Beloved Actor And Comedian Tim Conway Has Died at 85-Years-Old

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He died Tuesday morning in a Los Angeles care facility, according to Howard Bragman, who heads LaBrea Media. Prior to his death, he suffered complications from Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus (NPH) and had no signs of dementia or Alzheimer's.

Conway won three Emmys for co-starring in The Carol Burnett Show, which ran from 1967 to 1978, and a fourth as a member of its writing team.

In an interview with the LA Times in 2013, Tim Conway discussed his early career and family.

The newly self-christened Tim Conway soon got an even bigger break in 1962 with the role of the bumbling ensign on "McHale's".

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He continued developing memorable characters after his "Carol Burnett" years.

Actor Tim Conway speaks onstage during the 17th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards rehearsals held at The Shrine Auditorium on January 29, 2011 in Los Angeles, California.

Conway also starred in the "Dorf" series of short videos as a sawed-off golf instructor, borrowing the accent his Mr. Tudball character used. He moved to NY to join "The Steve Allen Show" in the early 1960s, where there was already a staffer named Tom Conway. He also won two more Emmys for his guest appearances on "Coach" in 1996 and on "30 Rock" in 2008. Born Thomas D. Conway on December 15, 1933, in Willoughby, Ohio, he grew up in the curiously named community of Chagrin Falls, which later inspired his unique comedy routines.

In 1961, comedian Rose Marie discovered Conway at a Cleveland TV station and arranged for him to audition for "The Steve Allen Show".

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She said Conway would stick with a sketch's script through dress rehearsal but once it was time to tape the performance for a broadcast, he began freelancing. So, he became Tim Conway.

Burnett and Lawrence were joined by a long roster of Hollywood stars in honoring the great comedian today, as other comics praised Conway as a comic's comic.

Conway is survived by his wife of 35 years, Charlene, a stepdaughter and six biological children from his first marriage, including KFI-AM talk show host Tim Conway Jr.

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