Thursday, May 29, 2008

Rest In Peace, Harvey Korman

I'm so glad we had this time, together
Just to have a laugh, or sing a song

Seem we just get started,
And before you know it,

Comes the time we have to say
So Long.

The versatile comedic performer, 81, best known as part of the ensemble that appeared on The Carol Burnett Show from 1967 to 1978, passed away Thursday in Los Angeles. He had been suffering complications stemming from a ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm.

Korman started as a voice actor on The Flintstones (as the Great Gazoo) and as a guest star on countless early-1960s TV programs, earning his big break on The Danny Kaye Show in 1964. His career peaked in the 1970s, when he acted in the Mel Brooks comedies Blazing Saddles (as the diabolical Hedley Lamarr) and High Anxiety, and starred on The Carol Burnett Show, for which he won four Emmys and a Golden Globe.

And he made us laugh. What a nice thing to do.

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