Comedian And Actor Tim Conway Dies at 85


People reports that the actor, who was perhaps best known for his work inThe Carol Burnett Show in the mid '70s, passed away on Tuesday from complications associated with Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus.

The Hollywood Reporter reported Tuesday that Conway died this morning in Los Angeles. Conway had been suffering from dementia and unable to speak following brain surgery in September.

Those qualities probably contributed to his wide popularity on "The Carol Burnett Show", which he joined in 1975 after years as a frequent guest.

Conway's later work included voicing a character on SpongeBob SquarePants and The Simpsons.

Conway's improvisational antics frequently cracked up his co-stars, foremost among them Harvey Korman.

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Of his long-lived career in showbusiness, Conway once said, "I don't feature myself as being the head man".

Conway, who was born on December 15, 1933, grew up near Cleveland and after serving in the Army worked in Cleveland radio and developed comedy routines. He also won guest actor Emmys for a 1996 appearance on "Coach" and another in 2008 for "30 Rock". He attended Bowling Green State University and served in the U.S. Army.

Conway first found television fame on the 1960s comedy "McHale's Navy" playing Ensign Parker, a befuddled by-the-book officer in a group of unconventional sailors in the Pacific during World War Two.

After Marie took him under her wing, Conway snagged a part on the weekly variety series The Steve Allen Show.

Conway is survived by his wife of 35 years, Charlene, and six children from his first marriage, including KFI-AM (640) talk show host Tim Conway, Jr. and his daughter Kelly Conway, who had fought with her stepmother in court over his care.