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ART CARNEY LP SIGNED AUTOGRAPH THE WIZARD OF OZ MITCH MILLER 1974

Carney, Art LP Signed Autograph The Wizard Of Oz Mitch Miller 1974
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Carney, Art LP Signed Autograph The Wizard Of Oz Mitch Miller 1974
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Carney, Art LP Signed Autograph The Wizard Of Oz Mitch Miller 1974
THIS IS AN AUTHENTICALLY AUTOGRAPHED LP BY ART CARNEY..

THE WIZARD OF OZ-AS TOLD BY ART CARNEY-ORCHESTRA UNDER THE DIRECTION OF MITCH MILLER(WONDERLAND LP 153)RELEASED IN 1974-COVER IS SIGNED BY ART CARNEY-CONDITION OF THE VINYL,COVER, AND AUTOGRAPH IS VG.

On the radio and television shows of the The Morey Amsterdam Show from 1948 to 1950, Carney's character Charlie the doorman became known for his catchphrase, "Ya know what I mean?", a phrase so deeply embedded that it continues to have widespread usage more than half a century later.

In 1950 Jackie Gleason was starring in a New York-based comedy-variety series, Cavalcade of Stars, and played many different characters. One regular character was Charlie Bratten, a lunchroom loudmouth who insisted on spoiling a neighboring patron's meal. Carney, established in New York as a reliable actor, played Bratten's mild-mannered victim, Clem Finch. Gleason and Carney developed a good working chemistry, and Gleason recruited Carney to appear in other sketches, including the domestic-comedy skits featuring The Honeymooners. Carney gained lifelong fame for his portrayal of upstairs neighbor and sewer worker Ed Norton, opposite Jackie Gleason's Ralph Kramden. The success of these skits resulted in the famous filmed situation comedy The Honeymooners and the Honeymooners revivals that followed. The Honeymooners cast, (from left) Jackie Gleason, Audrey Meadows, Carney, and Joyce Randolph The Honeymooners cast, (from left) Jackie Gleason, Audrey Meadows, Carney, and Joyce Randolph

Beyond The Honeymooners, Carney served as Gleason's sidekick and troupe member during many of the Gleason's years on television, which included several CBS runs of the Gleason variety show and some Honeymooners specials on ABC. Gleason picked Carney to play Norton because he realized that Carney was so funny that Gleason would have to work twice as hard to get laughs. This "competition" between the two was likely a factor in the program's consistently high level of humor. In fact, at one point during the 1950s, Carney was getting more media attention than Gleason, prompting Gleason to scale back Carney's participation for a few episodes. Popular demand restored Carney to prominence in the Gleason shows.

Carney's good-naturedly goofy portrayal of Norton continues to influence pop culture, particularly by inspiring the Hanna-Barbera characters, Yogi Bear and Barney Rubble.

He was nominated for seven Emmy Awards and won six.