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  • 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 or himself.
  • In 1942, won Peabody award for radio show, "Man Behind the Gun."
  • Hosted a "Honeymooners" marathon on TV Land as Ed Norton (2001)
  • TV commercial for Coca-Cola (1990)
  • (1971) Stage Play: The Prisoner of Second Avenue. Comedy. Written by Neil Simon. Scenic Design by Richard Sylbert [final Broadway credit]. Directed by Mike Nichols. Eugene O'Neill Theatre: 11 Nov 1971- 29 Sep 1973 (798 performances + 4 previews that began on 9 Oct 1971). Cast: Peter Falk (as "Mel Edison"), Lee Grant (as "Edna Edison"), Vincent Gardenia (as "Harry Edison"), Dena Dietrich (as "Pauline"), Tresa Hughes (as "Jessie"), Florence Stanley (as "Pearl"), Wisner Washam (as "Roger Keating"). Standbys: Mitchell Jason (as "Harry Edison"), Carol Morley (as "Jessie/Pauline/Pearl"). Replacement actors during run: Jean Barker, Barbara Barrie (as "Edna Edison") [from 5 Jun 1972- ?], Art Carney (as "Mel Edison") [from 5 Jun 1972- ?], Ludi Claire (as "Pauline"), Gabriel Dell (as "Mel Edison"), Hector Elizondo (as "Mel Edison"), Harry Goz (as "Harry Edison"), Ruth Manning (as "Pauline"), Phyllis Newman(as "Edna Edison"), Rosemary Prinz (as "Edna Edison"), Jack Somack (as "Harry Edison") [from 22 May 1972- ?], Jennie Ventriss (as "Pearl"). Standby: Henry Sutton (as "Harry Edison"). Produced by Arnold Saint Subber. Note: (1) Eugene O'Neill Theatre was at the time owned by Neil Simon [as Nancy Enterprises Inc.]. Note: Filmed as The Prisoner of Second Avenue (1975).
  • (1968) Stage Play: Lovers. Written by Brian Friel. Note: This production was composed of the following shows: Winners, Losers. Vivian Beaumont Theatre (moved to The Music Box Theatre from 17 Sep 1968 to close): 25 Jul 1968- 30 Nov 1968 (148 performances + 7 previews). Losers. As "Andy Tracey." Replacement actors included: Susan Anspach, Blythe Danner [both as "Mag" in Winners]. Produced by Helen Bonfils and Morton Gottlieb
  • (1965) Stage Play: Flora, the Red Menace. Musical. Music by John Kander. Lyrics by Fred Ebb. Book by George Abbott and Robert Russell. Based on the novel "Love Is Just Around the Corner" by Lester Atwell. Musical Director: Harold Hastings. Music orchestrated by Don Walker. Dance arrangements by David Baker. Musical Staging by Lee Theodore. Directed by George Abbott. Alvin Theatre: 11 May 1965- 24 Jul 1965 (87 performances + 7 previews that began on 4 May 1965). Cast: Liza Minnelli (as "Flora"), Harry Bell (as "Dancer"), Elaine Cancilla (as "Maggie/Dancer"), Art Carney (as "FDR's Voice"), Danny Carroll (as "Joe"), Ciya Challis (as "Dancer"), Barbara Christopher (as "Singer"), James Cresson (as "Bronco Smallwood"), Cathryn Damon (as "Comrade Charlotte"), Gordon Dilworth (as "Mr. Rearson"), Bob Dishy (as "Harry Toukarian"), Barbara Doherty (as "Dancer"), Jamie Donnelly (as "Lulu/Singer"), Judith Doren (as "Dancer"), Dortha Duckworth (as "The Lady"), Anthony Falco (as "Fifth man/Artist/Singer"), Robert Fitch (as "Seventh man/Dancer"), Les Freed (as "Sixth man/Artist/Singer"), Marcel Gamboa (as "Dancer"), Ellen Graff (as "Dancer"), Louis Guss (as "Comrade Galka"), Daniel P. Hannafin (as "Policeman/Singer"), Stephanie Hill (as "Elsa"), Charles Kalan (as "Dancer"), Robert Kaye (as "Mr. Stanley"), Henry Le Clair (as "Broker/Singer"), Joe E. Marks (as "Mr. Weiss"), Diane McAfee (as "Artist/Singer"), James McArdle (as "Dancer"), Clark Morgan (as "Pencil seller/Comrade Jackson"), Mary Ann Niles (as "Dancer"), J. Vernon Oaks (as "Apple seller/Artist/Singer"), Anne C. Russell (as "Woman/Lilly"), Marie Santell (as "Katie/Artist"), Neil J. Schwartz (as "Dancer"), John Taliaferro (as "Fourth man/Artist/Singer"), Abbie Todd (as "School principal/Singer"), Phyllis Wallach (as "Dancer"), Mary Louise Wilson (as "Comrade Ada"). Produced by Harold Prince.
  • (1965) Stage Play: 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 (as "Vinnie"), Nathaniel Frey (as "Murray"), Sidney Armus (as "Roy"), Monica Evans (as "Cecily Pigeon"), Carole Shelley (as "Gwendolyn Pigeon"). Standby: Louis Zorich (as "Oscar Madison"). Understudies: Paul Dooley (as "Felix Ungar"), Carol Gustafson (as "Cecily Pigeon/Gwendolyn Pigeon"), Bernard Pollock (as "Roy/Vinnie"). Replacement actors during Plymouth Theatre run: Eddie Bracken (as "Felix Ungar") [from 25 Oct 1965- ?], Pat Hingle (as "Oscar Madison") (from 28 Feb 1966- ?], Jack Klugman (as "Oscar Madison") [from 8 Nov 1965- ?], Alfred Sandor (as "Speed"), Ralph Williams (as "Vinnie"). Standby: Alfred Sandor (as "Oscar Madison"). Replacement actor during Eugene O'Neill Theatre run: Mike Kellin (as "Oscar Madison"). Produced by Arnold Saint Subber. Notes: (1). Eugene O'Neill Theatre was at the time owned by Neil Simon (as Nancy Enterprises Inc. (2). Filmed as The Odd Couple (1968).
  • (1961) Stage Play: Take Her, She's Mine. Written by Phoebe Ephron and Henry Ephron. Directed by George Abbott. Biltmore Theatre: 21 Dec 1961- 8 Dec 1962 (404 performances + 2 previews that began on 20 Dec 1961). Cast: Art Carney (as "Frank Michaelson"), Phyllis Thaxter (as "Anne Michaelson"), Elizabeth Ashley (as "Mollie Michaelson"), June Harding (as "Liz Michaelson"), Richard Jordan (as "Alex Loomis"), Tom Brannum Donn Bowdry"), Heywood Hale Broun (as "Mr. Whitmyer"), Paul Geary (as "Alfred Greiffinger"), Ferdi Hoffman (as "Mr. Hibbetts"), Marty Huston (as "1st Freshman"), Jean McClintock (as "Adele McDougall"), Walter Moulder (as "Richard Gluck"), Stephen Paley (as "Emmett Whitmyer"), Joe Ponazecki (as "Clancy"), Nicholas Saunders (as "Principal"), Louise Sorel (as "Sarah Walker"), Susan Stein (as "Linda Lehman"), Ron Welsh (as "Airline Clerk/2nd Freshman"). Standby: Judith Abbott (as "Anne Michaelson"). Understudies: Karen Black (as "Adele McDougall/Linda Lehman/Liz Michaelson") [Broadway debut], Marty Huston (as "Emmett Whitmyer"), Jean McClintock (as "Mollie Michaelson"), Walter Moulder (as "Alex Loomis"), Nicholas Saunders (as "Frank Michaelson/Mr. Hibbetts/Mr. Whitmyer"), Susan Stein (as "Sarah Walker") and Ron Welsh (as "1st Freshman/2nd Freshman"). Produced by Harold Prince. Note: Filmed by 20th Century Fox as Take Her, She's Mine (1963).
  • (1957) Stage Play: The Rope Dancers. Drama. Written by Morton Wishengrad. Directed by Peter Hall. Cort Theatre (moved to Henry Miller's Theatre from 27 Jan 1958- close): 20 Nov 1957- 3 May 1958 (189 performances). Cast: Art Carney (as "James Hyland"), Siobhan McKenna (as "Margaret Hyland"), Joan Blondell (as "Mrs. Farrow"), Theodore Bikel (as "Dr. Jacobson"), Joseph Boland (as "The Cop"), William Edmonson (as "The Moving Man"), Joseph Julian (as "Lameschnik"), Beverly Lunsford (as "Lizzie Hyland"), Barbara Ellen Myers (as "Clementine"). Produced by The Playwrights' Company (Maxwell Anderson, Robert Anderson, Elmer Rice, Roger L. Stevens, John F. Wharton) and Gilbert Miller.
  • Appeared on the NBC-TV show "Three in One" on February 5, 1960 starring in Sean O'Casey play "Pound on Demand", Noel Coward play "Red Peppers" and Eugene O'Neill play "Where the Cross is Made", all one-act plays starring Myron McCormick, Elaine Stritch and Frank Conroy.
  • (1973) He acted in Neil Simon's play, "The Prisoner of Second Avenue," at the Cape Playhouse in Dennis, Massachusetts with Barbara Carney in the cast.
  • (1956) He acted in George Axelrod's play, "The Seven Year Itch," at the Cape Playhouse in Dennis, Massachusetts with Lee Remick in the cast.
  • (1963) He acted in Ronald Alexander's play, "Time Out for Ginger," at the Cape Playhouse in Dennis, Massachusetts with Phyllis Thaxter in the cast.
  • (May 5, 1969) He acted in Brian Friel's play, "Lovers," at the Hanna Theatre in Cleveland, Ohio.
  • (August 1956) He acted in George Axelrod's play, "The Seven Year Itch," at the Ogunquit Playhouse in Ogunquit, Maine.
  • (July 1963) He acted in Ronald Alexander's play, "Time Out for Ginger," at the Ogunquit Playhouse in Ogunquit, Maine with Phyllis Thaxter in the cast.
  • (July 1973) He acted in Neil Simon's play, "The Prisoner of Second Avenue," at the Ogunquit Playhouse in Ogunquit, Maine.
  • (October 17 to November 25, 1972) He acted in Neil Simon's play, "The Prisoner of Second Avenue," at the Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles, California with Barbara Barrie in the cast. Mike Nichols was director.

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