Comedian Tim Conway of 'The Carol Burnett Show' dies at 85

Brenda Watkins
May 14, 2019

Beloved actor and comedian Tim Conway has passed away at the age of 85, his family confirmed Tuesday morning.

The cause of Conway's death was not publicized, but he reportedly suffered complications from Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus without signs of dementia or Alzheimer's.

Conway won three Emmys for co-starring in "The Carol Burnett Show", which ran from 1967 to 1978, and a fourth as a member of its writing team. The ensemble cast surrounding the redheaded star included Vicki Lawrence and Lyle Waggoner.

Refresh for updates... Carol Burnett is remembering her friend and costar Tim Conway today.

Conway had a modest but steady movie career, appearing in such films as "The Apple Dumpling Gang" with Don Knotts. "I'm heartbroken", she said in a statement.

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He was born Thomas Conway in 1933 in the Cleveland suburb of Willoughby.

"Harvey wet his trousers", Conway bragged.

In his later years, Conway did numerous guest appearances - winning additional Emmys for roles in the sitcoms "Coach" and "30 Rock" - and voiceover work in animation, including "SpongeBob Squarepants". He graduated from Bowling Green State University with a double major in speech and radio.

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. Actress Rose Marie, a co-star on "The Dick Van Dyke Show", liked his work and helped him get a regular spot on "The Steve Allen Show" in the early 1960s.

The legendary comedian was married twice, first to Mary Anne Dalton from 1961 to 1978 and together they had six children.

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