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What's So Funny?: My Hilarious Lifeby Tim Jr Conway
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andlt;B andgt;Six-time Emmy Awardand#8211;winning funnyman Tim Conway, best known for his characters on andlt;I andgt;The Carol Burnett Showandlt;/Iandgt;, offers a straight-shooting and hilarious memoir about his life on stage and off as an actor and comedian. andlt;/Bandgt;andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;In television history, few entertainers have captured as many hearts and made as many people laugh as Tim Conway. Thereand#8217;s nothing in the world that Tim Conway would rather do than entertainand#8212;and in his first-ever memoir, andlt;I andgt;Whatand#8217;s So Funny?andlt;/Iandgt;, thatand#8217;s exactly what he does. From his pranks in small Ohio classrooms to his perforand#173;mances on national television and movies, Tim has been cracking people up for more than seventy years. Long regarded as one of the funniest comeand#173;dians around, Tim also boasts an inspiring rags-to-riches story. andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;andlt;I andgt;Whatand#8217;s So Funny?andlt;/Iandgt; captures Timand#8217;s journey from life as an only child raised by loving but outraand#173;geous parents in small-town Ohio during the Great Depression, to his tour of duty in the Armyand#8212;which would become training for his later role in andlt;I andgt;McHaleand#8217;s Navyandlt;/Iandgt;and#8212;to his ascent as a national star and household name. By tracing his early path, this book reveals the origins of many of Timand#8217;s unforgettable charactersand#8212;from Mr. Tudball and the Oldest Man to Mickey Hart to everyoneand#8217;s favorite, Dorf. andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;andlt;I andgt;Whatand#8217;s So Funny?andlt;/Iandgt; shares the hilarious accounts of the glory days of andlt;I andgt;The Carol Burnett Showandlt;/Iandgt; and his famous partnerships with entertainment greats like Harvey Korman, Don Knotts, Dick Van Dyke, Betty White, Vicki Lawrence, Bob Newhart, and of course, Carol Burnett. As a bonus, readers will enjoy never-before-shared stories of hilarious behind-the-scenes antics on andlt;I andgt;McHaleand#8217;s Navyandlt;/Iandgt; and andlt;I andgt;The Carol Burnett Showandlt;/Iandgt;.
"Devotees of Tim Conway will revel in this heartfelt and sweetly revealing memoir. The actor and comedian begins by recounting what he knows about his family history, though Conway admits that he's quite short on specifics. The humorous memoir proceeds more or less chronologically through his childhood, college years, time spent in the army, and his endeavors to break into show business. Conway's first stint as an assistant on a Cleveland radio show led to work in the new field of television, and a chance meeting with actor Rose Marie — a star on the Dick Van Dyke Show — proved fortuitous. 'Her visit literally launched my career,' Conway writes. By 1966 he had relocated to Los Angeles and began appearing on the Carol Burnett Show. Conway discusses his many professional relationships, which provide the scaffolding for this delightful minicourse in early television history, touching on actors like Don Knotts, Steve Allen, Garry Moore, Harvey Korman, and Burnett. The author writes candidly about his two marriages; his feelings on parenting; his love of horses; his professional ups and downs; as well as his recent work in theater. This is a warm-hearted tribute to Conway's professional and personal life, with endearing peeks behind the television camera. Agent: Jennifer Gates and Todd Schuster, Zachary Schuster Harmsworth Literary." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
andlt;Bandgt;Six-time Emmy award-winning funny man Tim Conway, best known for his
About the Author
andlt;bandgt;Tim Conway andlt;/bandgt;starred on andlt;iandgt;The Carol Burnett Showandlt;/iandgt; for eleven years. He has six Emmys and is in the Comedy Hall of Fame. He went to Bowling Green State University for eleven years (he was a very slow learner). Tim was in the army (ours) for two years, protecting Seattle from "the Red Menace" and was in McHale's Navy for three years. His ambition was to be a jockey, but at his weight even the horses asked him to get off. He has seven children, two grandchildren, and a puppy. Tim has been married to his lovely wife, Charlene, since 1984 and does not have a serious thought in his head.andlt;bandgt;Jane Scovell andlt;/bandgt;has written books with Elizabeth Taylor, Ginger Rogers, Maureen Stapleton, Marilyn Horne, and Kitty Dukakis,andnbsp;and biographies of Oona Chaplin and Samuel Ramey. She now adds Dorf, Mr. Tudball, and The Old Man to her list.Carol Burnett is a highly acclaimed actress known for her roles on stage and screen, most notably andlt;iandgt;The Carol Burnett Showandlt;/iandgt;.andlt;iandgt; andlt;/iandgt;She has been honored with twelve Peopleand#8217;s Choice Awards, eight Golden Globes, six Emmy Awards, The Kennedy Center Honors, and the Mark Twain Prize for Humor.
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