"I'm getting more mail now than I ever have. That I really have impacted people's lives, that I have made people happier. That I have brought families together. That I have made a difference in their lives. I think that's maybe the most important."
About This Interview
Harvey Korman (1927-2008) was interviewed for three hours in Beverly Hills, CA, consisting of two parts: one-and-a-half hours with comedy partner Tim Conway, and one-and-a-half hours alone. Korman spoke about studying under actress Uta Hagen and talked about some of his earliest television roles. He spoke thoughtfully about working with several legendary comics including Danny Kaye, Lucille Ball, and Jack Benny. He and Tim Conway spoke in great detail about their years on The Carol Burnett Show, including descriptions of famous characters and sketches. They also talked about their work in recent years touring the country with their two-man stage show. Korman talked about headlining several short-lived series and his thoughts on being better suited as a second banana. Additionally he spoke about his work as a voice actor, playing "The Great Gazoo" on The Flintstones, and his feature film collaborations with Mel Brooks and Blake Edwards. The interview was conducted by Jennifer Howard on April 20, 2004.