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Art Carney Walter Matthau "The Odd Couple" Playbill 1965 Signed Autograph

Carney, Art  Walter Matthau The Odd Couple Playbill 1965 Signed Autograph
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Carney, Art Walter Matthau "The Odd Couple" Playbill 1965 Signed Autograph
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Carney, Art  Walter Matthau The Odd Couple Playbill 1965 Signed AutographCarney, Art  Walter Matthau The Odd Couple Playbill 1965 Signed AutographCarney, Art  Walter Matthau The Odd Couple Playbill 1965 Signed AutographCarney, Art  Walter Matthau The Odd Couple Playbill 1965 Signed Autograph
Playbill For The Plymouth Theatre-"The Odd Couple"-June 1965-6" X 9"-New York. This vintage Playbill features the 1965 Broadway comedy production of "The Odd Couple". The play stars Art carney and Walter Matthau and they are featured on the front cover of the Playbill in an original scene. While serving in WWII, Carney endured a serious leg wound which left him with a permanent limp. Fortunately this infliction did not impede his postwar radio work; he acted on such dramatic programs as Gangbusters and Dimension X, and appeared as a comedy foil for such major stars as Bert Lahr and Henry Morgan. He moved into television in 1948, playing a comic waiter on The Morey Amsterdam Show. Full-fledged stardom came his way in 1951 when he was hired as supporting player for a roly-poly comedian named Jackie Gleason on the Dumont TV Network's Cavalcade of Stars. Though they were never any more than fast friends off-stage, Gleason and Carney immediately developed a warm on-camera rapport that was to remain intact until Gleason's death in 1987. When Gleason moved from Dumont to CBS in 1952, Carney joined him, playing a remarkable array of sharply defined characters on The Jackie Gleason Show, the most famous of which was goofy, gesticulating sewer worker Ed Norton in the series' classic Honeymooners sketches. Ultimately, Carney was to win six Emmy awards, not only for his work on the Gleason show but also for his dramatic performances in such projects as the 1984 TV movie Terrible Joe Moran. He made a successful transition to the Broadway stage in 1959's The Rope Dancers, subsequently appearing in such stage hits as Take Her She's Mine, The Odd Couple (originating the role of Felix Unger), and Lovers. He returned to films in 1965, and nine years later won an Academy Award for his portrayal of an irascible senior citizen in Harry and Tonto. The Playbill has been autographed on the front cover by Art Carney in black fountain pen and Walter Matthau in green fountain pen....................BOTH PLAYBILL AND AUTOGRAPHS ARE IN EXCELLENT CONDITION...............