Comedy legend Tim Conway, star of ‘The Carol Burnett Show,’ dead

In April of this year, Conway’s wife and daughter settled their differences over his health care. According to court documents obtained by People magazine, Conway’s wife, Charlene Conway, was appointed a conservator of her husband after the court found “clear and convincing evidence” that a conservatorship was necessary. Charlene was found to be “suitable and qualified” by the court and his daughter Kelly Conway consented to her appoint.

The filing also stated that Conway was “unable to make his own health care decisions.”

Kelly and Conway’s second wife each wanted sole conservatorship over the actor, who was suffering from dementia.

In August 2018, Kelly filed court documents, asking to be appointed the conservator of her father. She alleged her stepmother was “planning to move [Conway] out of the excellent skilled nursing facility he is currently at” and place him in a lesser quality home. At the time, Kelly said her father could not “properly provide for his personal needs for physical health, food and clothing” and was “almost entirely unresponsive.”

People shared that a week later, Kelly was granted a temporary restraining order, preventing Charlene from moving Conway to a new residence.

In September 2018, MyNewsLA reported a judge rejected Kelly’s petition for a temporary conservatorship. In October of that same year, Charlene said in court papers that she did not believe Conway needed a conservator, but that she should be appointed if needed.

USA Today also reported Charlene denied she had planned to move Conway. She asked the court to reject Kelly’s conservatorship request, arguing she is already seeing to her husband’s needs. Charlene noted Conway signed power of attorney and health care directives designating her as his caregiver.

Conway, who was born in Willoughby, Ohio on December 15, 1933, embarked on a fast rise to Hollywood, from a staff job at a Cleveland TV station to a regular gig on the “Steven Allen Show.” He went on to play Ensign Charles Parker on McHale’s Navy in the 1960s, and eventually landed The Carol Burnett Show, first starring as a guest in 1967 and then coming to a permanent fixture in 1975.

According to Conway’s website, he is best known for his role on “The Carol Burnett Show,” an 11-year stint that garnered him six Emmy Awards, a Golden Globe, major accolades from critics, and three generations of fans. Conway played alongside Harvey Korman, often causing Korman to laugh mid-performance.

Conway’s other television credits include “Rango,” “Ace Crawford Private Eye,” “Tim Conway’s Funny America,” three self-titled variety shows, and one sitcom. He’s also recognized as the voice of Barnacle Boy on “SpongeBob SquarePants.” In 2003, Conway and Korman were featured performers on CBS’s 75th-anniversary special. He received an Emmy for his appearance on “30 Rock” in 2008.

Conway’s film career includes “They Went That Way and That Way” and The Long Shot, both of which he wrote, along with The Shaggy D.A., Speed II, and Dear God. But it was his work in a long line of family films – The World’s Greatest Athlete, The Apple Dumpling Gang, and The Apple Dumpling Gang Rides Again, Gus, The Billion Dollar Hobo, The Prize Fighter, and Private Eyes, that garnered him the most acclaim. Conway wrote the last three and was frequently paired with Don Knotts for a double dose of comedy highjacks.

On stage, Conway played Felix in 182 performances of “The Odd Couple.” He also wrote and starred in  “Just for Laughs: A Day with Gates and Mills,” which toured for 20 weeks and 130 performances.

In 1989, Conway received a star on Hollywood’s Walk of Fame. In 2002 he was inducted into the Academy of Television Arts & Science’s Hall of Fame. In 2005, Conway joined the rest of the “Carol Burnett” cast to receive TV Land’s Legend award.

His last credited role was that of Dorf, a diminutive Scandinavian from a series of satirical how-to videos, in the 2016 comedy “Chip and Bernie Save Christmas with Dorf.”

“My ambition was to be a jockey, but at my weight, even the horses were asking me to get off,” Conway joked on his website. “I have seven children, two grandchildren and a puppy. I have been married since 1984, a record for Hollywood.”

Conway shares seven children with his first wife Mary Anne Dalton. The couple was married from 1961 until 1978. He remarried in 1984 to his current wife Charlene.

Wiregrass police dealing with violence responding to calls

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Between Friday and Sunday, at least seven officers across the Wiregrass were injured responding to scenes.

“If nobody gets scared – they’re lying to you,” said Captain Scott Langley, Headland Police.

Langley, a 14-year veteran with the Headland Police Department, knows how quickly a 911 call can turn.

“I was just thinking about employees and the people in the store,” said Langley.

Langley was one of the seven officers physically attacked responding to calls over the weekend. He was hit in the head by the man he was trying to arrest. Police identified the suspect as Joshua Sowell, III. They say Sowell was causing a disturbance as the Sunstop Gas Station before he was arrested. He’s charged with Assault II, Assaulting a Police Officer, Resisting Arrest, Disorderly conduct, Attempting to Elude, Criminal Mischief.

“I was worn out, but feeling fine,” said Langley.

“Somebody spins around and deliberately attacks you – they’re changing the game,” said Captain Todd David, Dothan Police.

Rep. Ratcliffe: Comey Should Be Investigated For Recording President, Illegally Leaking To Media

The FBI, in my view, took very reasonable steps, careful steps to try and understand, is that true? And I can’t believe Republicans would have wanted it any other way. And we acted in a responsible, limited and constrained way.

I’m proud of the way we conducted ourselves.


MARIA BARTIROMO, HOST: Wow. That was former FBI Director Jim Comey just days ago, a few days ago.

I’m back with Republican Congressman John Ratcliffe of Texas.

And, Congressman, you just heard Jim Comey. Can you explain this?

REP. RATCLIFFE (R-TX): Well, my former colleague Trey Gowdy likes to refer to him as Saint Jim.

I liken Jim Comey more to an Avenger superhero. He’s always the hero of every story, saving America time and time again.

Gosh, you know, as I listen to that, Jim Comey is proud and wouldn’t change a thing. Really? He’s proud that he put Peter Strzok in charge of investigating Donald Trump, the same Peter Strzok who, while he was investigating Donald Trump, promised to F. him and to stop him?

He’s proud of his handpicked deputy director, Andy McCabe, who lied under oath, lied to the inspector general, and has been criminally referred for that? And, of course, we know Jim’s proud of himself, but the inspector general found him insubordinate.

And many of us believe that he either is or should be under investigation for violating the Espionage Act, for recording his conversations with President Trump in the Oval Office, and then intentionally leaking classified information to start this investigation.

So, Maria, as you know, as a former federal prosecutor, I have worked with hundreds of FBI agents. And over the last two years, they haven’t used the word proud once to describe Jim Comey. They use words like embarrassed and ashamed.

And every time he sends out a tweet or pens an op-ed or conducts another town hall, he just tarnishes the brand of the premier law enforcement agency in the world that he unfortunately once headed.


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