Harvey Korman: Video Tribute to the Quintessential Ham

Harvey Korman, Mel Brooks, Blazing Saddles
Harvey Korman (left) as Hedley Lamarr hamming it
up with Mel Brooks in Blazing Saddles

We wanted to write a piece on the passing of one of the greatest actor-comedians of our time, Harvey Korman. We’ve found three videos which highlight Korman’s comedic range: Hedley Lamarr in Blazing Saddles, Rhett Butler on the Carol Burnett Show’s Gone With the Wind spoof, and an outtake of a “commercial” parody with Carol Burnett.

Governor William J. Le Petomane: Thank you, Hedy, thank you
Hedley Lamarr: It’s not *Hedy*, it’s *Hedley*. Hedley Lamarr.
Governor William J. Le Petomane: What the hell are you worried about? This is 1874. You’ll be able to sue *her*.

Harvey was a hoot, whatever character he played, he played with panache. From the Hedley Lamarr in the 1974’s Blazing Saddles and Dr. Charles Montague in 1977’s High Anxiety to Carol Burnett’s eleven year sidekick in the Carol Burnett Show, Harvey made us laugh, not only at the antics of Korman but at his own apparent mirth. You could tell, Harvey and his cohorts in comedy had a great time working together as Harvey Korman was the quintessential ham.

To see the videos and rest of post:

Harvey Korman: Video Tribute to the Quintessential Ham” at DBKP.com.

by LBG
Source: Harvey Korman: Video Tribute to the Quintessential Ham

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