TAMPA, Fla. (AP) Versatile TV funnyman Durward Kirby, who for years played second banana on "The Garry Moore Show" and for a time was co-host of "Candid Camera," has died at age 88.
Kirby died of congestive heart failure Wednesday at Shell Pointe Village Pavillion, a nursing home in Fort Myers in southwest Florida, his son, Randall Kirby, said Thursday.
Starting out in radio in the Midwest, the tall (6-foot-4), blond Kirby teamed up with Moore off and on for 30 years, serving as announcer and performer on Moore's early, live "The Garry Moore Show" on CBS-TV in 1950-51 and the highly successful variety show of the same name that ran from 1958-64 and 1966-67.
The variety show was known for making a star of Carol Burnett and for its nostalgia segments, called "That Wonderful Year."
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