The Odd Couple (1965). 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
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5' 10" (1.78 m)
Did You Know?
I don't take myself too seriously which is maybe why I've done a lot more comedy roles than anything else. I have more fun doing off-the-wall kinds of things.
Was discovered in New York by Mike Nichols
, who cast the actor as one of the poker-playing buddies in the original 1965 Broadway production "The Odd Couple." When star Art Carney
left the play, Dooley replaced him as the fastidious roommate Felix opposite Walter Matthau
's grumbling Oscar Madison.