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Tim Conway Of 'The Carol Burnett Show' Dead At 85

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Tim Conway, who found fame on the “The Carol Burnett Show,” is dead at 85.

Conway died at 8:45 a.m. Tuesday in Los Angeles “after a long illness,” his rep Howard Bragman told HuffPost.

According to People, which first reported the news, the actor suffered from normal pressure hydrocephalus (NPH) shortly before he died. Contrary to previous reports, the outlet said Conway was not suffering from dementia or Alzheimer’s.

Conway is best known for his time on the variety show, “The Carol Burnett Show,” where he often made his colleagues Harvey Korman and Burnett crack up, with his characters like “Oldest Man.”

In one of his most famous sketches, Conway portrayed a dentist who accidentally injects Novocain into himself while trying to work on his patient (played by Korman).  

In addition to his work on “The Carol Burnett Show,” Conway is remembered for his role on the TV show “McHale’s Navy” and as the voice of the character Barnacle Boy on “SpongeBob SquarePants.” He also made numerous appearances on shows like “Married With Children,” “The Larry Sanders Show” and “30 Rock.” 

Conway won a total of four Emmys for his time on “The Carol Burnett Show” and two for his guest appearances on the shows “Coach” and “30 Rock.” He also won a Golden Globe in 1976 for “Burnett.” 

According to People, he is survived by his wife, his stepdaughter, his six biological children and his two granddaughters.

This article has been updated with more details about Conway’s life and career.


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