Damn… Harvey Korman Has Died

Published 6 years ago by , Updated February 24th, 2014 at 12:27 pm,
harvey korman tim conway Damn... Harvey Korman Has Died

This won’t be a long post, just a place to leave your thoughts about the wonderful Harvey Korman who passed away yesterday at the age of 81.

I know he appeared in a number of movies, but to me and my family (both the generation above and below me) he will always be the hysterically funny member of Carol Burnett’s troupe from back in the 70s. Watching him play against either Carol or his good friend Tim Conway could sometimes be so funny (even watching reruns today) that it often left me with tears from laughing so hard.

Man, it’s been a rough few weeks as far as older folks in the the industry passing away…

God Bless Harvey and his family.

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  1. I will always remember him from the extremely funny Blazzing Saddles (That’s Hedleyyyy! LOL). Rest in peace, Harvey.

  2. He and Tim Conway were one of my favorite comedy duos ever! I will keep his family in my prayers.

  3. 81 ,
    my father was the same age when he died .
    my sincerest condolonces to his family and friends.

  4. He was probably the funniest one in Blazing Saddles. Man, but he had some lines in that movie!

    Get me thugs, lugs, bushwhackers, hornswagglers, murderers, cuthroats, and methodists!

    And I know that isn’t half of it and not even in the right order. ;)
    That and his speech to his gang could not have been easy to do at all.
    Real shame he went.

  5. Great talent and a very funny man! I really loved his parts in the Mel Brooks films, Blazing Saddles, High Anxiety, and History of the World p1. He was also great as “Professor Balls” in the Trail of the Pink Panther.
    Of course he was ledgend as I grew up watching one of the last great stage tv shows, “The Carol Burnett Show”. He and Tim Conway were the best!
    Rest easy Harvey you made the world laugh and feel good!

  6. First Dick Martin! Now Harvey Korman! It is a sad week for comedy!

  7. Blessings to Harvey Korman’s family!!

    I swear, he and Tim Conway, made me laugh until it hurt on my worst days. He will be well remembered.

    Rest In Peace Harvey

  8. Thanks Harvey , for making us laugh so hard so often.
    You did great work Mr Korman and we won’t forget you.

    Rest Easy.

  9. In the skits with Tim Conway, the funniest thing was watching Korman try NOT to laugh. When Tim did his Extremely Slow Old Man character, I loved watching Korman’s eyes bug out…I bet the coronor will find MUCH scar tissue inside Mr. Korman’s cheeks where he used to bite down to keep from guffawing.

    Rest in peace Harvey. I’m sure you’re in a place where it’s safe to LOL now.

  10. Rest in peace, Harvey. You made the world a MUCH better place by making us laugh. I still laugh every time I watch Blazing Saddles or History of the World. Thanks for the laughs.

  11. Well said Jimmy the C…..

    It was soo funny watching Harvey try not to laugh and Tim just tormenting him.

    When he did laugh everyone watching burst out! Hahaaa!
    What a great show that was and what a great talent we lost.

  12. And no word about Alexander Courage passing away?

    Without him as a composer Star Trek (TOS) would be a lot less enjoyable (just listen to the awful scores from ENTERPRISE!) and as a conductor most of Goldsmiths works would by far not sound as good as they do!

    ZAR.

  13. Hedy Lamarr will live on forever…Thank you Harvey for everything you gave to us….