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
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.

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.

He was the voice of "Red Lantern:The Fish Priminister" on "The Land Of The Lost" children's radio show, which also starred Mae Questel and Naomi Lewis. "The Land Of The Lost" was heard on The ABC Radio Network during the mid 1940s. Mr. Carney also performed on another TV puppet special with "The Bil & Cora Baird Puppets" - "Art Carney Meets The Sorcerer's Apprentice" on The ABC TV Network. The show aired in the early 1960s.

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