Born Arthur William Matthew Carney in Mount Vernon, New York, he gained lifelong fame for his portrayal of sewer worker Ed Norton opposite Jackie Gleason's Ralph Kramden in the popular television comedy show The Honeymooners. Art Carney also had many screen and stage roles, including the portrayal of Felix Unger in The Odd Couple. He was nominated for seven Emmy Awards.
In 1973 he won the Academy Award for Best Actor for his performance as an elderly man going on the road with his pet cat in Harry and Tonto. He has also appeared in such films as W.W. and the Dixie Dancekings, The Late Show, House Calls, Movie Movie and Going in Style.
Carney has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6627 Hollywood Blvd.
Art Carney Facts
|Birth Name||William Matthew Carney|
|Birthday||November 4, 1918|
|Birthplace||Mount Vernon, New York, USA|
|Date of death||November 11, 2003 (age 85)|
|Awards||1975 Academy Awards: Best Actor (for Harry and Tonto)|
|1975 Golden Globe Awards: Best Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical (for Harry And Tonto)|
|Going in Style|
|The Night of the Meek|
|The Muppets Take Manhattan|
|Last Action Hero|
|The Honeymooners : Lost Episodes 1951-1957|
|The Twilight Zone: The Complete Series|