Harvey Korman, the tall, versatile comedian who won four Emmys for his outrageously funny contributions to The Carol Burnett Show and played a conniving politician to hilarious effect in Blazing Saddles, died Thursday
Handed down since Moses was kvetching about having to cross the desert in his bare feet, Jewish humor emanated from Eastern Europe where the Hebrews overcame some seriously hellacious circumstances on the way to the Promised Land. "Laughter through tears," they called it.
Actress Anne Bancroft, who seduced Dustin Hoffman in "The Graduate" and won Oscar and Tony awards for playing Helen Keller's teacher in "The Miracle Worker," has died of cancer at age 73, her agent said Tuesday.
It's impossible not to feel deep affection for Gene Wilder, the frizzy-haired Mel Brooks regular, Oscar nominee and Mr. Gilda Radner: His sui generis screen persona fused volatility and adorability into a new isotope of comic acting.