Friday, May 30, 2008

Harvey Korman Dead at 81, RIP

Harvey Korman, the tall, versatile comedian who won four Emmys for his outrageously funny contributions to "The Carol Burnett Show" and played a conniving politician to hilarious effect in "Blazing Saddles," died Thursday. He was 81.

Korman died at UCLA Medical Center after suffering complications from the rupture of an abdominal aortic aneurysm four months ago, his family said. He had undergone several major operations.

"He was a brilliant comedian and a brilliant father," daughter Kate Korman said in a telephone interview with The Associated Press. "He had a very good sense of humor in real life. "

He was a stellar comedian whose talent I will miss. His work with Tim Conway on Carol Burnett and his work with Mel Brooks was genius, as if his laughter healed something inside us all.


AP -- 'Carol Burnett' star Harvey Korman dies at 81

Don't be saucy with me, Bearnaise! (Harvey Korman as Count de Monet -- History of The World Part I)

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