Harvey Herschel Korman (February 15, 1927 – May 29, 2008), was an American actor. He performed in television and movie productions in the U.S. since 1960. His big break was being a featured performer on The Danny Kaye Show, but he was probably best remembered for his performances on The Carol Burnett Show and in the comedy films of Mel Brooks, most notably Blazing Saddles.
Death of Harvey Korman
Harvey Korman died on May 29, 2008 at UCLA Medical Center as the result of complications from a ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm he had suffered four months previously. Harvey Korman was 81 years old at the time of his death.
Korman was born in Chicago, Illinois, the son of Ellen (née Blecher) and Cyril Raymond Korman. He was Jewish. He was married to Donna Ehlert (1960–1977) and they had two children together: Chris and Maria Korman. He married Deborah Korman in 1982. They have two daughters together, Kate and Laura Korman.
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