Emmy-winning Comedian Harvey Korman Dead at 81
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, known for his work on
The Carol Burnett Show
, died on Thursday in Los Angeles. He was 81.
In a statement, Korman's family said his death was related to complications from a ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm that occurred four months ago.
Korman got his start on TV in 1964 with
The Danny Kaye Show
. When it was canceled three years later, he joined
. Korman went on to have his own, eponymous series - which did not last long - and eventually began working in film, too. Perhaps his most famous role was in
' 1974 Western satire,
, but Korman also appeared in numerous other movies, including Brooks'
History of the World Part I
, as well as two
, among others.
On TV, Korman's guest appearances spanned a range of shows, such as
The Muppet Show
The Love Boat
In a 2005 interview, says the AP, Korman commented on his career, and mused why his own show didn't succeed. "It takes a certain type of person to be a television star," he said. "I didn't have whatever that is. I come across as kind of snobbish and maybe a little too bright.... Give me something bizarre to play or put me in a dress and I'm fine."
Korman is survived by his wife and four children.
- Anna Dimond
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