Harvey Korman

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  • Birth Name: Harvey Herschel Korman
  • Birth Place: Chicago, IL
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 02/15/1927, Aquarius
  • Date of Death: 05/29/2008
  • Profession: Actor
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Harvey Korman Fast Facts:
  • Began acting in plays while in kindergarten.
  • Served in the U.S. Navy during WWII.
  • Attempted to find work on Broadway for 13 years; then moved to Hollywood.
  • Voiced the Great Gazoo on The Flintstones.
  • Big break came in 1964 when he landed a regular role on The Danny Kaye Show.
  • Appeared on The Carol Burnett Show for 10 years beginning in 1967 and won four Emmys.
  • Appeared in four Mel Brooks movies, most notably as Hedley Lamarr in Blazing Saddles (1974).
  • In later years, toured the U.S. with Tim Conway in a two-man comedy show.
  • Harvey Korman Relationships:
  • Deborah Fritz Korman - Wife
  • Katherine Korman - Daughter
  • Cyril Korman - Father
  • Ellen Korman - Mother
  • Maria Korman - Daughter
  • Christopher Korman - Son
  • Laura Korman - Daughter
  • Donna Elhart - Ex-wife
  • Harvey Korman Awards:
  • 1977 Emmy: Outstanding Continuing or Single Performance by a Supporting Actor in Variety or Music - Nominee
  • 1974 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television - Nominee
  • 1975 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television - Winner
  • 1973 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television - Nominee
  • 1972 Golden Globe: Actor in a Supporting Role - Series or Television Movie - Nominee
  • 1969 Emmy: Special Classifications of Individual Achievements - Winner
  • 1976 Emmy: Outstanding Continuing or Single Performance by a Supporting Actor in Variety or Music - Nominee
  • 1973 Emmy: Outstanding Achievement by a Supporting Performer in Music or Variety - Nominee
  • 1971 Emmy: Special Classification of Outstanding Program and Individual Achievement - Individuals - Winner
  • 1972 Emmy: Outstanding Achievement by a Performer in Music or Variety - Winner
  • 1974 Emmy: Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy-Variety, Variety or Music Series - Winner
  • College:
  • Goodman School of Drama, Chicago, IL (BFA in Acting, 1950)

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