Played neat-freak Felix Unger in the original Broadway production of Neil Simon
's "The Odd Couple". Tony Randall
, who played the role on the TV sitcom version, says that Carney was a better Felix than either Jack Lemmon
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[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.
Suffered a nervous breakdown over the end of his 25-year marriage to wife Jean due to his addictions to alcohol, amphetamines and barbiturates. After recovering fully in the 1970s, he not only won an Academy Award but also his wife. They remarried.