Harvey Korman

Hollywood television star Harvey Korman, who won four Emmys for his funny roles on "The Carol Burnett Show" and played a conniving politician in "Blazing Saddles," died Thursday. He was 81. Korman died at UCLA Medical Center after suffering complications from the rupture of an abdominal aortic aneurysm four months ago, his family said. He had undergone several major operations recently. Korman gained national fame on "The Danny Kaye Show," appearing in skits with the star. He joined the show in its second season in 1964 and continued until it was canceled in 1967. That same year he became a cast member in the first season of "The Carol Burnett Show." His most memorable film role was that of Hedley Lamarr in Mel Brooks' 1974 Western satire, "Blazing Saddles."