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Actor Tim Conway dead at 85

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His movie work included "The World's Greatest Athlete" in 1973, "The Apple Dumpling Gang" in 1975, "The Shaggy D.A." in 1976, "The Prize Fighter" in 1979 and "Private Eyes" in 1980.

"The Carol Burnett Show" aired on CBS from 1967-1978.

Tim Conway has died at the age of 85. My Hilarious Life. Conway also headlined two shows that ran one season each, in 1970 and a variety show from 1980-81. "I had the pleasure of knowing him", wrote Larry King.

Tim Conway spent most of his decades-long career making people laugh.

In his later years, Conway did numerous guest appearances - winning additional Emmys for roles in the sitcoms Coach and 30 Rock - and voiceover work in animation, including SpongeBob Squarepants. She would go on to guest star on Conway's short-lived "The Tim Conway Show" in the early 1980s.

"I'm heartbroken. He was one in a million, not only as a brilliant comedian but as a loving human being".

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 is at peace now but I will miss him every second of every day until we meet again in heaven".

Conway is survived by his wife of 35 years, his stepdaughter, his six biological children and his two granddaughters, according to Fox8.com.

The family requests that instead of flowers, donations be made to The Lou Ruvo Brain Center at the Cleveland Clinic in Las Vegas.

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