Publicist Howard Bragman said Conway died in the Los Angeles area on Tuesday morning. He was not suffering from dementia or Alzheimer's disease, Bragman said. It was his work in Carol Burnett's variety show that really stood out, however, as he earned a Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actor in the series as well as several Primetime Emmys.
Besides the four Emmys he won with Burnett (three as a performer, one as a writer), he won Emmys for guest appearances in 1996 for "Coach" and in 2008 for "30 Rock". Conway made New York City home and went on to land a breakout role on McHale's Navy beginning in 1962.More news: Barr Orders Connecticut Prosecutor to Investigate Mueller Probe
Nevertheless, Burnett considered him a master of comedy. Korman was a close friend of Conway's who often broke into laughs during Conway's performances.
"Tim's goal in life was to destroy [costar] Harvey Korman", she told the crowd, according to The Hollywood Reporter.More news: Charges Against Conor McGregor Have Been Dropped From Incident In Miami Beach
In one popular skit, Conway's portrayal of an inept dentist who accidentally injects himself with painkiller resulted in Korman, who was playing the patient, laughing so hard that he wet his trousers, Burnett said. His most-beloved Burnett show characters were the Oldest Man and Mr. Tudball.
At a 2013 event promoting his memoir, What's So Funny? "The truth is I don't think there's anything else I could be doing so the answer would have to be, nothing ..." But if you remove the oil crisis and the fallout from the Vietnam war and the rise of serial killers, there's a version of the '70s embodied in the clip above that I just want to live in.More news: HTC flagships getting a slice of Android Pie starting this month