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RIP Harvey Korman

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You'll remember him as Hedley Lamarr in Blazing Saddles, Dr. Charles Montague in High Anxiety, Count de Monet in History of the World: Part I, and Dr. Jack Seward in Dracula: Dead and Loving It. He made many many television appearances, including The Jack Benny Show, The Lucy Show, The Flintstones, The Munsters, The Harvey Korman Show, The Tim Conway Show, Mama's Family, The Love Boat, and most memorably in The Carol Burnett Show, where he attempted to keep a straight face week after week under the onslaught of overwhelming silliness. Harvey Korman died today at the UCLA Medical Center. He was 81.

Continue reading to see some footage of a comedy master.

The Dentist

Intermezzo for Two Pianos

Dracula: Dead and Loving It

Hedley Lamarr

History of the World Part I

Born Free Parody

$20 Whore

The Star Wars Holiday Special

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8 Comments

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He will be missed.

said Baierman on May 29, 2008 11:37 PM.

I was saddened when I heard of this. Shame you neglected to mention his stellar performance in The Star Wars Holiday Special.

said DJ Maniak on May 30, 2008 7:33 AM.

Oh wow, I meant to mention that! I've added a video clip.

said Miss Cellania on May 30, 2008 9:23 AM.

I'm sad. He was my first comedian.

said Don't Swayze Bro on May 30, 2008 9:48 AM.

Aw, bummer, man. One of THE funniest people ever.

Lovely post, with lots of great clips, Miss Cellania.

said Jeem on May 30, 2008 12:21 PM.

My regards to Mr. korman's family,
My respect for the man was great, as he did not use public profanity like eddie murphy or chris rock trying to be funny.
he was above that and much funnier.
I plan to study his career, so I can be genuinely funny like him.
A TRUE class act.

said darrel smith on June 1, 2008 11:56 PM.

Damn the Academy for humoring him by denying him a nomination for Best Supporting Actor for Blazing Saddles.

said JS on June 6, 2008 12:23 PM.

Why are we loosing so many greats lately?

said Jeni Gump on June 29, 2008 3:34 PM.
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