ART CARNEY - AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED BASEBALL - HFSID 278898
Sale Price $126.00
Carney signed this baseball "Ed Norton 'The Honeymooners'" in the sweet-spot in blue ink.
Baseball signed "Ed Norton 'The Honeymooners" in the sweet-spot and "Art Carney", both in blue ink. 2½-inch diameter. Rawlings 1995 Official World Series ball. Distinguished actor Carney (1918-2003, born Arthur William Matthew Carney in Mount Vernon, New York) began as a comedian and gradually became a sidekick for others. While serving in WWII, Carney was hit by shrapnel (leaving him with a slight limp) during the Normandy landing. After the war, he found much work on Broadway, both as a dramatic and comic actor. Carney is best known for his role as Ed Norton, Jackie Gleason's pal in the classic 1950s TV sitcom The Honeymooners. Later, personal problems caused him to leave the Broadway run of The Odd Couple. Carney soon returned to work as an actor, going on the win the Best Actor Academy Award for his performance as a 72-year-old in Harry and Tonto (1974). He also won several Emmy Awards for his work on TV. Lightly toned and soiled. Signatures are heavily smeared and have bled. Random ink stains. Pinhead-sized stain near but not touching "y" in "Carney". Otherwise in fine condition.
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