Harvey Korman

Harvey Korman

Highest Rated: 88% Blazing Saddles (1974)

Lowest Rated: 11% Dracula - Dead and Loving It (1995)

Birthday: Feb 15, 1927

Birthplace: Not Available

Like many Chicago born-and-bred actors, Harvey Korman cut his acting teeth at that city's Goodman Theatre. He sold aluminum siding door-to-door while waiting for his Big Break, taking the occasional Broadway walk-on, TV commercial and cartoon voice-over. His earliest significant TV exposure came about during his four seasons (1963-67) as a regular on The Danny Kaye Show. He went on to join The Carol Burnett Show in 1967, remaining with the series until its 1977 demise and winning four Emmies in the process. Korman's versatility was only part of his appeal; it was also a stitch to watch him try to maintain a straight face while enduring the antics of fellow comic actor Tim Conway. One recurring sketch on the Burnett series, "The Family," later spun off into the TV series Mama's Family. While Korman had played Mama's (Vicki Lawrence) vituperative son-in-law Ed on the Burnett Show "Family" sketches, his principal contribution to Mama's Family was confined to his weekly introductory comments as "Alastair Quince"; he also directed a 1983 special based on the "Family" principals, Eunice. Most of Korman's other TV-series projects were lukewarm single-season affairs like The Harvey Korman Show (1978), Leo and Lizz in Beverly Hills (1986) and The Nutt House (1989). Korman's finest film work can be found in his antic appearances in the films of Mel Brooks, especially his portrayal of greedy land baron Hedley Lamarr in 1974's Blazing Saddles. One of his later projects was the voice of the Dictabird in the 1994 box-office hit The Flintstones -- a piquant piece of casting, inasmuch as Korman had supplied the voice of "The Great Gazoo" in the original Flintstonesanimated television series of the 1960s. Korman died of unspecified causes in May 2008.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet Carol Burnett: Just to Have a Laugh Actor 2005
No Score Yet Dorf Goes Fishing / Tim & Harvey in the Great Outdoors Actor 2002
25% The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas Colonel Slaghoople 2000
No Score Yet Jewel Kingdom: The Ruby Princess Runs Away Actor 2000
No Score Yet Gideon Jacob Titleman 1999
No Score Yet The Secret of NIMH 2: Timmy to the Rescue Floyd 1998
No Score Yet Baby Huey's Great Easter Adventure Actor 1998
15% Jingle All the Way President 1997
11% Dracula - Dead and Loving It Dr. Seward 1995
24% Radioland Murders Jules Cogley 1994
22% The Flintstones Voice of Dictabird 1994
No Score Yet Based on an Untrue Story Dr. Meir 1993
No Score Yet Betrayal of the Dove Sid 1992
No Score Yet Crash Course Abner Fraser 1988
No Score Yet Munchies Cecil Waterman / Simon Waterman 1987
No Score Yet The Longshot Lou 1986
No Score Yet Film House Fever Actor 1986
No Score Yet Alice in Wonderland White King 1985
No Score Yet Gone Are the Dayes Charlie Mitchell 1984
29% Curse of the Pink Panther Prof. Balls 1983
23% Trail of the Pink Panther Prof. Balls 1982
No Score Yet Eunice Director Actor 1982
58% History of the World---Part I Count de Monet 1981
20% First Family Ambassador Spender 1980
40% Herbie Goes Bananas Captain Blythe 1980
No Score Yet Americathon Monty Rushmore 1979
No Score Yet Bud and Lou Bud Abbott 1978
72% High Anxiety Dr. Charles Montague 1977
No Score Yet Huckleberry Finn The King 1974
88% Blazing Saddles Hedley Lamarr 1974
No Score Yet The April Fools Benson 1969
No Score Yet The Man Called Flintstone Actor 1966
75% Lord Love a Duck Weldon Emmett 1966
No Score Yet The Last Of The Secret Agents? German Colonel 1966
86% Son of Flubber Actor 1963
64% Gypsy Phil 1962

TV

Credit
No Score Yet Mama's Family
1983-1990
Director Alistair Quince 2018
1989
1984
1983
No Score Yet Hey Arnold!
1996-2004
Voice 1999
No Score Yet ER
1994-2009
Stan Stan Levy 1998
No Score Yet Suddenly Susan
1996-2000
Jimmy 1997
No Score Yet Ellen
1994-1998
Therapist 1996
100% The Muppet Show
1976-1981
Guest 1976
No Score Yet The Wild Wild West
1965-1969
Baron 1968
83% The Munsters
1964-1966
Lennie Bates Fagenspahen Dr. Leinbach 1966
1965
1964
No Score Yet The Flintstones
1960-1966
Voice 1965
No Score Yet Perry Mason
1957-1966
Coleman 1962
No Score Yet The Carol Burnett Show
1967-1978

QUOTES FROM Harvey Korman CHARACTERS

Fred Flintstone says: My wife is the most beautiful gal in Bedrock.

Dictabird says: My wife is the most beautiful gal in Bedrock.

Wilma Flintstone says: Nice try, Fred.

Dictabird says: Nice try, Fred.

Hedley Lamarr says: If I could find a sheriff who so offends the citizens of Rock Ridge, that his very appearance would drive them out of town. {Looks out to audience} Well, where would I find such a man? Why am I asking YOU?

Hedley Lamarr says: If I could find a sheriff who so offends the citizens of Rock Ridge, that his very appearance would drive them out of town. [looks out to audience] Well, where would I find such a man? Why am I asking YOU?

Insolent Flunkey says: Count Da Money!

Count de Monet says: De Monet! Say it... Mo - nay! Say it with me, Mo - nay!

Count de Monet says: Don't get saucy with me, Bearnaise!

Hedley Lamarr says: Qualifications?

Bart says: Stampeding cattle.

Buddy Bizarre says: That's not much of a crime.

Bart says: Through the Vatican?

Hedley Lamarr says: Kinky! sign here

Hedley Lamarr says: It's Hedley.

Taggart says: We'll head them off at the pass!

Hedley Lamarr says: Head them off at the pass? I hate that cliché! [Shoots Taggart in the foot]

Hedley Lamarr says: Head them off at the pass? I hate that cliché! [shoots target in the foot]

Hedley Lamarr says: My mind is a raging torrent flooded with rivulets of thought cascading into waterfall of creative alternative....

Governor Lepetomane says: Thank you, Hedy. Thank you.

Hedley Lamarr says: It's not Hedy, it's Hedley. Hedley Lamarr.

Governor Lepetomane says: The hell are you worried about? This is 1874. You'll be able to sue her!

Taggart says: Ditto!

Hedley Lamarr says: "Ditto"? "Ditto", you provincial putz?!

Hedley Lamarr says: 'Ditto?' 'Ditto', you provincial putz?!

Hedley Lamarr says: Be still Taggart. My mind is a raging torrent, flooded with rivulets of thought cascading into a waterfall of creative alternatives.

Gum-chewer says: Cattle rustling, arson,

Hedley Lamarr says: What have you got in your mouth?!

Gum-chewer says: Nuthin!

Taggart says: [pulls gum out of the man's mouth] Huh! Gum!

Hedley Lamarr says: Chewing gum on line eh?! I hope you brought enough for EVERYBODY??!!!

Gum-chewer says: I I I didn't know there'd be so many, I-

Hedley Lamarr says: [promptly shoots the man]

Jim the Waco Kid says: Boy, is he strict!!

Hedley Lamarr says: There there, Taggard. Just a man and a horse being hung out there.

Hedley Lamarr says: Just a man and a horse being hung out there.