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Art Carney

'Honeymooners' Sidekick Art Carney Dies

'Honeymooners' Sidekick Art Carney Dies

Art Carney, who won a best-actor Oscar for "Harry and Tonto" and originated the role of fussy Felix Ungar in "The Odd Couple" on Broadway, but who is best remembered as Jackie Gleason's lovable sewer-worker pal Ed Norton on television's "The Honeymooners," has died. He was 85.

Carney, a versatile stage, screen and television actor who was equally adept at comedy and drama, died Sunday after a long illness. The family would not specify the illness or say where Carney, a longtime resident of Westbrook, Conn., had died.

Carney won his Academy Award in the 1974 film playing Harry, a retired teacher and widower who sets off on a cross-country journey...