Harvey Korman

Harvey Korman

actor, director, producer

Harvey Korman was born on Feb 15, 1927 in USA. Harvey Korman's big-screen debut came with Gypsy directed by Mervyn LeRoy in 1962, strarring Phil (uncredited). Harvey Korman is known for The Golden Palace directed by Lex Passaris, Betty White stars as Rose Nylund and Rue McClanahan as Blanche Devereaux. Harvey Korman has got 6 awards and 7 nominations so far. The most recent award Harvey Korman achieved is TV Land Awards. The upcoming new movie Harvey Korman plays is Rifftrax: The Star Wars Holiday Special which will be released on Dec 07, 2007.

Harvey Korman was a lanky, popular TV comedy veteran with a flair for broad comic characterizations, who shone for a decade as leading man and second banana par excellence on The Carol Burnett Show (1967).Harvey Herschel Korman was born in Chicago, Illinois, to Ellen (Blecher) and Cyril Raymond Korman, a salesman. His parents, both immigrants, were from Russian Jewish families. A persistent television presence since the early 1960s, Korman's first break was a stint as a featured performer on The Danny Kaye Show (1963), a lively musical variety series in which Korman began working in the format which he would soon master--providing sturdy support to a multi-talented star in a wide variety of comedy sketches. Boasting large, expressive features and a wonderfully mutable voice, Korman could play a wide assortment of characters. Perhaps his first classic characterization was provided for The Flintstones (1960) wherein he was the distinctively snooty voice of The Great Gazoo, a little helmeted space man from the future consigned to the Earth's past in punishment for his crimes.Korman garnered four Emmys for his work with Carol Burnett over the years. Ironically Korman would never again find such a successful showcase for his talents though he certainly tried, appearing in several busted pilots and short-lived sitcoms. Almost exclusively a comic actor, he stretched a bit to play straight man Bud Abbott opposite Buddy Hackett's Lou Costello in the disappointing TV biopic Bud and Lou (1978). He directed and/or produced sitcom episodes and TV comedy specials. An occasional actor in films, Korman made his feature debut with a supporting role in The Last of the Secret Agents? (1966). Several film roles followed until he gained his widest exposure with a major supporting role in Mel Brooks' classic Western spoof Blazing Saddles (1974). He fared well in Brooks' High Anxiety (1977) and History of the World: Part I (1981). He acted in two 1994 features: the blockbuster live-action version of The Flintstones (1994) (providing the voice of the Dictabird) and the poorly received but lavishly produced Radioland Murders (1994).

  • Birthday

    Feb 15, 1927
  • Place of Birth

    Chicago, Illinois, USA

Known For


6 wins & 7 nominations

TV Land Awards
The Carol Burnett Show (1967)
Winner - Legend Award
Golden Globes, USA
Best Supporting Actor - Television
Winner - Golden Globe
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