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Art Carney Overview:

Legendary actor, Art Carney, was born Arthur William Matthew Carney on Nov 4, 1918 in Mount Vernon, NY. Carney died at the age of 85 on Nov 9, 2003 in Chester, CT .

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Art Carney was nominated for one Academy Award, winning for Best Actor for Harry and Tonto (as Harry) in 1974.

Academy Awards

YearAwardFilm nameRoleResult
1974Best ActorHarry and Tonto (1974)HarryWon
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He was honored with one star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the category of Television. In addition, Carney was inducted into the TV Hall of Fame and was immortalized on a US postal stamp in 2009.

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Harry and Tonto (1974) with

By Greg Orypeck on Jan 15, 2015 From Classic Film Freak

Share This! “You never really feel somebody’s suffering, you only feel their death.”—— Harry Coombes When retired, elderly widower Harry Coombes is forced from his New York City apartment, he and his cat Tonto make a leisurely, often improvisational trek across the country toward Los Angeles. To be ... Read full article


Harry and Tonto (1974) with

By Greg Orypeck on Jan 15, 2015 From Classic Film Freak

Share This! “You never really feel somebody’s suffering, you only feel their death.”—— Harry Coombes When retired, elderly widower Harry Coombes is forced from his New York City apartment, he and his cat Tonto make a leisurely, often improvisational trek across the country toward Los Angeles. To be ... Read full article


The Art of

By Aurora on Nov 4, 2012 From How Sweet It Was

Arthur William Matthew “Art” Carney would have turned 94 years old today. Born in Mount Vernon, New York, Carney started his career as an entertainer by doing imitations and performing comedy bits with Horace Heidt‘s orchestra.  He was also a regular on a variety of radio programs and appear... Read full article


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Art Carney Facts
World War II veteran stationed in France as an infantryman.Wounded in leg by shrapnel and was hospitalized for nine months. He walked with a limp for the rest of his life.

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.

He was a voice-over regular on the popular 1930s radio series "Gangbusters" that featured weekly episodes based actual crime incidents. Each program ended with various descriptions of wanted criminals, many of whom were later arrested due to avid listener participation.

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