FAREWELL HEDY LAMARR
"THAT'S HEDLEY"Harvey Korman, famous for his time on the Carol Burnett show in the 60's but will probably be best be known for his role as Hedley Lamarr in the 1974 Mel Brooks film, "Blazing Saddles" died Thursday at UCLA Medical Center at the age of 81.
In Blazing Saddles Korman was endlessly exasperated when people would call him Hedy throughout the film.
Korman's family said through a release that he died after suffering complications from the rupture of an abdominal aortic aneurysm four months ago. He had undergone several major operations.
Korman's other films included two "Pink Panther" moves, "Trail of the Pink Panther" in 1982 and "Curse of the Pink Panther" in 1983; "Gypsy," "Huckleberry Finn" (as the King), "Herbie Goes Bananas" and "Bud and Lou" (as legendary straightman Bud Abbott to Buddy Hackett's Lou Costello).
In television, Korman guest-starred in dozens of series including "The Donna Reed Show," "Dr. Kildare," "Perry Mason," "The Wild Wild West," "The Muppet Show," "The Love Boat" and "Burke's Law."
Korman leaves his wife and four children.