Arthur William Matthew ?Art? Carney was an Academy Award winning American actor in film, stage, television and radio. Carney portrayed the upstairs neighbor and sewer worker Ed Norton, opposite Jackie Gleason’s Ralph Kramden in the situation comedy The Honeymooners.
Carney, youngest of six sons, was born in Mount Vernon, New York, the son of Helen and Edward Michael Carney, who was a newspaper man and publicist. His family was Irish American and Catholic. He attended A B Davis High School. Carney was drafted as an infantryman during World War II. During the Battle of Normandy, he was wounded in the leg by shrapnel and walked with a limp for the rest of his life.
Carney was married three times to two women: Jean Myers, from 1940 to 1965, and again from 1980 to his death, and Barbara Isaac from December 21, 1966 to 1977. He had three children with Jean Myers: Brian, Eileen & Paul. Carney died November 9, 2003 of natural causes at a rest home near his home in Westbrook, Connecticut. Carney is interred at Riverside Cemetery in Old Saybrook, Connecticut.