‘Carol Burnett Show’ star Tim Conway suffering from dementia and is 'almost entirely unresponsive', says daughter

Tim Conway's daughter Kelly is fighting for rights to be in charge of her father's medical treatments as he battles dementia


                            ‘Carol Burnett Show’ star Tim Conway suffering from dementia and is 'almost entirely unresponsive', says daughter

Amid 84-year-old 'Carol Burnett Show' star Tim Conway's battle with dementia, his daughter Kelly has asked to be appointed his conservator and sought to be in charge of his medical treatments. 

According to documents obtained by People, 56-year-old Kelly filed the documents in a Los Angeles court, claiming that Conway's wife Charlene Fusco is "planning to move him out of the excellent skilled nursing facility he is currently at" and is going to place him in a facility that does not give him access to "registered nurses at all times and his 24-hour caregiver and speech therapist (to help with swallowing)". 

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Kelly has also stated that her father cannot "properly provide for his personal needs for physical health, food, and clothing and is almost entirely unresponsive".

She is trying to be granted guardship in order to be able to administer her father's medications herself. 

Apart from his work in 'McHale’s Navy' and 'The Carol Burnett Show,' Conway is best known for his character Dorf. However, before his big break in Hollywood, Conway has said he had no experience in the industry. In an interview with 'The Interviews: An Oral History of Television' in the year 2004, he shared, "I had no professional training. I had a sense of humor and had been in front of a microphone". He also starred in McHale's 'Navy' as well as co-starred in 'The Carol Burnett Show'.

Tim Conway in Pasadena, California on January 12, 2012. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)
Tim Conway in Pasadena, California on January 12, 2012. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)

Tim had also made a special appearance on the second season of '30 Rock' for which he ended up receiving an Emmy.  He also won a Golden Globe Award for best supporting actor for 'The Carol Burnett Show'. He has also made several guest appearances on shows such as 'Married… With Children', 'Mad About You', 'Glee', 'Two and a Half Me'n and 'Mike & Molly'. 

Tim married Charlene in the year 1984; before that was he married to Mary Anne Dalton from 1961-78, and with whom had six children.