Hedley Lamar: 1927-2008

Sun, Jun 1, 2008 at 4:30 pm ET

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Actor Harvey Korman passed away a few days ago at the age of 81.  Perhaps best known as Hedley Lamar (not Hedy…) from Mel Brooks’ epic classic  Blazing Saddles, I, perhaps unfortunately, can’t say that I’m all that familiar with Korman’s other work.  I can say, however, that his sublime, tongue-in-cheek take-off portrayal of the cliche, antagonistic old west land grabber was enough to make him immortal in my book.  As such, I deicded to compile a handful of my favorite Hedley Lamar clips, or at least the ones I could scrounge up on You Tube.  Make the jump for the full compilation.  Thanks for all the memories and one-liners, Mr. Korman…

Take this down, Taggart…

The ole #6…

Using your tongue prettier than a $20 whore…

Give the Governor a harumph!

Head them off at the pass?

And then this one just for the hell of it…(at least we get a shot of Hedley’s office door at the end)

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One Response to “Hedley Lamar: 1927-2008”

  1. Cochese Says:

    great movie, great role. 



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