Profile of the Day: Art Carney

Posted November 4, 2014 by Amanda | No Comment
Art Carney

Art Carney

Did you watch The Honeymooners? Today we remember actor Art Carney, who was born on November 4, 1918 in Mount Vernon, New York.

During World War II, Carney was drafted as an infantryman. He was wounded in the leg by shrapnel during the Battle of Normandy. As a result of his injury, Carney walked with a limp for the rest of his life. His right leg was 3/4-inch shorter than his left.

After starting in radio, Carney joined star Jackie Gleason on the classic televisions how The Honeymooners in 1955. As a result of the show and the many Honeymooners revivals that followed, Carney earned lifelong fame for portraying sewer worker Ed Norton. He was nominated for seven Emmy Awards and won six.

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