The Odd Couple. Comedy. Written by Neil Simon
. Plymouth Theatre (moved to The Eugene O'Neill Theatre from 1 Aug 1966- close): 10 Mar 1965- 2 Jul 1967 (964 performances + 2 previews that began on 8 Mar 1965). Cast: Art Carney
(as "Felix Ungar"), Walter Matthau
(as "Oscar Madison"), Paul Dooley
(as "Speed"), John Fiedler
3 Portrayals |
9 Articles |
1 Magazine Cover Photo |
5' 10" (1.78 m)
Did You Know?
[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.
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.