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Art Carney

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Art Carney

American actor in film, stage, television and radio add

Category: Movies & TV

Born in 1918.

Countries: United States (81%), New York (6%), (6%)

Education: undef.

Main connections: Lee Strasberg, George Burns, Meat Loaf

Linked to: Columbia Records, NBC, GEICO, Mount Vernon High School

 

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Art Carney was born in 1918 add something


1939

He narrated a version of "The Wizard of Oz" for Golden Records, with Mitch Miller and his chorus performing four of the songs from the classic 1939 film version add something


1940

Carney, a gifted mimic, worked steadily in radio during the 1940s, playing character roles and impersonating celebrities add something

 

One of his radio roles during the 1940s was the fish Red Lantern on "Land of the Lost" add something


1941

In 1941 he was the house comic on the big band remote series, "Matinee at Meadowbrook" add something


1943

In 1943 he played Billy Oldham on "Joe and Ethel Turp", based on Damon Runyon stories add something


1948

He impersonated FDR on "The March of Time" and Dwight D. Eisenhower on "Living 1948" add something

 

On the radio and television shows of "The Morey Amsterdam Show" from 1948 to 1950, Carney's character Charlie the doorman became known for his catchphrase, "Ya know what I mean-" add something


1950

Carney recorded prolifically in the 1950s for Columbia Records add something


1957

Carney made his Broadway debut in 1957 as the lead in "The Rope Dancers" with Siobhan McKenna, a drama by Morton Wishengrad add something


1958

In 1958, he starred in an ABC children's television special "Art Carney Meets Peter and the Wolf", which featured the Bil Baird Marionettes add something

 

Buddy Hackett - He appeared as Art Carney's replacement on "The Jackie Gleason Show", and in the 1958 film "God's Little Acre"


1959

Carney had his own NBC television variety show from 1959 to 1960 add something


1961

In 1961-62, Art Carney played Frank Michaelson in an English comedy by Phoebe & Henry Ephron entitled "Take Her, She's Mine" with Phyllis Thaxter as his co-star in the Biltmore Theatre in New York two seasons before his role in "the Odd Couple" in the Plymouth Theatre in New York; the character was played by James Stewart in the 1963 film version add something

 

Richard Jordan - In 1961, he appeared on Broadway with Art Carney and Elizabeth Ashley in "Take Her, She's Mine"


1965

Walter Matthau - In 1965, however, a plum comedy role came Matthau's way when Neil Simon cast him in the hit play The Odd Couple playing the slovenly sportswriter Oscar Madison opposite Art Carney as Felix Unger.


1966

Robert Coote - In 1966, Coote appeared with Jackie Gleason and Art Carney in an episode of "The Honeymooners" entitled "The Honeymooners in England", broadcast on CBS-TV from Miami


 

In 1969 he was nominated for a Tony award for his performance in Brian Friel's "Lovers" add something


1970

Star Wars Holiday Special - These include songs and comedy routines by such 1970s talents as Jefferson Starship, Diahann Carroll, Art Carney, Harvey_Korman and Bea Arthur


 

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" add something


1976

Johnny Weissmuller - In 1976, he appeared for the last time in a motion picture, playing a movie crewman who is fired by a movie mogul, played by Art Carney, in "Won Ton Ton, the Dog Who Saved Hollywood", and he made his final public appearance in that year when he was inducted into the Body Building Guild Hall of Fame


1977

Lily Tomlin - A comedy-mystery, "The Late Show", teaming Tomlin with Art Carney, was a critical success in 1977

 

Barbara Rhoades - She played a police officer, "No Balls" Hadley, in 1977's "The Choirboys" and a Vegas hooker who picks up Art Carney along the road during his Oscar-winning performance in "Harry and Tonto"


1978

In 1978, Carney appeared in "The Star Wars Holiday Special", a made-for-TV movie that was linked to the "Star Wars" film series add something

 

Lucky Oceans - Also in 1978, they appeared in the movie "Roadie", along with Meat Loaf, Blondie and Art Carney


1979

George Burns - Burns did a movie with Art Carney and Lee Strasberg in 1979 called "Going in Style"

 

Martin Brest - His major studio debut was 1979's "Going in Style", which starred George Burns, Art Carney and Lee Strasberg, the first of several films to mix action and comedy to great effect


1980

Although he retired in the late 1980s, he returned in 1993 in a minor supporting role in the Arnold Schwarzenegger film, "Last Action Hero" add something

 

Rhonda Bates - In 1980, Bates was in the film "Roadie ", co-starring rocker Meat Loaf and comedy legend Art Carney


1984

In 1984, he portrayed Santa Claus in the made-for-TV holiday film "The Night They Saved Christmas" add something


Art Carney died in 2003 add something

 

Carney died in his sleep on November 9, 2003 at age 85 of natural causes near his home in Westbrook, Connecticut add something


2012

Jean Carney died nine years later on October 31, 2012 at the age of 93 add something