Hedley Lamarr has passed. February 15, 1927 to May 30, 2008. He was 81.

The man that had the hardest time keeping a straight face playing opposite Tim Conway on the Carol Burnett Show. In fact, he failed most of the time, breaking down in uncontrollable laughter at Tim’s antics. I enjoyed the Carol Burnett show the best when Harvey and Tim were in the same skits.

Taggart and Hedley Lamarr
Slim Pickens as Taggart and Harvey Korman as Hedley Lamarr in Blazing Saddles

Hedley Lamarr: Repeat after me: I…

Men: I…

Hedley Lamarr: …your name…

Men: …your name…

Hedley Lamarr: [to himself] Shmucks. [continues aloud]

Hedley Lamarr: … do pledge allegiance…

Men: …do pledge allegiance…

Hedley Lamarr: …to Hedley Lamarr…

Men: …to Hedy Lamarr…

Hedley Lamarr: That’s *Hedley*!

Men: That’s Hedley.

We pray for his family and friends and offer our condolences. He will be missed.

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