Tim Conway, star of the 'Carol Burnett Show,' dies at 85


The actor is best known for his work on "The Carol Burnett Show" where he cracked his castmates up with his signature deadpan comic delivery.

The beloved comedic actor died at 8:45 a.m.in the Los Angeles area Tuesday, according to his longtime publicist Howard Bragman and his daughter, Kelly Conway.

"The Carol Burnett Show" aired on CBS from 1967-1978. But meeting Conway when he guest-starred on The Larry Sanders Show was "all I dreamed it would be", Apatow wrote, adding that Conway was "as kind as he was amusing".

Conway's later work included voicing a character on SpongeBob SquarePants and The Simpsons. Conway added two additional Emmys to his substantial trophy collection in 1996 and 2008 for his supporting roles as Kenny inCoach and Bucky Bright in 30 Rock. "She said why don't you just be a regular on the show?"

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"Nobody could be with Tim and keep a straight face once he got on a roll", Burnett said in a 2003 interview with the Television Academy Foundation.

"People have often asked me, 'If you weren't in show business, what would you be doing?'" Conway wrote in his memoir "What's So Funny?: My Hilarious Life". Conan O'Brien said "no one made me laugh harder" growing up than Conway, whom he called a "sweets and effortlessly amusing man". He starred in live-action Disney movies, including The Apple Dumpling Gang with Don Knotts and The Shaggy D.A.

"They used to do 33 shows a year on Burnett", he told the L.A. Times.