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Art Carney

Art Carney's biography

Art Carney is 85 years old television actor born at Mount Vernon. He was born on Monday 4th of November 1918. He is often nicknamed as Mr. C. According to year of birth 1918 he belongs to Greatest Generation. Birthday on 4th of November means he is Scorpio. Scorpio is a watery sign. These people are very intense in their thoughts. They always learn from the transformatory phase of their life.

He is native english speaker. He is citizen of United States of America. His primary profession is to be television actor. You can know him also as film actor, stage actor, film producer. He is recently known as actor.

Art Carney's schools

We found 1 school He attended. Name of the school: Mount Vernon High School.

Detailed informations about his schools

  • Won a talent contest in elementary school and another at A.B. Davis High School, in Mount Vernon, from which he graduated in 1936. Had only a high school education, no formal training and never took an acting class.

Art Carney's career

His main focus is to be television actor. You could see him also in Harry and Tonto, The Jackie Gleason Show, The Honeymooners, Terrible Joe Moran and many more.

How did Art Carney die

He died on on Sunday 9th of November 2003 when he was 85 years old at Chester. Art Carneys death was caused by undisclosed.

Awards and competitions

Art Carney's Awards

  • Won the Academy Award for playing the 72-year-old Harry Coombes in the sentimental film Harry and Tonto (1974). He was only 55 at the time but used makeup, grew a mustache, whitened his hair and stopped masking his limp.
  • Suffered a nervous breakdown over the end of his 25-year marriage to wife Jean owing to his addictions to alcohol, amphetamines and barbiturates. After recovering fully in the 1970s, he won not only an Academy Award but also his wife: They remarried.
  • He was awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6627 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California, on February 8, 1960.
  • Was nominated for Broadway's 1969 Tony Award as Best Actor (Dramatic) for Brian Friel's "Lovers".
  • The Carney Awards, named after Art Carney, have been awarded annually since 2015 for "Outstanding Achievement in Character Acting". It is a lifetime achievement award, not given for specific performances.

Art Carney's Nominations

  • He was nominated for Academy Award for Best Actor

What Art Carney has done for a first time

  • Before playing Ed Norton on The Honeymooners (1955), Carney played a policeman who gets hit by a barrel of flour in the first Honeymooners sketch on The Jackie Gleason Show (1952).
  • Beat out Jack Nicholson, Dustin Hoffman, Albert Finney, and Al Pacino to win his first and only Best Actor Oscar for Harry and Tonto (1974).
  • It was while appearing in "The Odd Couple" on Broadway that Carney suffered a nervous breakdown brought on by the failure of his twenty-five-year first marriage. He was forced to leave the play and enter a sanitarium for nearly six months.
  • First appeared as Ed Norton, the foil for star Jackie Gleason's character Ralph Kramden, when The Honeymooners (1955) was a regular skit between 1951 and 1952 on the DuMont Network's television program Cavalcade of Stars (1949).

Art Carney's quotes

  • I love Ed Norton and what he did for my career. But the truth is that we couldn't have been more different. Norton was the total extrovert, there was no way you could put down his infectious good humor. Me? I'm a loner and a worrier.
  • I don't tell jokes, and if I tried, I couldn't hold an audience's attention for five minutes.
  • An actor can survive a bad play, particularly if his performance is well received. But a bad movie...
  • [during an interview with columnist Earl Wilson] How would you like to go through life with your name synonymous with sewage?
  • [on his role as Ed Norton on The Honeymooners (1955)] I'm trying to change my image. You don't like going through life with your name synonymous with sewers.

Art Carney's body shape

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