Harvey Korman Birthday & Fun Facts

Height, Age, Net Worth, Biography & More

Chetan Mittal
Feb 08, 2024 By Chetan Mittal
Originally Published on Feb 06, 2023
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About Harvey Korman

Harvey Herschel Korman was an American actor and a veteran comedian of Russian-Jewish descent.

Harvey Korman was born on February 15, 1907, in Illinois. His parents were Ellen and Cyril Raymond Korman.

Harvey Korman had a flair for broad comic characterizations, which helped him land roles in many television and movie productions. He got his big break with CBS's 'The Danny Kaye Show' and was also a part of the Peninsula Players summer theater program during the 1950, 1957, and 1958 seasons. Harvey Korman's first-ever television role was that of a head waiter on 'The Donna Reed Show'. He first appeared in the episode titled 'Decisions, Decisions, Decisions'. Korman gained a lot of recognition in 1967 with his debut on 'The Harvey Korman Show'. During his ten-year run on the show, he got nominated six times for the Emmy award and won four awards. He was also a voice-over artist.


Harvey Korman made his television debut with 'The Donna Reed Show'. In 1961, he appeared in a CBS drama named 'Route 66'. He appeared in various TV shows after that, such as the NBC medical drama 'The Eleventh Hour' where he took on the role of Blake. His appearance on 'The Carol Burnett Show' also earned him widespread recognition.

Harvey Korman Net Worth, Earnings & Spending Habits

What was Harvey Korman's net worth?

Harvey Korman's net worth is an estimated $25 million. He accumulated his net worth by starring in multiple TV shows and films.

How much did Harvey Korman earn per year?

There is no information available on Harvey Korman's earnings.

Height, Age & Physical Attributes

How tall was Harvey Korman?

Harvey Korman was 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) tall.

How old was Harvey Korman?

Born on February 15, 1927, Harvey Korman died at 81 on May 29, 2008, at the UCLA Medical Center.

Childhood And Education

Harvey Korman was born to Ellen and Cyril Raymond Korman in Illinois, Chicago. He studied at the Goodman School of Drama in Chicago and HB Studio.

Family, Romance, And Relationships

Who was Harvey Korman's partner?

Harvey Lorman was married to Donna Ehlert from 1960-1977. The marriage lasted 17 years, and they had two children, Maria Korman, and Christopher Korman. Later, in 1982, Harvey Korman married Deborah Korman, his partner, until he died. With Deborah, he had two daughters, Laura Korman, and Katherine Korman.

Career And Professional Highlights

Best Known For…

Harvey Korman was best known for his role in 'The Carol Burnett Show'. He is also known for his villainous role in the 1974 Mel Brooks film 'Blazing Saddles'. He also played the character of Dr. Charles Montague in 'High Anxiety' in 1977. Other than that, Harvey Korman also gained recognition for his voice work.

What awards did Harvey Korman win?

Harvey Korman won four Primetime Emmy awards for his funny benefaction to 'The Carol Burnett Show'.

Other Interesting Harvey Korman Facts And Trivia

  • Being born in February, his zodiac sign is Aquarius.
  • Harvey Korman was a renowned comedian who also served in the US Navy during the Second World War.
  • Harvey Korman died aged 81 because of a ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm that he suffered four months back in 2008.
  • He only attended the Goodman School of Drama at the Art Institute of Chicago after he was discharged from the US Navy.
  • Harvey Korman appeared in 'Blazing Saddles', a 1974 black comedy film written, directed, and produced by Mel Brooks.

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Chetan MittalBachelor of Journalism

With a Bachelor's in Journalism from Amity University and copywriting, Chetan is an accomplished content writer who has demonstrated his versatility through his work with various companies across diverse industries, including media, travel, business, and hospitality. Additionally, Chetan is an accomplished Punjabi show director who brings his creative skills to his writing. His passion for traveling, dancing, and reading informs his content, producing high-quality work that engages and informs his audience.

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