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Art Carney ACTOR


Art Carney was born on November 4th, 1918 in Mount Vermon, New York with the birth name Arthur William Matthew Carney.  He was the youngest of six boys born to parents, Helen and Edward Michael Carney. His brother, Fred Carney, also grew up and became involved in the entertainment industry working as an actor and director.
As a child he entered a talent contest in elementary school and another talent contest in high school, but never received any formal training in the arts.  He was drafted as an infantryman during World War II and was injured during the Battle of Normandy.
After he completed his military service he became involved in the entertainment industry, first as a comic singer with the Horace Heidt Orchestra which often would air on the radio.  Soon he became involved working as a film actor with a role in, "Pot o' Gold" (1941) followed by working on the series, "Matinee at Meadowbrook" (1941).
His career began to take off with roles on television and film such as, "The Henry Morgan Show" (1946-1947) and "The Honeymooners" (1953-1956) starring Jackie Gleason for which Art was nominated for seven Emmy Awards and won six of them.  He portrayed Ed Norton opposite actor Jackie Gleason and this became his most memorable role of his career.
He was a excellent character actor and continued to work on such shows as, "The Martha Raye Show", "What's My Line", "Art Carney Meets Peter and the Wolf" (1958), "Mr. Broadway" and the television movie, "Lanigan's Rabbi" (1976).  
Another major honor he earned during his career was winning the Academy Award for portraying a seventy two year old character, Harry in the film, "Harry and Tonto" (1974). 
Art Carney married three times throughout his life time.  His first wife was Jean Myers whom he wed on 1940 and they had three children, Brian, Eileen and Paul, together before ending the marriage in 1965.  He suffered a nervous breakdown over losing his marriage due to his addiction to alcohol and drug abuse.  His second wife was Barbara Isaac who he entered a union with in 1966 and they stayed together until 1977.  He then rekindled his marriage to his first wife, Jean Myers in 1980 and stayed together until he passed away on November 9th, 2003 in Chester, Connecticut. He is interred at Riverside Cemetery in Old Saybrook, Connecticut.


1993 Last Action Hero
1990 Uncle Buck
1990 Where Pigeons Go to Die
1987-1989 The Cavanaughs
1987 Night Friend
1986 Miracle of the Heart: A Boys Town Story
1985 The Blue Yonder
1985 Faerie Tale Theatre
1985 Izzy & Moe
1985 The Undergrads
1984 The Night They Saved Christmas
1984 The Muppets Take Manhattan
1984 The Naked Face
1984 Firestarter
1984 A Doctor's Story
1984 Terrible Joe Moran
1983 Better Late Than Never
1983 The Last Leaf
1982 Fame
1981 The Leprechauns' Christmas Gold
1981 St. Helens
1981 Bitter Harvest
1981 Take This Job and Shove It
1980 Fighting Back
1980 Alcatraz: The Whole Shocking Story
1980 Roadie
1980 Defiance
1979 Going in Style
1979 Letters from Frank
1979 Steel
1979 Sunburn
1979 Ravagers
1979 You Can't Take It with You 
1978 Jackie Gleason's Honeymooners' Christmas 
1978 Movie Movie
1978 The Star Wars Holiday Special
1978 Le mutant
1978 House Calls
1978 The Honeymooners Valentine Special
1978 Ringo
1977 Scott Joplin
1977 The Honeymooners Christmas Special
1976-1977 Lanigan's Rabbi
1977 The Late Show
1976 Christmas in Disneyland
1976 Won Ton Ton: The Dog Who Saved Hollywood 
1976 What Now, Catherine Curtis?
1976 The Honeymooners Second Honeymoon
1975 Katherine 
1975 Death Scream 
1975 W.W. and the Dixie Dancekings 
1974 Happy Anniversary and Goodbye
1974 Harry and Tonto
1973 The Jackie Gleason Special
1972 The Snoop Sisters
1970 The Great Santa Claus Switch
1970 The Virginian
1966-1970 The Jackie Gleason Show
1967 A Guide for the Married Man 
1966 Batman
1962-1966 Jackie Gleason and His American Scene Magazine
1964 The Yellow Rolls-Royce
1964 Joey Friedlander
1964 Mr. Broadway
1964 Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre
1964 A Day Like Today
1963-1964 The DuPont Show of the Week 
1961 The Dinah Shore Chevy Show
1961 The Chevy Show
1960 Twilight Zone
1960 The Big Sell
1959-1960 The Art Carney Show
1959 At the Movies
1959 Art Carney Meets the Sorcerer's Apprentice 
1957-1959 Playhouse 90
1958 The Sid Caesar Show
1958 Alfred Hitchcock Presents
1958 The DuPont Show of the Month 
1952-1957 The Jackie Gleason Show 
1953-1956 The Honeymooners
1956 Star Stage
1955 The Red Skelton Hour
1953-1955 Studio One in Hollywood 
1955 Climax!
1954 Panama Hattie
1954 The Best of Broadway 
1954 Ponds Theater
1954 Kraft Theatre 
1953-1954 Suspense
1953 Campbell Summer Soundstage
1953 Danger
1951-1953 Lux Video Theatre
1950-1951 Cavalcade of Stars 
1951 The Victor Borge Show
1951 Henry Morgan's Great Talent Hunt
1951 The Dagmar Story
1948-1950 The Morey Amsterdam Show
1941 Pot o' Gold      

Matinee Classics - Art Carney
Matinee Classics - The Honeymooners starring Jackie Gleason, Art Carney, Audrey Meadows and Joyce Randolph
Matinee Classics - Art Carney, Best Actor Oscar winner in 1974

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