People reports that the actor, who was perhaps best known for his work inThe Carol Burnett Show in the mid '70s, passed away on Tuesday from complications associated with Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus.
Conway got his start in television back in the early '60s, earning a regular role on McHale's Navyas Ensign Charles Parker. While on the show, Tim created such unforgettable characters as Mr. Tudball and The Oldest Man, and took pride in cracking up co-stars with his antics. He also won Emmys for his guest appearances in "Coach" (1996) and "30 Rock" (2008).
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Actor Tim Conway speaks onstage during the 17th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards rehearsals held at The Shrine Auditorium on January 29, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. He moved to NY to join "The Steve Allen Show" in the early 1960s, where there was already a staffer named Tom Conway.
Conway performed on the show for over a decade. In 1973, Tim first shuffled onto the Disney lot to star in The World's Greatest Athlete, followed by The Apple Dumpling Gang (1975). Unfortunately, "The Tim Conway Show" and "The Tim Conway Comedy Hour" were both canceled after airing half a season each on CBS.
In later years, the actor had success as the title character in the Dorf series of comedy films and provided the voice of Barnacle Boy in the animated series SpongeBob SquarePants. It was Allen who had advised him to change his name from Tom to Tim to avoid being confused with a British actor. So, he became Tim Conway.
Conway and his wife, Mary Anne Dalton, married in 1961 and had six children.