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Harvey Korman

Korman in 1969
Birth name Harvey Herschel Korman
Born (1927-02-15)February 15, 1927
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
Died May 29, 2008(2008-05-29) (aged 81)
UCLA Medical Center
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Resting place Woodlawn Memorial Cemetery in Santa Monica, California
Medium Film, television
Years active 1950–2007
Genres Sketch comedy
Spouse Donna Ehlert (1960–1977; divorced; two children)
Deborah Fritz Korman (1982–2008; his death; two children)

But there's a lot of 50's and a lot of boomers and a lot of kids in their 30's that grew up with us.
Harvey Korman
I mean, we had on our show, we had marriages, divorces and other stuff going on. And that was just me.
Harvey Korman
Although in Abbott and Costello, and straight man was first. That's a very interesting concept.
Harvey Korman
You have to have a certain persona to be a star, you know, and I don't have that. I'm a banana.
Harvey Korman
I went to the Goodman School of Drama in Chicago.
I wish there was something that – I get all those wonderful letters and wonderful acknowledgments, and I wish I could be more appreciative of what I do. But it's hard for me.
Harvey Korman
And I went to New York and died; for 10 years I walked those pavements. I can't think of New York without feeling uncomfortable and feeling like a failure.
Harvey Korman
I got canceled in the middle of making the pilot.
I'm not a star.
Then I got out of the service, and I was going to be a Shakespearean actor.
Harvey Korman
I played Hamlet, I played Chekhov and Ibsen and all the classics.
Funny is when you're serious.
And it's tough traveling. You know, the hotels and the airports and all that. That part, eating and getting around to the hotel room and then going on.
Harvey Korman
You asked what is the secret of a really good sketch. And it is a sketch is a small play. It's got a beginning, and a middle and an end. It should have a plot; it should have the characters, conflict. It is a little play. And in it, will be funny stuff.
Harvey Korman
They say it's good but I didn't know what I was doing until I got into the suit and they put the moustache on me, and somehow, when I got all the drag on, it came out. It was the most amazing thing. I'm truly extraordinary.
Harvey Korman