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Another Celebrity about to be Guardianized

Actor Tim Conway, in undated picture. His daughter is seeking guardianship over her father. Actor Tim Conway, in undated picture. His daughter is seeking guardianship over her father.

Comedian Tim Conway suffering from dementia; family feuds in court over care

Tim Conway, who made viewers and castmates on “The Carol Burnett Show” weep with laughter over his deadpan comic style, is suffering from dementia at age 84 and is “almost entirely unresponsive,” according to legal documents filed Friday in Los Angeles by his daughter, according to Roger Neal, Conway’s publicist.

People and The Blast were first to obtain the documents, which show that Kelly Conway, 56, is seeking to be appointed her father’s legal guardian. She wants to block her father’s wife, Charlene, from moving him from one nursing facility to another.

In the documents, she claims that her stepmother is “planning to move him out of the excellent skilled nursing facility he is currently at” and placing him in one that won’t give him access to “registered nurses at all times and his 24-hour caregiver and speech therapist (to help with swallowing).”

Kelly Conway wants to be in charge of administering her father’s medications “for the care and treatment of dementia,” asserting that he cannot “properly provide for his personal needs for physical health, food, and clothing” and is “almost entirely unresponsive.”

“We appreciate the outpouring of love and support for my dad,” Kelly Conway said in a statement. “Due to pending court case I cannot make any further statements at this time.”

Kelly Conway is one of seven children from Conway’s marriage to Mary Anne Dalton, which ended in divorce in 1978; he married Charlene Conway in 1984.

Conway is best known for his comic turns in skits, often in partnership with comic actor Harvey Korman, on Burnett’s sketch comedy/variety show in the 1970s. The duo spent the rest of their careers often performing together until Korman’s death in 2008. But they are best remembered for their 10 years on “Burnett,” when Korman hilariously struggled to contain his laughter at Conway’s antics, even in the middle of their skits.

Conway’s acting credits span six decades.  He made a comic splash as Ensign Charles Parker on “McHale’s Navy,” the 1960s series about the wacky crew of a PT boat during World War II. After that, he was a regular guest star on dozens of TV comedy series and sitcoms until as recently as 2015.

His work on “Burnett” yielded him four Emmys and a Golden Globe. He also won two other Emmys for more recent guest roles on “Coach” and “30 Rock.”

Conway’s 2013 memoir, “What’s So Funny? My Hilarious Life” (with co-author Jane Scovell), looked back on 50 years in show business.

Conway, who largely retired in 2016, was unable to appear in the 50th-anniversary celebration of “The Carol Burnett Show,” which aired in December 2017.

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2 Comments on Another Celebrity about to be Guardianized

  1. I sue Adam Sabocik, William Boyes for producing fraudulent court orders (Bait and Switch case, cut and paste judge’s signatures) onto the Court Order.
    Adam Sabocik, William Boyes used February 2, 2017 “Motion” without any signature to repeatedly come to court for build up attorney fees while receiving payments from “Guardian” that they used fraud signed court orders to get him appointed and assets transfered. The “Guardian” was my biological brother. My biological brother paid the attorneys. Now, these attorneys also after me for my inheritance money. These attorney make it seem like “we” have argument therefore required their service. But the problem is all the court paper, motions, pleading did not have anybody’s signature.
    Adam Sabocik, William Boyes put me hijack me and use jail as extortion for 429 hours and demanded that I sign “settlement” agreement so they can get their unearned attorney fee. They wanted, $600,000 in cash, my father’s car, my father’s house under the trust, and as it goes now they add more. Did my brother asked for it? “NO” He did not sign any Motion, pleading or papers.
    I refused to sign “settlement” but I had to pay ransom $20,000 ransom money to get out of jail.
    After I got out jail, I sue them.
    After I sue them, they filed criminal charge against me to have me arrested and paid $3,000 bail bond money to get out.
    The Federal Judge decided that they don’t have jurisdiction for this case.
    I am going to Federal Appeal. I know how to file the appeal. I did it once and won as pro se. This is the most important case for all of us who suffer this kind of mistreatment to any human being!
    I hope we get this news out and help support the cause.
    First case in Federal Court for Guardianship Fraud.

  2. Harry Scott Boggs // September 8, 2018 at 5:29 pm //

    Ms. Karen Yeh Ho, this looks like yet another very complex case that has elapsed over the months/years. Same with me, very complex. I think there should maybe be some sort of statewide tribunal hearings all across the nation to bring all these things out into the open, sort of what South Africa had done after their apartheid crisis. But if the nation does that, all us victims will have to enter into it with clarity and precision. In your paragraph, I’m not even sure who the purported victim is/was. You, yourself, or somebody else? This is a big deal, though: cut-and-paste forgeries, god, what type of backwoods court system has jurisdiction over you? Judge Roy Bean Law West of the Pecos?

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