Friday, May 30, 2008

Go Do That Voodoo That You Do So Well


Mr. Harvey Korman passed yesterday at the age of 81. Here are the details; http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080530/ap_en_mo/obit_korman_27. Here is another excellent blog on Mr. Korman; http://www.aintitcool.com/node/36918.

“Blazing Saddles”, “History of the World Part I”, and of course, “The Carol Burnett Show”, simply would not have been the same without him. I always loved the pairing of Tim Conway and Harvey Korman as well but the real joy was watching them improvise and fly by the seat of their pants during those skits; they turned mistakes, gaffs and bloopers into pure comedy gold.

My thoughts and prayers are with his friends and family at this time. Mel Brooks said, “"A world without Harvey Korman — it's a more serious world…”

He was right.

2 comments:

Bob said...

And High Anxiety, a lesser-known Mel Brooks film that I always liked.

It seems like a lot of folks are dying. Sydney Pollack died a few days ago.

Evil Chicken said...

Yeah, “High Anxiety” is a lot of fun.

You’re not kidding about all the deaths recently. Sydney Pollack was a treasure and Alexander Courage (Star Trek and movie music man) passed not all that long ago too.