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Encyclopedia > Art Carney
Art Carney
Birth name Arthur William Matthew Carney
Born November 4, 1918
Flag of the United States Mount Vernon, New York
Died November 9, 2003, age 85
Chester, Connecticut
Spouse(s) Jean Myers (25 & 23yrs-til his death)
Children Brian Carney
Eileen Carney
Paul Carney

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Biography

Carney was born in Mount Vernon, New York to Helen Farrell and Edward M. Carney,[1] a newspaper man and publicist. His family was Irish American and Catholic.[2] He attended A B Davis High School.[3] Carney was drafted as an infantryman during World War II. During the Battle of Normandy, he was wounded in the leg by shrapnel and walked with a limp for the rest of his life. Motto: The city of homes Coordinates: Counties Westchester County Government  - Mayor Ernest D. Davis (Dem) Area  - City 11. ... Irish population density in the United States, 1872. ... Combatants Allied powers: China France Great Britain Soviet Union United States and others Axis powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Chiang Kai-shek Charles de Gaulle Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tōjō Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead: 33,000... Combatants United States United Kingdom Canada Free France Poland Germany Commanders Dwight Eisenhower (Supreme Allied Commander) Bernard Montgomery (land) Bertram Ramsay (sea) Trafford Leigh-Mallory (air) Omar Bradley (U.S. 1st Army) Miles Dempsey (UK 2nd Army) Harry Crerar (Canadian 1st Army) Gerd von Rundstedt (OB WEST) Erwin Rommel (Heeresgruppe... It has been suggested that Fragmentation (weaponry) be merged into this article or section. ...


Carney was married three times to two women: Jean Myers, from 1940 to 1965; and again from 1980 to his death: 3 children; and Barbara Isaac from December 21, 1966 to 1977. December 21 is the 355th day of the year (356th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1966 (MCMLXVI) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar) of the 1966 Gregorian calendar. ...


Carney died of natural causes at his home in Westbrook, Connecticut, five days after his 85th birthday; he was survived by his widow and children. Carney is interred at Riverside Cemetery in Old Saybrook, Middlesex County, Connecticut. He has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6627 Hollywood Blvd. Old Saybrook is a town located in Middlesex County, Connecticut. ... Middlesex is the name of several places: In England: Middlesex, a traditional county of England, The original use of this place name. ... Official language(s) English Capital Hartford Largest city Bridgeport Largest metro area Hartford Area  Ranked 48th  - Total 5,543[2] sq mi (14,356 km²)  - Width 70 miles (113 km)  - Length 110 miles (177 km)  - % water 12. ... A band plays on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. ...


Career

Carney was a busy radio actor before and after his military service in World War II.

The main cast of The Honeymooners during its 1955–56 run (from left to right): Jackie Gleason, Audrey Meadows, Carney, and Joyce Randolph

Carney began his film career in 1941 with a uncredited role in Pot o' Gold, a minor film starring James Stewart and Paulette Goddard, playing one of her brothers. In 1974 he won the Academy Award for Best Actor for his performance as Harry Coombes, an elderly man going on the road with his pet cat, in Harry and Tonto. In 1978, Carney appeared in The Star Wars Holiday Special, a spin-off film to the Star Wars series. In it, he played Trader Saun Dann, a member of the Rebel Alliance who was a close friend of Chewbacca and his family. He also appeared in such films as W.W. and the Dixie Dancekings, The Late Show, House Calls, Movie Movie and Going in Style. Later movies included The Muppets Take Manhattan, and the thriller Firestarter. Image File history File links Honeymooners_Cast. ... Image File history File links Honeymooners_Cast. ... Herbert John Jackie Gleason (February 26, 1916 – June 24, 1987) was an American comedian, actor, and musician. ... Audrey Meadows (February 8, 1926 – February 3, 1996), born Audrey Cotter, was an Emmy Award-winning American actress best known for playing the deadpan housewife, Alice Kramden in the 1950s American television comedy, The Honeymooners. ... Joyce Randolph, born Joyce Sirola… in Detroit, Michigan on October 21, 1925, is an actress, best known for playing Trixie Norton on The Honeymooners. ... James Maitland Stewart (May 20, 1908 – July 2, 1997) was an iconic, Academy Award-winning American film and stage actor, best known for his self-effacing screen persona. ... Paulette Goddard (June 3, 1910 – April 23, 1990),[1] an Oscar-nominated American film and theatre actress. ... The Academy Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role is one of the awards given to actors working in the motion picture industry by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences; nominations are made by Academy members who are actors and actresses. ... Harry and Tonto is a 1974 film which tells the story of an elderly man who goes out on the road with his pet cat. ... This article or section contains a plot summary that is overly long or excessively detailed. ... Star Wars is an epic space opera saga and a fictional universe initially developed by George Lucas during the 1970s and expanded since that time. ... In the fictional Star Wars universe, the Rebel Alliance, or more formally, the Alliance to Restore the Republic, is an interstellar terrorist force formed in direct military opposition to the Galactic Empire. ... Chewbacca (or Chewie) is a fictional character in the Star Wars universe. ... The Best Bits of The Late Show: Champagne Edition (DVD) The Late Show was a popular Australian comedy show, which ran for two seasons on the ABC from 18 July 1992 to 30 October 1993. ... The Muppets Take Manhattan DVD cover The Muppets Take Manhattan is the third of a series of live-action musical feature films starring Jim Hensons Muppets. ... FireStarter (Japanese ファイスタ Fai Suta) is the second episode of the anime FLCL. Spoiler warning: Summary The Episode starts out with Mamimi playing some handheld videogame about burning stuff to please a dark god Cantide. ...


Carney gained lifelong fame for his portrayal of upstairs neighbor and sewer worker, Ed Norton, opposite Jackie Gleason's Ralph Kramden in the popular television comedy show The Honeymooners and on the Gleason variety shows that preceded and followed the sitcom. Beyond The Honeymooners, Carney served as Gleason's sidekick and troupe member during many of the Gleason's years on television, which included several CBS runs of the Gleason variety show and some Honeymooners specials on ABC. Herbert John Jackie Gleason (February 26, 1916 – June 24, 1987) was an American comedian, actor, and musician. ... The word comedy has a classical meaning (comical theatre) and a popular one (the use of humor with an intent to provoke laughter in general). ... The Honeymooners is an American television situation comedy produced by Jackie Gleason Enterprises, Inc. ...


His portrayal of Norton continues to influence pop culture, particularly by inspiring the Hanna-Barbera characters, Yogi Bear and Barney Rubble. Art Carney also had many screen and stage roles, including the portrayal on Broadway of Felix Unger in The Odd Couple (opposite Walter Matthau as Oscar). He was nominated for seven Emmy Awards and won six. Cartoon Network Studios, formerly known as Hanna-Barbera Cartoons, Inc. ... Yogi Bear Yogi Bear is a fictional anthropomorphic bear who appears in animated cartoons created by Hanna-Barbera Productions. ... Barney Rubble. ... The Lion King at the New Amsterdam Theatre, 2003 Broadway theatre[1] is the most prestigious form of professional theatre in the U.S., as well as the most well known to the general public and most lucrative for the performers, technicians and others involved in putting on the shows. ... Walter Matthau and Art Carney in the 1965 Broadway production The Odd Couple was a hit 1965 Broadway play by Neil Simon, followed by a successful film and television series, as well as other derivative works and spinoffs, many featuring one or more of the same actors. ... Walter Matthau (October 1, 1920 – July 1, 2000) was an Academy Award-winning American comedy actor best-known for his role as Oscar Madison in The Odd Couple and his frequent collaborations with fellow Odd Couple star Jack Lemmon. ... An Emmy Award. ...

Art as Saun Dann in The Star Wars Holiday Special.

In 1981, he portrayed Harry Truman, an 84-year-old lodge owner in the half-fictional/half-real account of events leading to the eruption of Mount St. Helens, in the movie titled St. Helens. Although he retired in the late 1980s, he returned in 1993 to make a small cameo in the Arnold Schwarzenegger film, Last Action Hero. Image File history File links Saundann. ... Image File history File links Saundann. ... This article or section contains a plot summary that is overly long or excessively detailed. ... The 1980 eruption of Mount St. ... For the mountain in California see Mount Saint Helena. Mount St. ... St. ... Arnold Alois Schwarzenegger (German pronunciation (IPA): ) (born July 30, 1947) is an Austrian-American bodybuilder, actor, and politician, currently serving as the 38th Governor of the U.S. state of California. ... Last Action Hero is a 1993 action comedy directed by John McTiernan. ...


Awards

Awards
Preceded by
Jack Lemmon
for Save the Tiger
Academy Award for Best Actor
1974
for Harry and Tonto
Succeeded by
Jack Nicholson
for One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

John Uhler Lemmon III (February 8, 1925 – June 27, 2001), better known as Jack Lemmon, was a two-time Academy Award-winning American actor and comedian. ... Save the Tiger is a 1973 film which tells the story of an ageing businessman whose business is about to collapse under his juggling of the books. ... The Academy Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role is one of the awards given to actors working in the motion picture industry by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences; nominations are made by Academy members who are actors and actresses. ... Harry and Tonto is a 1974 film which tells the story of an elderly man who goes out on the road with his pet cat. ... Nicholson as Wilbur Force in The Little Shop of Horrors (1960). ... One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest is a 1975 film directed by Miloš Forman. ...

References

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  Results from FactBites:
 
Art Carney - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (399 words)
Art Carney (November 4, 1918 – November 9, 2003) was an American actor in film, stage, television, and radio.
Art Carney also had many screen and stage roles, including the portrayal on Broadway of Felix Unger in The Odd Couple (opposite Walter Matthau as Oscar).
Carney died at his home of natural causes 5 days after his 85th birthday in Chester, Connecticut; he was survived by his widow and children.
Boston.com / A&E / Celebrity news / Art Carney of TV's 'Honeymooners' Dead at 85 (931 words)
Carney enlisted in the army and received a leg wound in France that gave him a slight limp.
Carney rejoined the cast in 1966, and "The Honeymooners" was revived as an hour-long segment filling more than half the remaining "Jackie Gleason Show" telecasts during its final four years.
Art Carney, who played Jackie Gleason's dopey sidekick Ed Norton on television's "The Honeymooners" and who later won an Oscar, has died at the age of 85, a funeral home in Connecticut said on Tuesday.
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