Tim Conway, 'Carol Burnett Show' star, dead at 85

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Actor Tim Conway, who most famously appeared on The Carol Burnett Show, has died at the age of 85. Photo by Alex Erde/Wikimedia Commons
Actor Tim Conway, who most famously appeared on "The Carol Burnett Show," has died at the age of 85. Photo by Alex Erde/Wikimedia Commons

May 14 (UPI) -- Tim Conway, a television and film actor best known for starring in The Carol Burnett Show, has died at the age of 85.

Conway's representative Howard Bragman confirmed his death to People magazine. Conway died in Los Angeles on Tuesday. He suffered complications from Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus prior to his death.


Variety also confirmed Conway's death. He is survived by his second wife Charlene Conway and seven children that he shared with his first wife Mary Anne Dalton including sons Jamie, Tim Jr., Pat, Corey and Shawn and daughters Jackie and Kelly.

Conway guest starred on CBS' The Carol Burnett Show multiple times before becoming a series regular in 1975 until the show ended in 1978. He portrayed a number of characters on the series including the Oldest Man and Mr. Tudball.

Conway won six Emmy awards over his career including three times as a supporting performer on The Carol Burnett Show and once as a member of the program's writing staff. His other Emmy wins come from his guest appearances on Coach in 1996 and 30 Rock in 2008.


Conway also headlined his won sitcomThe Tim Conway Show which lasted one season in 1970 and a short-lived variety show of the same name in 1980. He portrayed Ensign Charles Parker on 138 episodes of McHale's Navy and its two feature films, and voiced Barnacle Boy on Spongebob Squarepants.

Other television roles include appearances on Newhart, Married...With Children in a recurring role, The Larry Sanders Show, Mad About You, The Drew Carey Show, Yes, Dear in a recurring role, Two and a Half Men, Glee and Hot in Cleveland, among others.

Conway's film roles included appearances in The Longshot, Dear God, Speed 2: Cruise Control and a number of Disney films including The World's Greatest Athlete, The Apple Dumpling Gang and The Shaggy D.A., among others.

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