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betlynjua

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We Lost Another Entertainer - This One A Comic Genius
« on: May 14, 2019, 10:27:25 am »
Moments ago I logged out of Fusion Cash.  When I went to the front page of my browser, I saw the sad headline -

Tim Conway passed away after a battle with alzheimer's disease.   :( I will never forget his role on the Carol Burnett Show.

He was certainly a rare talent and will be missed for a long time.

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Re: We Lost Another Entertainer - This One A Comic Genius
« Reply #1 on: May 14, 2019, 11:08:40 am »
I agree, Tim Conway was one of those comedians that had me laughing every time I saw him.   The Carol Burnett show was one of the funniest shows ever on TV, at least in my opinion, for whatever it's worth.   

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« Reply #2 on: May 14, 2019, 11:23:01 am »
This is sad news indeed.  I had read about his condition, but it must have reached the point of no return.  He was invaluable to the humor on The Carol Burnett Show, in a way that was beyond estimation.  All of the recurring characters on that show had such a 'family' feel to them.  Tim was also a patron of horse racing playing a vital role in co-founding The Don MacBeth Memorial Jockey Fund along with former jockey, Chris McCarron, named after a well-known Canadian/American jockey, whose widow informed Conway that no such fund existed to assist injured or disabled riders. 

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« Reply #3 on: May 14, 2019, 12:21:34 pm »
I saw that Tim Conway passed away.  So sorry for his family's loss.  I use to love to watch him on the Carol Burnett Show.  He was so funny.

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Re: We Lost Another Entertainer - This One A Comic Genius
« Reply #4 on: May 14, 2019, 01:48:34 pm »
Moments ago I logged out of Fusion Cash.  When I went to the front page of my browser, I saw the sad headline -

Tim Conway passed away after a battle with alzheimer's disease.   :( I will never forget his role on the Carol Burnett Show.

He was certainly a rare talent and will be missed for a long time.

I just saw this on twitter but didn't know if it was true.  Not saw it any where else.  I always liked him.

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Re: We Lost Another Entertainer - This One A Comic Genius
« Reply #5 on: May 14, 2019, 02:18:25 pm »
He was an extremely funny and talented man.  You described him right when you said a comic genius.  My family and I watched the Carol Burnett show and the reruns.  All the members of that cast were hilarious.  Especially when they cracked up laughing themselves over one of the cast saying something impromptu.

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« Reply #6 on: May 14, 2019, 02:37:52 pm »
RIP i loved him on the Carol Burnett Show.  He was one in a million and when he came on, I knew I would laugh.  They say things come in 3s so hopefully this will be the last entertainer we lose. 1) Doris Day 2) Peggy Lipton 3) Tim Conway.

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Re: We Lost Another Entertainer - This One A Comic Genius
« Reply #7 on: May 14, 2019, 02:51:59 pm »
So sad to hear about Tim Conway. He was the best second banana of all time. RIP.

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« Reply #8 on: May 14, 2019, 04:19:23 pm »
Yes he will, sorry to see him go.

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« Reply #9 on: May 14, 2019, 04:34:43 pm »
I didn't even know he passed away. Very sad day!

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Re: We Lost Another Entertainer - This One A Comic Genius
« Reply #10 on: May 14, 2019, 07:41:39 pm »
Tim Conway was one of the all time Greats in my opinion.  He always ad-libbed on the Carol Burnett Show.  The others often "lost it" when Tim went off on one of his side lines.......
The skit at the Dentist office is a favorite of mine
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the skit about elephants......

RIP Tim

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Re: We Lost Another Entertainer - This One A Comic Genius
« Reply #11 on: May 15, 2019, 04:20:22 am »
He was such a good, clean, wholesome entertainer ~ at least on TV.  That's a rare commodity now days.
Have a wonderful day!

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« Reply #12 on: May 15, 2019, 05:52:46 am »
I saw something about Carol Burnett having some kind of show that is like a tribute to him. Not sure when it is suppose to be on though.  She is pretty funny herself.

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Re: We Lost Another Entertainer - This One A Comic Genius
« Reply #13 on: May 15, 2019, 07:34:25 am »
I never particularly cared for his style of comedy. RIP Tim Conway.

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Re: We Lost Another Entertainer - This One A Comic Genius
« Reply #14 on: May 15, 2019, 07:47:56 am »
Carol Burnett pays tribute to co-star Tim Conway following his death at 85: 'He'll be in my heart forever'

* The TV star passed away at the age of 85 on Tuesday morning
* It was claimed that he had 'suffered complications from Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus (NPH)'
* And it was added that he had 'no signs of dementia or Alzheimer’s' even though earlier reports conflict that
* The comedian was best known for the TV variety series The Carol Burnett Show
*' He was one in a million, not only as a brilliant comedian but as a loving human being,' Burnett said
* She added, 'I cherish the times we had together both on the screen and off'
* He also starred in the series McHale's Navy and is the author of the memoir What’s So Funny? My Hilarious Life

Television legend Tim Conway has passed away at the age of 85, his publicist confirmed on Tuesday.

The iconic comedian was best known for his role on the TV variety series The Carol Burnett Show. But he also starred in the series McHale's Navy and is the author of the memoir What’s So Funny? My Hilarious Life.

The Ohio native had reportedly been suffering from dementia and in August his daughter Kelly had filed documents to become his conservator in an effort to oversee his medical needs.

'He was one in a million, not only as a brilliant comedian but as a loving human being,' Burnett said in a tribute shared to USA Today. 'I cherish the times we had together both on the screen and off. He'll be in my heart forever.'

He passed away at 8:45 am on Tuesday in the Los Angeles area, his rep Howard Bragman told People.

It was claimed that he had 'suffered complications from Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus (NPH).' And it was added that he had 'no signs of dementia or Alzheimer’s' even though earlier reports conflict that.

Conway was known for being able to play a wide range of characters and excelled at ad-libbing while doing sketch comedy.

He played several quirky characters on The Carol Burnett Show during the 1970s, such as the beloved Mr Tudball.

He won a Golden Globe Award for the series in 1976, along with Emmys in 1973, 1977 and 1978.

Conway attended Bowling State University then enlisted in the Army where he worked at a local radio station in Cleveland.

His first TV show was a small part on Channing in 1963 then he landed his gig as Ensign Charles Parker opposite Ernest Borgnine on McHale's Navy, which ran from 1962 until 1966.

Next came the 1967 series Rango and then a small part on That's Life.

He didn't become a household name until he landed a part on The Carol Burnett Show.

After a guest starring role, he was a regular from 1975 until 1978.

There he flourished with his sketch pieces, one of his best was playing a bumbling old man whose slow pace maddened his secretary.

'They used to do 33 shows a year on Burnett,' he told the Los Angeles Times. 'She said why don’t you just be a regular on the show? I said I will tell you what. I will do 32 shows and leave one week open at the end, so I can guest on somebody’s show. I always guested on her show, but I did have the right to go somewhere else. My job on every show was to break everybody up.'

He also took a stab at his own show, The Tim Conway Show, which was short lived.

Conway continued to guest star on shows like 1991's Carol & Company before he landed a more steady gig on Married... With Children as Ephraim *bleep*.

Tom also stood out opposite Craig T Nelson and Jerry Van Dyke on Coach in the mid Nineties - a role that won him an Emmy.

And in 1987 he began his series of Dorf how-to videos.

Conway produced nine Dorf videos in all, which focused on baseball, auto racing, and fishing.

More recently he voiced Barnacle Boy on SpongeBob SquarePants. 

In 2014 he made an appearance on Two And A Half Men with Ashton Kutcher. 

Conway was married to Mary Anne Dalton from 1961 until their divorce in 1978.

He is survived by second wife Charlene Conway, whom he married in 1984.

The star has seven children by Dalton, including KFI Los Angeles radio host Tim Conway Jr.

In August, his daughter worked hard to get a conservatorship so she could oversee his medical treatments.

The documents stated that his wife Charlene was 'planning to move him out of the excellent skilled nursing facility he is currently at.' 

Days later, Kelly sought a temporary restraining order to stop the move.

But in March, Charlene was appointed conservator of her husband, People added.

Burnett was not the only star to share a loving tribute.

Judd Apatow, the director of Knocked Up, stated, 'The amount of joy Tim Conway brought my family as a child was immeasurable. The man was pure comedy. Riotously funny. I finally got to see him work when he guest starred on The Larry Sanders show and he was all I dreamed he would be. As kind as he was funny. He will be missed.'

Oscar-winner Marlee Matlin also said, 'Sad to read of the passing of Tim Conway. Both Tim AND Harvey Korman couldn't have been any nicer AND funnier. Now together again making each other laugh. RIP.'

'The first time I can remember laughing so hard I couldn’t breathe was watching Tim Conway on the Carol Burnett show. Every character infused with a lovable crazy that broke me week after week. Timing, commitment and roll on the floor funny. Love Tim Conway, comic genius, RIP,' said Christopher Titus.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-7028667/Tim-Conway-iconic-comedian-best-known-Carol-Burnett-dies-age-85.html

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