Tim Conway, ‘Carol Burnett Show’ star, dead at 85

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According to People, before his death, "he suffered complications from Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus (NPH) and had no signs of dementia or Alzheimer's".

In his later years, Conway did numerous guest appearances - winning additional Emmys for roles in the sitcoms Coach and 30 Rock - and voiceover work in animation, including SpongeBob Squarepants.

Although Conway made his mark on the entertainment industry beginning in 1962, with his Emmy-nominated performance in McHale's Navy, he continued giving critically acclaimed performances through the current decade.

He would find greater success in the comedy sketches on Burnett's show starting in 1968.

"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.

"Tim's goal in life was to destroy [costar] Harvey Korman", she told the crowd, according to The Hollywood Reporter. In one such incident, Conway was fond of recalling, he caused castmate Harvey Korman to wet his trousers from laughter.

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Conway worked at WJW in the 60s. Conway joined the cast as a regular in 1975 after being a frequent guest.

At a 2013 event promoting his memoir, What's So Funny? "The truth is I don't think there's anything else I could be doing so the answer would have to be, nothing ..."

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

"They used to do 33 shows a year on Burnett", he told the L.A. Times. He said they failed because he was not comfortable being the star.

Korman died in 2008. He also briefly headlined his own variety series and co-starred in several Disney live-action comedies during the '70s, such as The Apple Dumpling Gang and The Shaggy D.A.

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