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Tim Conway, star of 'The Carol Burnett Show,' dies at 85

Tim Conway, star of 'The Carol Burnett Show,' dies at 85

Tim Conway, a multiple Emmy victor and star of The Carol Burnett Show, died Tuesday in Los Angeles, per The Hollywood Reporter. Prior to his death, he had suffered complications from normal pressure hydrocephalus (NPH) and had no signs of dementia or Alzheimer's, Bragman said.

He appeared as a core member in 66 episodes of "The Carol Burnett Show", where his delivery and improvisational wit often left his castmates in stitches.

On the cartoon " SpongeBob SquarePants", he voiced Barnacle Boy, the underappreciated sidekick of Mermaid Man, voiced by the late Ernest Borgnine. My Hilarious Life. Conway also headlined two shows that ran one season each, in 1970 and a variety show from 1980-81.

One person said: "Rest In Peace to one of my all time favourites and one of the most beloved comedians of all time Tim Conway". A court battle between his wife, Charlene Conway, and his daughter, Kelly Conway, over his guardianship was settled in April. In one such incident, Conway was fond of recalling, he caused castmate Harvey Korman to wet his trousers from laughter.

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Born Thomas Daniel Conway on December 15, 1933, in Willoughby, OH, Conway attended Bowling Green State University, where he studied television and radio.

Conway won several Emmy Awards and a Golden Globe for his work over the years. He soon became a regular.

"McHale's Navy" fans loved watching Ensign Parker infuriate the ever-flammable Captain Binghamton (played by Joe Flynn), but it was Conway's work on Burnett's show that would bring him lasting fame.

Conway was married to Mary Anne Dalton from 1961 until 1978 and they had six children together.