Art Carney

Actor, Comedian
Forever known as sewer worker Ed Norton in the 1950s sitcom "The Honeymooners", Art Carney was the youngest of six brothers and was drafted as an infantryman in World War II. During the Battle of Normandy, shrapnel hit ... Read more »
Born: 11/04/1918 in Mount Vernon, New York, USA

Filmography

Actor (81)

The Honeymooners 50th Anniversary 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

Inside TV Land 1999 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Last Action Hero 1993 (Movie)

Frank (Actor)

The Honeymooners Anniversary Special 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

Comic Relief IV 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

Jackie Gleason: The Great One 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

The Cavanaughs 1986 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

Night Friend 1987 (Movie)

Monsignor O'Brien (Actor)

The Emperor's New Clothes 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Actor

Alice 1976 - 1985 (TV Show)

Actor

The Naked Face 1985 (Movie)

Morgens (Actor)

Firestarter 1984 (Movie)

Irv Manders (Actor)

The Muppets Take Manhattan 1984 (Movie)

(cameo appearance) (Actor)

Better Late Than Never 1983 (Movie)

Charley Dunbar (Actor)

Bitter Harvest 1980 - 1981 (TV Show)

Actor

Fighting Back 1980 - 1981 (TV Show)

Actor

Take This Job and Shove It 1981 (Movie)

Charlie Pickett (Actor)

Defiance 1980 (Movie)

Abe (Actor)

Roadie 1980 (Movie)

Corpus C Redfish (Actor)

St. Helens 1980 (Movie)

(Actor)

Steel 1980 (Movie)

Pignose Moran (Actor)

Going in Style 1979 (Movie)

Al (Actor)

Ravagers 1979 (Movie)

Sergeant (Actor)

The Honeymooners Christmas Special 1978 - 1979 (TV Show)

Actor

You Can't Take It With You 1978 - 1979 (TV Show)

Actor

CBS: On the Air 1977 - 1978 (TV Show)

Actor

House Calls 1978 (Movie)

Dr Amos Willoughby (Actor)

Ringo 1977 - 1978 (TV Show)

Actor

Sunburn 1978 (Movie)

Al Marcus (Actor)

The Honeymooners 1955 - 1956, 1977 - 1978 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Honeymooners Christmas 1977 - 1978 (TV Show)

Actor

The Honeymooners Valentine Special 1977 - 1978 (TV Show)

Actor

Christmas in Disneyland 1976 - 1977 (TV Show)

Actor

Movie Movie 1977 (Movie)

Dr Bowers (Actor)

Scott Joplin 1977 (Movie)

John Stark (Actor)

Katherine 1975 - 1976 (TV Show)

Actor

Lanigan's Rabbi 1975 - 1976 (TV Show)

Actor

Lola 1975 - 1976 (TV Show)

Actor

The Honeymooners Second Honeymoon 1975 - 1976 (TV Show)

Actor

The Late Show 1976 (Movie)

Ira Wells (Actor)

Happy Endings 1974 - 1975 (TV Show)

Actor

Won Ton Ton, the Dog Who Saved Hollywood 1975 (Movie)

J J Fromberg (Actor)

Harry and Tonto 1974 (Movie)

Harry (Actor)

The Jackie Gleason Special 1973 - 1974 (TV Show)

Actor

The Snoop Sisters 1973 - 1974 (TV Show)

Actor

The Perry Como Winter Show 1972 - 1973 (TV Show)

Actor

The Snoop Sisters 1972 - 1973 (TV Show)

Actor

W. W. and the Dixie Dancekings 1973 (Movie)

Deacon Gore (Actor)

The Perry Como Winter Show 1971 - 1972 (TV Show)

Actor

The Jackie Gleason Special 1970 - 1971 (TV Show)

Actor

The Jackie Gleason Show 1966 - 1970 (TV Show)

Actor

A Guide For the Married Man 1967 (Movie)

Guest Star (Actor)

Alfred Hitchcock Presents 1955 - 1965 (TV Show)

Actor

The Yellow Rolls-Royce 1963 (Movie)

Joey (Actor)

DuPont Show of the Month 1957 - 1961 (TV Show)

Actor

The Jackie Gleason Show 1952 - 1961 (TV Show)

Actor

Studio One 1948 - 1958 (TV Show)

Actor

A Doctor's Story (TV Show)

Actor

Batman (TV Show)

Actor

Climax! (TV Show)

Actor

Death Scream (TV Show)

Actor

Izzy and Moe (TV Show)

Actor

Katherine (Movie)

(Actor)

Lanigan's Rabbi (TV Show)

Actor

Letters From Frank (TV Show)

Actor

Pot O' Gold (Movie)

(Actor)

Terrible Joe Moran (TV Show)

Actor

The Blue Yonder (TV Show)

Actor

The DuPont Show of the Week (TV Show)

Actor

The Last Leaf (TV Show)

Actor

The Undergrads (TV Show)

Actor

Where Pigeons Go to Die (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

Forever known as sewer worker Ed Norton in the 1950s sitcom "The Honeymooners", Art Carney was the youngest of six brothers and was drafted as an infantryman in World War II. During the Battle of Normandy, shrapnel hit Carney's leg and gave him a lifelong limp. He started in radio as a gifted mimic and in 1948 transitioned to television, making his debut as a waiter on "The Morey Amsterdam Show". When he was hired for a supporting role to Jackie Gleason on "Cavalcade of Stars" in 1952, Carney found a comedic foil and lifelong friend until Gleason's 1987 death. The duo's skillful on-stage chemistry eventually yielded the Cramden/Norton tandem, two working-class stiffs forever pursuing get-rich schemes as their long-suffering wives looked on. Carney's Ed Norton truly perfected the idea of the comedic second banana, a role he continued to fill playing alongside Gleason in subsequent years. Carney still found plenty of time to nourish his own career, guesting on television series and appearing in a mid-1960s Broadway run of "The Odd Couple". In 1974, Carney won the Best Actor Oscar for his role in "Harry and Tonto". Roles in "Roadie", "Going in Style". "Firestarter", and finally 1993's "The Last Action Hero" were followed by his retirement from acting.

Relationships

Edward Carney

Father

Reeve Carney Actor

Great-Nephew

Helen Carney

Mother

Eileen Carney

Daughter
born in September 1946 mother, Jean Myers

Brian Carney

Son
born in February 1946 mother, Jean Myers

Paul Carney

Son
born in 1952 mother, Jean Myers

Frederick Carney

Brother
older

Jack Carney

Brother
died 1956 older

Ned Carney

Brother
older

Phil Carney

Brother
older

Robert Carney

Brother
older

Barbara Isaac

Wife
second wife married in December 1966 divorced

Jean Myers

Wife
married on August 15, 1940 divorced in 1966 remarried in March 1977

EDUCATION

A B Davis High School

Mount Vernon , New York

Milestones

1993

Final feature appearace to date in "The Last Action Hero"

1990

Made last TV-movie to date "Where Pigeons Go to Die" (NBC)

1988

Hosted "Jackie Gleason: The Great One", a posthumous CBS tribute to Gleason

1985

Final onscreen teaming with Jackie Gleason in the title roles of the CBS TV-movie "Izzy and Moe"

1984

Had featured role in "The Muppets Take Manhattan"

1984

Won sixth Emmy for supporting role in "Terrible Joe Moran" (CBS), starring James Cagney

1979

Teamed with George Burns and Lee Strasberg for "Going in Style"

1977

Starred in the short-lived NBC series "Lanigan's Rabbi"

1977

Delivered one of his best film performances as an aging detective investigating his partner's murder in Robert Benton's "The Late Show"

1974

Won Best Actor Oscar for his performance as a senior citizen in "Harry and Tonto"

1968

Earned Tony Award nomination for his role in the stage play "Lovers" by Brian Friel

1965

Originated role of Felix Unger on Broadway in "The Odd Couple"

1964

First major screen role, "The Yellow Rolls-Royce"

1951

Introduced Ed Norton character on "The Honeymooners" skit on "Cavalcade of Stars"

1951

Was regular on the NBC variety series "Henry Morgan's Great Talent Hunt"

1940

Screen debut in a bit part, "Pot o' Gold"; last feature appearance for over 20 years

1936

Began career as a mimic and novelty singer with Horace Heidt Orchestra

TV series debut as Charlie the doorman and Newton the waiter on "The Morey Amsterdam Show" (CBS, 1948-1949; DuMont, 1949-1950)

Broadway debut, "The Rope Dancers"

Worked on radio with Horace Heidt, on "The March of Time" (doing impersonations of politicians in the news and often partnered with character actor Ollie O'Toole) and as second banana to Fred Allen, Edgar Bergen and Bert Lahr; interrupted in 1944-1945 for

Headlined a series of TV specials for NBC

Returned to status as regular on "The Jackie Gleason Show" (CBS)

Was a regular on DuMont Network's "Cavalcade of Stars"

Had recurring guest role as James Cavanaugh on the CBS sitcom "The Cavanaughs"

Served in US Army; hit by shrapnel at Normandy's Omaha Beach landing and suffered a leg wound which left him with a slight limp

Played Norton in the sitcom "The Honeymooners" (CBS)

Left "The Odd Couple" when he suffered a nervous breakdown; briefly hospitalized

Co-starred on "The Jackie Gleason Show"; reprised character of Ed Norton in "The Honeymooners" sketches; won three back-to-back Emmy Awards in 1953, 1954 and 1955

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