Thursday, May 29, 2008

Sic Transit Harvey Korman

Harvey Korman, dead at 81 following complications from a ruptured aneurysm.

On his career as a second-banana and his inability to make a go of his own television shows:

"It takes a certain type of person to be a television star," he said in that 2005 interview. "I didn't have whatever that is. I come across as kind of snobbish and maybe a little too bright. ... Give me something bizarre to play or put me in a dress and I'm fine."

Fans of his Emmy-winning work on "The Carol Burnett Show" can cruise through six pages of YouTube clips.

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