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North Salem Man Displays Dad Art Carney's Memorabilia at Cafe

Brian Carney, center, with Linda Morrissey and Town Supervisor Rick Morrissey, who is holding Art Carney’s Academy Award. Credits: Brian Marschhauser
On display at Bobo’s Cafe was Art Carney’s famous hat from “The Honeymooners,” as well as his Emmy, Oscar and Golden Globe awards. Credits: Brian Marschhauser
Art Carney’s Oscar, won for his role in the 1974 movie “Harry and Tonto.” Credits: Brian Marschhauser

SOMERS, N.Y.-Memorabilia and awards from Art Carney’s legendary acting career were on display Sunday, Jan. 28, at Bobo’s Cafe in Somers.

Art Carney’s son, Brian, is a North Salem resident and frequent patron of the cafe, located in the Heritage Hills Shopping Center. He decided to polish off his father’s awards and put them on display for others to enjoy.

Art Carney is best known for playing Ed Norton on the “The Honeymooners.” He also starred on radio and Broadway, where he debuted the role of Felix Ungar in “The Odd Couple” (later spun off into multiple television shows and movies). In 1974, Art Carney won an Academy Award for best actor for his leading role in “Harry and Tonto,” beating out Albert Finney, Dustin Hoffman, Jack Nicholson and Al Pacino. Art Carney also won a Golden Globe for the role. In 1984, Carney also won an Emmy Award for his role in “Terrible Joe Moran.”

The Somers Record previously profiled Brian Carney and his acting career. Brian Carney, a successful actor in his own right, is best known for his 14-commercial stint playing the CEO of Geico, starring opposite the company’s famous gecko mascot.

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