Tim Conway Dead - 'Carol Burnett Show' Passes Away at 85

Tim Conway appears on NBC News'

Tim Conway appears on NBC News'"Today show

People reports Conway faced complicates from Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus and showed no signs of dementia or Alzheimer's.

Nevertheless, Burnett considered him a master of comedy.

The actor is best known for his work on "The Carol Burnett Show" where he cracked his castmates up with his signature deadpan comic delivery. While Conway was rarely a regular or even recurring presence on any show over the past 40 years, he brought the goods every single time he popped up on screen, be it on 30 Rock, Mad About You, Ellen, Newhart, or many many awards shows.

Conway, who changed his first name from Thomas to Tim so as to avoid confusion with actor Tom Conway, had his own short-lived sitcom in 1970. Pandemonium breaks out, as Match Game's resident lothario Richard Dawson dips Burnett and plants a kiss on her. Rayburn mimics Dawson, except he grabs Conway instead.

"Nobody could be with Tim and keep a straight face once he got on a roll", Burnett said in a 2003 interview with the Television Academy Foundation. His most-beloved Burnett show characters were the Oldest Man and Mr. Tudball. "'SO LEAVE ME IF YOU NEED TOO, I WILL STILL REMEMBER, ANGEL FLYING TOO CLOSE TO THE GROUND.' I want to thank everyone for their prayers, love and support over the past year or so".

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He was a staple of TV variety programs and comedy shows for roughly half a century.

Conway would also enjoy memorable guest roles in series like Married. with Children and Yes, Dear, along with voicing Barnacle Boy in SpongeBob SquarePants.

His movie work included "The World's Greatest Athlete" in 1973, "The Apple Dumpling Gang" in 1975, "The Shaggy D.A." in 1976, "The Prize Fighter" in 1979 and "Private Eyes" in 1980.

Korman died in 2008. He said Dorf was one of his favorite characters.

Conway was born on December 15, 1933, just outside of Cleveland, Ohio, in nearby Willoughby, Illinois.

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