By Kenneth Jones
11 Nov 2003
He was best known for playing Ed Norton, Jackie Gleason's sewer-worker chum on the classic TV sitcom, "The Honeymooners." He won Emmy Awards for his work in the vintage series, about the foibles and loves of working class New Yorkers.
Mr. Carney won the Academy Award for the 1974 picture, "Harry and Tonto."
He reportedly died Sunday at his home in Connecticut and was buried Nov. 11 in private family ceremony. The actor was born in Mt. Vernon, NY.
His Broadway work also included Simon's The Prisoner of Second Avenue (in which he was a replacement), Lovers (1968, made up of two one acts, Winners and Losers), Flora, The Red Menace (1965, playing FDR's voice), Take Her, She's Mine (1961-62) and The Rope Dancers (1957-58).
His Oscar Madison in the original Odd Couple was Walter Matthau, who was asked to play the movie opposite Jack Lemmon's Felix.