Farewell, Chef Gormaanda – we hardly knew you (R.I.P Harvey Korman)

Television

gormaanda.jpgComedian Harvey Korman, a fixture on The Carol Burnett Show who played the celestial chef Gormaanda in the apocryphal 1978 Star Wars Holiday Special, has passed away at the age of 81.

Korman filled several other roles on the Holiday Special, which also featured Jefferson Starship, Diahann Carroll, Art Carney and Bea Arthur. (Seriously.)

Despite introducing Boba Fett to the galaxy, the show is a one-time event that George Lucas considers never to have happened (like Han shooting first). But Lucas liked Korman enough to bring him back for his 1994 film Radioland Murders (a fine little movie.)

Pictured: Harvey Korman as Gormaanda the four-armed Julia Child of the Star Wars galaxy.

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