85 (passed away Nov. 9th, 2003)
Nov. 4th, 1918
Mount Vernon, New York, USA
Art Carney's Main TV Roles
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.