Tim Conway’s wife, Charlene Conway, was granted conservatorship for the ailing comedian this week in Los Angeles Superior Court, ending a dispute over the matter between Charlene Conway and Kelly Conway, his daughter.
People first reported the court resolution, and lawyers for both parties confirmed Charlene Conway’s appointment as her 85-year-old husband’s conservator. Kelly Conway and Charlene Conway both asked for sole conservatorship in probate court last year and legal documents revealed that Tim Conway is suffering from dementia.
Kelly Conway had gone to court to prevent Conway’s wife from transferring him from an “excellent skilled nursing facility” to one she said provided fewer services.
Tim Conway’s celebrated comedy career included acclaimed performances on such programs as “The Carol Burnett Show” and “McHale’s Navy.” Conway won four Emmys for his work on “Burnett” and two more for guest appearances on “Coach” and “30 Rock.”
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Charlene Conway’s attorney, Jeffrey Forer, said the court named Charlene Conway conservator on Tuesday. Troy Martin, Kelly Conway’s lawyer, said the appointment was the result of settlement agreement reached between the parties.
People said it had obtained legal documents saying that the court found “clear and convincing evidence” that Conway required a conservator and that Charlene Conway was found “suitable and qualified.” Kelly Conway consented to the appointment, according to the court documents.
The court filing said Conway was unable to make his own health-care decisions.
Kelly Conway is one of seven children from Tim Conway’s marriage to Mary Anne Dalton, which ended in divorce in 1978. He married Charlene Conway in 1984.