Tim Conway, Comedian and Actor, Loses Battle After a Long Illness

Tim Conway, Comedian and Actor, Loses Battle After a Long Illness

The Willoughby native passed away Tuesday morning in Los Angeles after a long illness, according to Howard Bragman, who heads LaBrea Media.

People reports Conway faced complicates from Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus and showed no signs of dementia or Alzheimer's. He frequently guest-starred on the most popular shows of the day, including Married with Children and Mad About You.

Besides his four Emmys with Burnett, Conway got two more for guest appearances on "Coach" and "30 Rock". "And Dave did, and then he'd say, 'OK, '" Burnett said. "She said why don't you just be a regular on the show?"

"Tim's goal in life was to destroy [costar] Harvey Korman", she told the crowd, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

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In one popular skit, Conway's portrayal of an inept dentist who accidentally injects himself with painkiller resulted in Korman, who was playing the patient, laughing so hard that he wet his trousers, Burnett said. His memoir is titled, "What's So Funny?" They also co-starred on "Carol Burnett & Company" and a revival of the original "Carol Burnett Show" in 1991.

He enjoyed success in a series of "Dorf" comedy films and appeared in such movies as The Apple Dumpling Gang, Gus and The Shaggy D.A.

Before Korman's death in 2008 he and Conway toured with an act that featured stand-up comedy, recreations of their better-known skits and question-and-answer sessions with the audience. He said Dorf was one of his favorite characters.

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