The Improvisational Genius of Tim Conway
Original Airdates: June 7-9, 2019
TVC 453.1: Emmy Award-winning and Grammy Award-nominated writer, producer, and showbiz raconteur Geoffrey Mark joins Ed for a remembrance of Tim Conway, the beloved star of McHale’s Navy and The Carol Burnett Show who passed away on Tuesday, May 14. Geoff not only knew Conway personally, but has insight into Conway’s unique improvisational genius.
How Dick Van Dyke Show star Rose Marie discovered Tim Conway
TVC 453.2: From September 2012: Ed plays a clip from Rose Marie’s appearance on TV Confidential in which she recalls discovering Tim Conway in Cleveland around 1961, bringing him to Hollywood, and managing his career for about five years in the early 1960s. Also in this segment: Vicki Lawrence (The Carol Burnett Show) with the back story of the famous “elephant story” blooper on the Burnett show, plus author Wesley Hyatt (The Carol Burnett Show Companion) with more insight into Conway’s penchant for breaking up cast members (most notably, Harvey Korman).