Tim Conway built a career playing goofballs who rarely took center stage — but he often helped turn good television shows into TV classics. The comic actor, who appeared on shows ranging from The Carol Burnett Show to SpongeBob SquarePants, died Tuesday morning, May 14. The cause was complications from a long illness, according to his representative, Howard Bragman. He was 85. Conway's breakout role was on the 1960s sitcom McHale's Navy as a bumbling ensign in World War II. On The Carol Burnett Show, he played Mr. Tudball, a Romanian-accented boss perpetually annoyed by his slow-moving secretary. On the cartoon SpongeBob SquarePants, he voiced a frustrated superhero sidekick called Barnacle Boy. Conway also starred in many TV shows, but few lasted...
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Tim Conway, Who Relished The Role Of Comedic Co-Star, Dies At 85