Tim Conway, star of 'The Carol Burnett Show,' dies at 85

Tim Conway in 2012 (Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)

Tim Conway, best known for starring in TV's "McHale's Navy" and "The Carol Burnett Show," has died at the age of 85.

The Hollywood Reporter reported Tuesday that Conway died this morning in Los Angeles. He had been suffering from dementia.

"The Carol Burnett Show" aired on CBS from 1967-1978. The ensemble cast included Harvey Korman, Vicki Lawrence and Lyle Waggoner. Conway joined the cast as a regular in 1975 after being a frequent guest.

Besides his four Emmys with Burnett, Conway got two more for guest appearances on "Coach" and "30 Rock."

Conway also had a modest but steady movie career, appearing in such films as "The Apple Dumpling Gang."

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