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Art Carney

Art Carney

85 (passed away Nov. 9th, 2003)
Nov. 4th, 1918
Born in
Mount Vernon, New York, USA
5' 10"

Art Carney's Main TV Roles

Show Character(s)
The Honeymooners TV Show
The Honeymooners
The Dinah Shore Chevy Show TV Show
The Dinah Shore Chevy Show
Jackie Gleason and His American Scene Magazine TV Show
Jackie Gleason and His American Scene Magazine
Cavalcade of Stars TV Show
Cavalcade of Stars
Lanigan's Rabbi TV Show
Lanigan's Rabbi
The Cavanaughs TV Show
The Cavanaughs

Main Movie Roles

Guest TV Roles

[none found]


  • Before playing Ed Norton on The Honeymooners, Carney played a cop who gets hit by a barrel of flour in the first "Honeymooners" sketch on _"The Jackie Gleason Show" (1952)_ (qv).
  • Originated the role of Felix Ungar (opposite 'Walter Matthau' (qv) as Oscar Madison) in 'Neil Simon (I)' (qv)'s "The Odd Couple" on Broadway in 1965.
  • 'Jackie Gleason (I)' (qv) once stated that Carney was 90% responsible for the success of _"The Honeymooners" (1955)_ (qv).
  • Was nominated for Broadway's 1969 Tony Award as Best Actor (Dramatic) for 'Brian Friel (I)' (qv)'s "Lovers."
  • Appears as Ed Norton, with 'Jackie Gleason (I)' (qv) as Ralph Kramden, on a 44 USA commemorative postage stamp in the Early TV Memories issue honoring _"The Honeymooners" (1955)_ (qv). The stamp was issued 11 August 2009.
  • Beat out 'Jack Nicholson' (qv), 'Dustin Hoffman' (qv), 'Albert Finney' (qv), and 'Al Pacino' (qv) to win his first and only Best Actor Oscar for _Harry and Tonto (1974)_ (qv).
  • He was the voice of "Red Lantern:The Fish Priminister" on "The Land Of The Lost" children's radio show, which also starred 'Mae Questel' (qv) and 'Naomi Lewis' (qv). "The Land Of The Lost" was heard on The ABC Radio Network during the mid 1940s. Mr. Carney also performed on another TV puppet special with "The Bil & Cora Baird Puppets" - "Art Carney Meets The Sorcerer's Apprentice" on The ABC TV Network. The show aired in the early 1960s.
  • Biography in: "The Scribner Encyclopedia of American Lives". Volume 7, 2003-2005, pages 63-65. Farmington Hills, MI: Thomson Gale, 2007.

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