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"Don't get saucy with me, Bernaise!"

Korman_2 Harvey Korman, who dazzled comedy fans for decades with his dead-on straight man roles, passed away Thursday in Los Angeles at age 81.

According to the Associated Press, Korman had been suffering complications from the rupture of an abdominal aortic aneurysm several months ago.

Though probably best known for his work on the "Carol Burnett Show" in the 70s and his role as "Hedley Lamarr" in 1974's "Blazing Saddles," Korman had a score of roles on television and film in the 80s, including parts in "Herbie Goes Bananas," "Trail of the Pink Panther," "Mama's Family" and "The Love Boat."

But to the hardcore movie 80s fans, he'll always be the "Count de Monet" in Mel Brooks' "History of the World Part 1." Click here to see his classic scene with Andréas Voutsinas.

[Last modified: Wednesday, June 9, 2010 2:34pm]

    

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