Art Carney

Arthur William Matthew Carney ( * November 4, 1918 in Mount Vernon, New York; † 9 November 2003 in Chester, Connecticut ) was an American film comedian and actor.


Carney was the brother of actor and director Fred Carney and worked himself over 50 years in the film business. He became known through the popular television sitcom The Honeymooners, in which he embodied the sewer worker Ed Norton. In the 1960s he played on Broadway next to Walter Matthau in the comedy by Neil Simon Odd Couple 966 times the role of Felix Ungar. In the same film adaptation of the 1968 Jack Lemmon Carney took part.

Carney preferred rather quiet rollers, so among other things, 1979 in the tragicomedy The Pensioners gear from Martin Brest, in which he attacked a bank along with George Burns and Lee Strasberg. He also starred in a series of crime novels and entered 1984 in Stephen King adaptation Firestarter on. In 1985 he played with the Muppets in the movie The Muppets Take Manhattan. He had his last role in 1993 in the action film Last Action Hero with Arnold Schwarzenegger.

Carney won a total of seven Emmy Awards for different roles. An Oscar Carney received in 1974 as Best Actor for his starring role in the comedy film Harry and Tonto. In 2003 he was briefly taken before his death in the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences ' Hall of Fame.

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