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.

Awards

  • 1972, Golden Globe — Actor in a Supporting Role - Series or Television Movie: Nominee
  • 1974, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television: Nominee
  • 1973, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television: 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
  • 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
  • 1973, Emmy — Outstanding Achievement by a Supporting Performer in Music or Variety: Nominee
  • 1977, Emmy — Outstanding Continuing or Single Performance by a Supporting Actor in Variety or Music: Nominee
  • 1975, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television: Winner

Relationships

  • Donna Elhart — Ex-wife
  • Ellen Korman — Mother
  • Maria Korman — Daughter
  • Christopher Korman — Son
  • Deborah Fritz Korman — Wife
  • Katherine Korman — Daughter
  • Cyril Korman — Father
  • Laura Korman — Daughter

College

  • Goodman School of Drama, Chicago, IL (BFA in Acting, 1950)

Details

  • Birth Name: Harvey Herschel Korman
  • Birth Place: Chicago, IL
  • Birthday: February 15, 1927, Aquarius
  • Died: May 29, 2008
  • Profession: Actor
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