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.
He talked his way into a job with the popular Horace Heidt
Orchestra and went on the road for more than three years, doing impressions, novelty songs, and some announcing for Heidt's radio show "Pot o' Gold". In 1941, when the orchestra was asked to make a movie, Carney was handed a small role. He also specialized in dialects.