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Tim Conway, Who Relished The Role Of Comedic Co-Star, Dies At 85

Conway built a career playing goofballs who rarely took center stage. On The Carol Burnett Show, he developed a reputation for sidesplitting improvisations that cracked everybody up.

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Tim Conway told NPR in 2010 that he was destined to do comedy. When people inquired about what he might have done other than showbiz, he'd say, "Nothing, because I'm not capable of doing anything else." Conway is pictured here in February 1983. WF/AP hide caption

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Tim Conway, Who Relished The Role Of Comedic Co-Star, Dies At 85

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