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Thursday, May 29, 2008

Emmy Award Winning Comedian, Harvey Korman Passes Away

Harvey Korman passed away today, due to complications from the rupture of an abdominal aortic aneurysm, four months ago; he was 81.

Korman is best known for his role on the 'Carol Burnett Show', where was in his element, sketch comedy. He won 4 Prime Time Emmys.
Korman most memorable film role was the outlandish Hedley Lamarr in Mel Brooks' 1974 Western satire, "Blazing Saddles." He would make several movies with Brooks over his film carrier.

Korman was always known for his slightly off center straight man roles. He was always the befuddled character that brought a sense of order to chaotic situations, only to have it unravel inevitably.
My favorite scenes with Korman were when he teamed up with Tim Conway. They were much like Abbott and Costello with Korman in the Bud Abbott role.