Tim Conway of 'McHale's Navy,' 'Carol Burnett Show' dead at 85

Tim Conway in 2007

Tim Conway in 2007

Tim Conway, best known for his role in "The Carol Burnett Show", has died at the age of 85.

FILE PHOTO: Comedian and actor Tim Conway talks to reporters as he arrives on the red carpet before the 2013 Mark Twain Prize for American Humor presentation to actress and comedian Carol Burnett at the Kennedy Center in Washington October 20, 2013.

The cause of Conway's death was not publicized, but he reportedly suffered complications from Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus without 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.

The stars of 'The Carol Burnett Show, ' Clockwise from top: Vicki Lawrence, Harvey Korman, Carol Burnett and Tim Conway, circa 1975.

He won four Emmys and a Golden Globe Award during 11 years on the show - capping his career with another two Emmy statuettes for guest appearances in "Coach" (1996) and "30 Rock" (2008).

The actor was a student at Bowling State University and served in the United States Army, People.com says.

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

"The first time I can remember laughing so hard I couldn't breathe was watching Tim Conway on the Carol Burnett show".

In March 2019, Kelly sent a statement to USA Today that said she was "very happy with the outcome after more than a year of fighting to keep her dad safe and sound". (Carefully costumed, Conway performed the bits on his knees.) Among them were "Dorf on Golf" and "Dorf Goes Fishing".

Conway's breakout role was on the 1960s sitcom "McHale's Navy", where he played Ensign Charles Parker, a blundering ensign in World War II.

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.

He was a staple of TV variety programs and comedy shows for roughly half a century. So, he became Tim Conway.

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