Thursday, May 29, 2008
Harvey Korman (1927-2008)
That's Hedley Lamarr.
The great comic character actor, so memorable as the villain in Mel Brooks' Blazing Saddles and in countless sketches during his long run on The Carol Burnett Show, has died at 81.
His appearances in many series were frequent as well as a continuing role in many of The Pink Panther films. He even had multiple parts in the infamous 1978 Star Wars Holiday Special.
Still, it's his work with Burnett for which he will be most remembered, from Eunice's husband Ed to trying his best not to break up at Tim Conway's antics during the skits.
RIP Mr. Korman.