Friday, May 30, 2008

In Memorium: Harvey Korman

The Great Gazoo has passed away as the result of complications from a ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm he had suffered four months previously.

Emmy Award & Golden globe Award-winning Actor Harvey Korman, struggled for years to break into show business, but once he did he became a comedic mainstay for many decades starting with "The Danny Kaye Show" before moving onto his immortal run on "The Carol Burnett Show" where he spent the next ten years.

Korman also appeared on the big screen in the Mel Brooks classic Blazing Saddles, among other roles. I fondly remember his voice work on the prime-time family cartoon series, The Flintstones in the 1960's where in addition to occasionally providing other background character voices, his unmistakable nasal twang emanated from the otherworldly imp, The Great Gazoo.

1 comment:

Mr. Karswell said...

You forgot to mention his legendary appearance on The Star Wars Holiday Special. Oh wait, maybe you didn't mention that for a reason...

But yeah, totally stole the Carol Burnett Show right out from everyone. I also like how you used the word "twang" today in the bio. Actually it's spelled "TWANNG!"