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’Carol Burnett Show’ comedian Tim Conway reportedly suffering from dementia, daughter and wife fight over medical care

this Sept. 25, 2013, file photo, Tim Conway, left, and Chuck McCann pose together at “Still Laugh In: A Toast to George Schlatter” at the Saban Theatre in Beverly Hills, Calif. Actor and comedian McCann, who recorded the famous line “I’m cuckoo for Cocoa Puffs!” has died. He was 83. His publicist Edward Lozzi says McCann died Sunday, April 9. 2018, of congestive heart failure in a Los Angeles hospital. (Chris Pizzello / Invision/Associated Press)
this Sept. 25, 2013, file photo, Tim Conway, left, and Chuck McCann pose together at “Still Laugh In: A Toast to George Schlatter” at the Saban Theatre in Beverly Hills, Calif. Actor and comedian McCann, who recorded the famous line “I’m cuckoo for Cocoa Puffs!” has died. He was 83. His publicist Edward Lozzi says McCann died Sunday, April 9. 2018, of congestive heart failure in a Los Angeles hospital. (Chris Pizzello / Invision/Associated Press)

Tim Conway, the iconic comedian known best for his role on “The Carol Burnett Show,” is reportedly in the middle of an ugly battle between his wife and his daughter as he suffers from dementia.

The 84-year-old actor cannot “properly provide for his personal needs for physical health, food, and clothing” and is “almost entirely unresponsive,” his daughter Kelly said in paperwork filed in Los Angeles on Friday and acquired by People.

Kelly is requesting that a court name her her father’s conservator over his current wife, Charlene Fusco, who she claims is “planning to move him out of the excellent skilled nursing facility he is currently at.”

She also said the new facility doesn’t provide registered nurses around the clock or give him access to a 24-hour caregiver or his speech therapist.

Conway, who co-starred in Carol Burnett’s sketch show, also had roles on “The Steve Allen Show,” “McHale’s Navy” and his own “The Tim Conway Show.” Recently, he has voiced Barnacle Boy on “SpongeBob SquarePants” and made appearances on “30 Rock,” “Mike & Molly,” “Two and a Half Men” and “Glee.”

He married Fusco, his second wife, in 1984. Kelly is one of seven children, six from his first marriage to Mary Anne Dalton.


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