29 May 2008

Say goodnight, Hedy

That's Hedley.

Harvey Korman, one of the finest comedic actors of the past century died today of complications from an aortic aneurysm. He was 81.

Korman is best remembered as part of the cast of the Carol Burnett Show but some of his finest work was as Hedley Lamarr, the villain in Mel Brooks' 1974 western spoof Blazing Saddles.

In memory of Korman here are two clips, one of Korman with Mel Brooks as Governor William J. LePetomane.

The second one, well it's just short and sweet.