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

Posted: 12:47 PM, May 14, 2019
Updated: 2019-05-14 12:47:25-04

NEW YORK (AP) — Tim Conway, the stellar second banana to Carol Burnett who won four Emmy Awards on her TV variety show, has died, according to his publicist. He was 85.

LOS ANGELES – AUGUST 27: Actors Tim Conway and Harvey Korman on “The Carol Bunett Show” on August 27, 1976 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by CBS Photo Archive/Getty Images)

Conway died Tuesday morning after a long illness in Los Angeles, according to Howard Bragman, who heads LaBrea Media.

“The Carol Burnett Show” aired on CBS from 1967-1978. The ensemble cast included Harvey Korman, Vicki Lawrence and Lyle Waggoner. Conway joined the cast as a regular in 1975 after being a frequent guest.

Besides his four Emmys with Burnett, Conway got two more for guest appearances on “Coach” and “30 Rock.”

Conway also had a modest but steady movie career, appearing in such films as “The Apple Dumpling Gang.”