make) my life more enjoyable.

I absolutely will

Why Not?
05-14-2019, 12:59 PM
I'm sure they will be flooded by well-wishes, put if you find an appropriate time to pass along ours it would be appreciated.

The ability to simply BE funny, to have it in your bones, and to wield that ability with grace for a lifetime, is a rare thing.

Will do.

KC Dan
05-14-2019, 01:04 PM
RIP Mr. Conway. I'll never forget laughing as a young boy while my parents were holding their sides and spiting out their dinner.

mlyonsd
05-14-2019, 01:06 PM
He and Harvey Korman together. You kept waiting to see which one was going to crack up first. Some of the funniest tv ever.

displacedinMN
05-14-2019, 01:14 PM
Loved Carol Burnett Show and everyone on it.

A sad day that he is gone. Natural entertainer.

Steron
05-14-2019, 01:15 PM
R.I.P.

big nasty kcnut
05-14-2019, 01:55 PM
I donít really share much personal life stuff here but I am close with one of his sons. I will pass along all of your condolences and well wishes.

Tell them sorry for their loss. He made millions smile and i was one of them rip.

Why Not?
05-14-2019, 01:56 PM
Tell them sorry for their loss. He made millions smile and i was one of them rip.

Consider it done.

Easy 6
05-14-2019, 02:37 PM
I always look back on the "Carol Burnett Show" and when Conway and Korman would break up - so would I. Funny as hell.....

The good old days are long gone.......but never forgotten.

It actually hasnít been all THAT long ago, but man have things changed... would the CB show even make it today?

Or just look how different the celebrity roasts are from Dean Martins day... all those old timers could KILL you with laughter without going for lowball humor

tooge
05-14-2019, 02:49 PM
RIP
When I was a little kid, say around 6 or 7, our friday nights consisted of my mom, my brother, and my sister, and I sitting around our 1 tv, eating cook at home pizza (Red Barron or some shit) and watching the Carol Burnett Show. Great memory for me.

Dartgod
05-14-2019, 03:00 PM
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Man, I just died watching that. So fucking funny.

What does Vicki Lawrence say there at the end? I've listened several times and only get something about a "little asshole".

Frazod
05-14-2019, 03:02 PM
Man, I just died watching that. So fucking funny.

What does Vicki Lawrence say there at the end? I've listened several times and only get something about a "little asshole".

You sure that little asshole's through?

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Frazod
05-14-2019, 03:04 PM
He and Harvey Korman together. You kept waiting to see which one was going to crack up first. Some of the funniest tv ever.

It was pretty one-sided - Conway absolutely terrorized the other cast members with his improvised humor.

During the famous dentist sketch, Korman claims to have actually pissed his pants because he was laughing so hard.

Kman34
05-14-2019, 03:08 PM
Another part of my youth gone.. He was one of my favorites... I’m sure he’s cracking them up in heaven...

Bowser
05-14-2019, 04:22 PM
This makes me sad. Thank you for all the laughs you gave young me, Tim. RIP

EPodolak
05-14-2019, 04:26 PM
Funny man, takes me way back.

Glad he had a long life.

stevieray
05-14-2019, 05:52 PM
awwww man.

One of the greatest, easily.

....and just seemed like a laid back genuine guy.

Thanks for the many, many laughs.

RIP

Damn, I'm getting old.

stevieray
05-14-2019, 05:54 PM
I loved doing this to my girls when they were in a hurry.

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ROYC75
05-14-2019, 05:54 PM
I donít really share much personal life stuff here but I am close with one of his sons. I will pass along all of your condolences and well wishes.

You can pass along my Condolences as eell, a funny man that brought to millions of Americans.

R I P

stevieray
05-14-2019, 05:58 PM
RIP
When I was a little kid, say around 6 or 7, our friday nights consisted of my mom, my brother, and my sister, and I sitting around our 1 tv, eating cook at home pizza (Red Barron or some shit) and watching the Carol Burnett Show. Great memory for me.

absolutely

And Gunsmoke and Disney on Sunday nights.

stevieray
05-14-2019, 06:01 PM
6 Emmys and a Golden Globe. That is outstanding.

...and Knotts won eight.

....as redhead said, ADG is finally back together.

Red Dawg
05-14-2019, 06:03 PM
Whatever. RIP, I guess.

Why Not?
05-14-2019, 08:52 PM
You can pass along my Condolences as eell, a funny man that brought to millions of Americans.

R I P

Done

displacedinMN
05-14-2019, 08:55 PM
It actually hasnít been all THAT long ago, but man have things changed... would the CB show even make it today?

Or just look how different the celebrity roasts are from Dean Martins day... all those old timers could KILL you with laughter without going for lowball humor

Carol has said it would never be produced today-mostly because of cost.

New sets weekly, props, writing, culture, costume design.

Maybe that is part of the reason SNL is so bad any more. I would love to know the production cost for SNL.

Bwana
05-14-2019, 09:33 PM
He was one funny dude. RIP

Sweet Daddy Hate
05-14-2019, 10:53 PM
Like many, I grew up with Tim. He and Don knotts were absolutely fabulous together.

RIP.

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gblowfish
05-15-2019, 08:42 AM
His skit as the Gestapo interrogator with the Hitler puppet was comedy gold.