Comedian Tim Conway of ‘The Carol Burnett Show’ dies at 85

Toby Graves
May 15, 2019

American actor, Tim Conway, died in Los Angeles, according to his representative Howard Bragman. He was not suffering from dementia or Alzheimer's disease, Bragman said.

The actor is best known for his work on "The Carol Burnett Show" where he cracked his castmates up with his signature deadpan comic delivery.

Conway also had a modest but steady movie career, appearing in such films as "The Apple Dumpling Gang" (1975), "The Shaggy D.A". He frequently guest-starred on the most popular shows of the day, including Married with Children and Mad About You.

In September 2018, "SpongeBob" showrunner Vincent Waller said Conway would not be returning to the cartoon, writing on Twitter: "No, sadly not".

Burnett gave a statement following the sad news.

Tim Conway spent most of his decades-long career making people laugh. In one such incident, Conway was fond of recalling, he caused castmate Harvey Korman to wet his trousers from laughter. I cherish the times we had together both on the screen and off. Conway's wife, Charlene Fusco, and a daughter, Jackie, were at his side. He attended Bowling Green State University and served in the U.S. Army.

Besides the four Emmys he won with Burnett (three as a performer, one as a writer), he won Emmys for guest appearances in 1996 for "Coach" and in 2008 for "30 Rock". He soon became a regular.

Conway won several Emmy Awards and a Golden Globe for his work over the years.

Conway first found television fame on the 1960s comedy "McHale's Navy" playing Ensign Parker, a befuddled by-the-book officer in a group of unconventional sailors in the Pacific during World War Two.

But after the cancellation came Conway's celebrated run on "Carol Burnett".

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