"I don't feature myself as being the head man. I would much rather stand in the background and make small funny things than be up at the head of the class."
About This Interview
Tim Conway was interviewed for two-and-a-half hours in Beverly Hills, CA. The interview consists of two parts: one hour solo, and one-and-a-half hours with comedy partner Harvey Korman. In his solo interview, Conway talks about his early years in local television at Cleveland's WJW, where he was discovered by Rose Marie. He discusses his appearances on The New Steve Allen Show and describes his role as "Ensign Charles Parker" on McHale's Navy. He also speaks of the notorious variety flop Turn-On, which was canceled after one airing. Conway talks about his work in feature films such as The Apple Dumpling Gang and The Shaggy D.A, and details his work on The Carol Burnett Show in his joint interview with Harvey Korman. Karen Herman conducted the interview on April 20, 2004.