Harvey Korman

Harvey Korman

After 10 successful seasons, Harvey left "The Carol Burnett Show" (1967) in 1977 to appear in his own series. Dick Van Dyke took Harvey's place on the popular variety show. "The Harvey Korman Show" (1977) failed to win an audience, as did other series starring or co-starring the comedian, including his regular stint on "The Tim Conway Show" (1980) in 1980.

Born in Chicago, he left college for service in the U.S. Navy during WWII and later studied at the Goodman School of Drama at the Chicago Art Institute.

Children: first marriage = Maria and Christopher; second marriage = Katherine and Laura.

Following college he tried his luck on Broadway and in nightclubs (as 1/2 of a comedy duo) but failed and had to support himself as a restaurant cashier. He finally moved to Hollywood and found success.

He is interred in Woodlawn Cemetery in Santa Monica, California.

He studied drama at HB Studio in Greenwich Village in New York City.

In 1960, Korman married Donna Elhart and they had two children, Maria and Christopher. They divorced in 1977. Two more children, Katherine (Kate) and Laura, were born of his 1982 marriage to Deborah Fritz.

Korman had an operation in late January 2008 on a non-cancerous brain tumor and pulled through. Less than a day after coming home, he was re-admitted because of a ruptured aneurysm and was given a few hours to live. He survived another four months.

Recreated his popular sketch role as aimless, philandering husband "Ed", the husband of "Eunice", in the Southern-fried series "Mama's Family" (1983) with Carol Burnett and starring Vicki Lawrence and Ken Berry. He and Burnett made numerous appearances but did not stay long with the show.

Son of Ellen (née Belcher) and Cyril Raymond Korman.