RIP: Tim Conway dies at 85

The comedian who many of us grew up watching on TV, Tim Conway, has now passed on to his eternal reward at age 85.

According to TMZ

Conway’s rep, Howard Bragman, says Tim was battling complications from normal pressure hydrocephalus — an accumulation of spinal fluid on the brain. He had reportedly been suffering from dementia … and had been under a conservatorship formed to make medical care decisions. The court appointed his wife, Charlene, his conservator.

Conway was known for his part on the Carol Burnett Show:

Tim, along with Harvey Korman, starred brilliantly on “The Carol Burnett Show.” Their scenes with Carol were legendary … with all 3 stars constantly trying — and often succeeding — in making the other crack up on camera. He was originally a guest star when the series started in 1967, but became a regular in 1975, and remained a fixture on it until it ended in 1978.

He went on to guest star on many, many, many TV comedies … such as “Married with Children,” “Cybill,” and “The Larry Sanders Show.”



They also note that he won 6 Emmys, most of which were for his part on the Carol Burnett Show:

He’s a 6-time Emmy winner — 4 for ‘Carol Burnett’ and one each for guest roles on “Coach and “30 Rock” — and took home a Golden Globe in 1976, too.

Tim is survived by his wife, 7 kids and 2 granddaughters.

Here’s a video of Conway making everyone laugh on the set for the Carol Burnett Show. It’s hilarious:

 
And lastly, here’s an interview with Conway on EWTN from 2014. I didn’t realize this until today, but Conway became Catholic as a young man, some years after he’d broken his back while playing football, and has remained a Christian his entire life. Praise the Lord!

Tim Conway was certainly one of a kind and will be missed. RIP.

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jaspersilvis
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I am going to watch “Private Eyes” in his honor! My favorite Don Knotts and Tim Conway movie!

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Awwww….RIP, Tim!

Another reminder gone of the days when humor was good, clean, fun!!

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I’ve been sitting here thinking about all the great comedians of yore and I just remembered another. No matter what your personal opinion of him now or whether or not you believe the charges he was convicted of……Bill Cosby was one of the great comedians. He came out on stage, sat down in a chair and told stories, sans any curse words or foul language to great laughter and a happy audience. Who can forget “This is not the woman that raised me!”.

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Lillie Belle I knew from the very moment that Bill was being accused of sexual assault that Bill was in the left’s crosshairs. He became a victim of the left’s attempts to assassinate his character and to destroy his integrity. The left feared Bill because his message is the antithesis of what the leftist’s want the black community to believe they are, victims. If you noticed ever since Bill chastised the black community for not taking personal responsibility for their plight the left went into full attack mode. They did to Bill exactly what they did to Herman Cain, they used the sexual assault card to shut him up and get him out of the way. The whole scenario played out just like it did with Herman cain. The left fears independent thinking conservative blacks and latinos. They will stop at nothing to maintain their decades long 95% control over… Read more »

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@Conserve 58 Well said, and I absolutely agree.

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Master of the innuendo.
RIP and God bless Tim Conway

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The Tim Conways, Don Knotts, Harvey Coreman’s, Carroll Burnettes, Vickie Lawrences, Dick Van Dyke’s and Dom DeLuises of the world… Treasures one and all… I will miss you greatly, Tim.. You were effing hilarious.. Especially the slow-walkin’ “Goin’ as fast as I can…” routine.. Heaven is definitely better for you being there with you and your pals smile

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A great man who made millions smile and laugh. He was truly a blessing to the world. Rest in peace.

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One of the funniest skids I ever saw was when he was playing the part of a jockey.TO make him shorter they put a hole in the stage,put small Jockey boots on his knees and his feet below the stage.Funny funny.He is a tremendous Fan of the Jockeys and when able appeared at many of their Jockey charity events.Great man

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RIP
thanks for the memories and laughter

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RIP heart I loved watching Tim, a true gifted comedian who didn’t need foul words or stupidity to be funny.

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Back in the mid-90s, when I had my trucking company, I used to pull his stage show (Conway and Harvey Korman) from college to college. Got to watch the show from back stage and had the pleasure of meeting both of them, dining with them, and laughing so hard I couldn’t hardly eat. RIP, Sir, you will be missed.

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He was one of my favorite comedian.
Not many comedians can make me laugh like he did.

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Laura Bush’s mom died Friday at 99.

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You know Lillie Belle your post is the first news for me of her Death.I don;t remember her ever involving herself in politics or causes.

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Avatarbigsir74 I don’t think it’s been reported that widely. She wasn’t a political person, just the mother of a Texas governor’s wife, who then became the First Lady of the United States.

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She sure wasn’t and I never heard either party criticizing Mrs. Bush.God Bless her and I am sure he did it often.Have a nice evening

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Had not heard that thanks.

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“You know something, Amos? The Lord poured your brains in with a teaspoon and somebody joggled his arm. I keep tryin’ to tell you we ain’t got no lead to throw, and no powder to throw it with!”

“Oh, that’s right. I keep forgettin’.”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hRr63VplwVY

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I love that movie!! clapping clapping thumbsup

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The sequel is great, too.

“You wanna stop talkin’ to that donkey? It’s embarrassin’!”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hz2igYk1v7M

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Yes, it was!

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Paul Newman, Bob Hope, Tim Conway, Drew Carey, Patricia Heaton, Ruby Dee, Jim Backus, Hal Holbrook, Lillian Gish, Steph Curry, Jim Brown, Darrell Issa, Anne Heche, (amongtst others) – all sons and daughters of CLEVELAND – and me too!

We’ve missed you Tim, “May the Lord let His light shine upon you and may you rest in peace:”

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I defy anyone to watch Tim’s Elephant Story and not crack up laughing out loud. And when Vicki Lawrence calls him a little a$$hole, well, I lost it. I’m so sad about Tim’s death. He is a reminder of how funny comedians could be without being shocking and vile. I don’t think kids today have anyone like him to enjoy. And that’s the saddest part of all… I hope Harvey Korman was there to welcome Tim Home. RIP Tim. We will never forget you.

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Red Skelton and Tim Conway were two of the most talented comedians ever! There is NO ONE can hold a candle to them! Most “comedians” today are foul-mouthed jerks!

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AvatarDramamama60 Tim could get people to bust a gut laughing with good, clean, wholesome fun. That type of comedy is rarely found today.

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AvatarDramamama60 I do so agree! Red Skelton was one of my all time favorite.

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Clem Kadiddlehopper was my favorite character.

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bikerhoopbikerhoop Mine, too.

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bikerhoopbikerhoop I was an adoring fan of Red Skelton. I never missed an episode. I also liked his tramp character. Red always signed off his show with, “God bless and good night.”

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Aww, so glad you added joy to the story, Scoop! See you later Mr. Conway. I’m sure God could use a good laugh these days. heart

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May you rest in peace Tim. You will be missed.

You were one of the funniest people I have ever seen. Not many comedians could elicit eye watering gut laughter from me, but you did regularly. Your kind of comedy will be sorely missed.

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Hear, hear!

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Godspeed Tim.

You and your friend Harvey are together again.

Thanks for the memories and laughs.

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Ah yes, a comedian who was actually funny. RIP Tim.

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He was one of my favorite people on TV. I ALWAYS looked forward to seeing him on The Carol Burnett Show. What he used to do to Harvey Korman was beyond funny. The dentist skit and the Nazi interrogator where two other brilliant skits. Not to mention his Dorf on Golf videos.

What a sad day it is. What a wonderful humorist! RIP my friend!

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First Doris Day left us yesterday at age 97, now Tim Conway. Almost all the good ones are gone! whew

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Didn’t hear about Doris Day! Sad.

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SheerPoliticsSheerPolitics I just found out about Doris Day’s passing. She was all class. I miss that generation very much.

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We learned yesterday of Doris Day’s death, and today we learn we’ve lost Tim Conway. We’re losing too quickly the talented icons that brought me so much pleasure growing up (which I’m still doing, BTW). It should be no surprise, but my favorite Tim Conway movie was The Apple Dumpling Gang. My favorite Doris Day movie was Calamity Jane.

We also lost Peggy Lipton last Friday, the same day I lost one of my dogs. And, two of my HS classmates have passed away in the last 10 days. My heart is sad.

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Lillie BelleLillie Belle I whole heartedly concur. I loved the variety shows we grew up with. I loved the Carol Burnett show. She had the best comedians of any variety show on TV. Harvey Korman and Tim Conway were a perfect match. They would get me on all fours laughing my face off.

Tim’s characters were some of the best ever created. Mr. Tudwick and Dorf on golf were two exceptionally funny characters. I used to love it when Tim would get Harvey to break character and it happened a lot.

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@Conserve 58 I’ve been saving up my money to make a visit to Time Life for some of those wonderful variety show collections, as well as several music collections. It’s time to get started collecting and enjoying!!

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Lillie BelleLillie Belle I’m sure you remember the Dean Martin roasts, Johnathan Winters, Jackie Gleason, Laugh In and Flip Wilson shows? Now that was good clean, wholesome entertainment.

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@Conserve 58 Yes, I do! They were so good, as was the Dean Martin show. I had both on my TimeLife list, but neither seem to be there any longer. Procrastination can cause great pain sometimes!! But, Johnny Carson is still available! I loved him, too, and from what I remember of the TV “ad” , all those you listed above are there, plus so many more greats……..along with Johnny and the zoo animals.

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Lillie BelleLillie Belle Did you look on Amazon? I buy almost all of my books and DVDs there used, and they’re considerably cheaper.

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Tim Conway was one of the best! The Carol Burnett show had the best comedians in the business. My favorite sketch was the dentist chair with Tim as the dentist, Harvey as the patient and Tim kept accidentally sticking himself with the novocaine. Harvey could hardly contain his laughter.

I was told that they would practice each skit prior to going live, and when they actually went live, Tim always changed the lines and made it his mission to make everyone laugh. It worked and proved to be funnier that the original sketch! He was a master.

The good news is that Heaven is having great laughs enjoying this most talented and gracious man. RIP Tim Conway, you will be missed but luckily still enjoyed by millions through the history of your appearances on TV. clapping clapping thumbsup thumbsup heart heart

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Rae from MinnesotaRae from Minnesota I couldn’t agree more. Tim was one of my favorite comedians of all time. He could get me to bust out laughing hilariously with just a look.

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That clip looks like the set of All In The Family.

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Conway——————–rumor has it the elephant and the dwarf were lovers
LGBTQ+E(elephant)—-we call it marriage

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Scoop! You got to post the Went with the Wind episode!!

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Tim was an absolutely great comedian. Made me laugh soooooooooo many times. May he RIP

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Very funny guy. Lots of good memories of him when I was a kid. RIP Mr Conway. Tell Don Rickles hello! Two of the best.

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One of the best comedians ever to live. Clean comedy, which is nearly non-existent today. R.I.P.

I didn’t catch what grandma said on that last laugh. “That little…..”???

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Something like….did you hear that little assholes ???

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CheetoBusterCheetoBuster That is what it sounds like.

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Rest In Peace dearest jester. You were one of, if not THE funniest, people on the planet. You will sincerely be missed since most of those who call themselves comedians today can’t even come close to you and others like Carol Burnett and Harvey Korman.

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Tim Conway and the rest of the cast of the Carol Burnett Show had more talent than everyone in the industry today combined.

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I don’t know, that girl from the Bronx who’s now doing stand-up in DC is pretty hilarious. What’s her name again?

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ATAT Hopefully you’re not talking about Silverman.

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Doris Day as well. 97 years young. Rest in Peace for both of you.

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You know, the worst part of existence is slowly watching everything you ever grew up loving die over the course of your entire life. Sometimes I think that’s like, God’s cosmic joke on this species.

Which is why you have to joke back at it.

My dad died because couldn’t remember his blood type. But he was brave, he kept telling us the whole time to “be positive.” “Be positive! Be positive!” he kept saying, right up until he died. So inspiring.

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ATAT Funny you say that because come to think of it I don’t even know what my blood type is. I haven’t been to the doctor in many years. I donated plasma many years ago and they probably told me then, but it’s long gone from my memory now.

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He and Harvey Korman were an underrated comedy team.

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Doris Day and Tim Conway. Tough week so far.

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Peggy Lipton as well. Always in threes.

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Oh, I hadn’t heard that she died also. She wasn’t all that old.

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He was one of the best at comedy. A very funny man who should be the example for comedians to work towards. He will be missed.

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Well done good a faithful servant. Thanks for all the laughter throughout my life. RIP❣️

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