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ART CARNEY - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 01/04/1973 - HFSID 132084

ART CARNEY Carney sends personal invitation to a reception for new members of The Lambs Typed Letter Signed: "Art Carney", 1p, 8½x7¼. New York, N.Y., 1973 January 4. On letterhead of The Lambs to Mr. William Robertson.

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Condition: lightly creased, slightly soiled
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ART CARNEY
Carney sends personal invitation to a reception for new members of The Lambs
Typed Letter Signed: "Art Carney", 1p, 8½x7¼. New York, N.Y., 1973 January 4. On letterhead of The Lambs to Mr. William Robertson. In full: "You are cordially invited to attend a reception to honor new members of The Lambs on Thursday, January 18 between 5:00 and 6:30 p.m. Fraternally". Typed postscript: "P.S. RSVP Extension 406, JUdson 2-1515". Unrelated ink notes (unknown hand) on verso mention that the D[uke] of Windsor broke [his] hip. The Lambs, established in New York City in 1874, is America's first professional theatre club. Stage, screen and television actor Art Carney (1918-2003) began his show business career as a comedian, moving into a sidekick role 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. He is best known, however, for his role as Ed Norton, Jackie Gleason's pal, on the classic 1950s TV sitcom, The Honeymooners. Later, personal problems caused him to leave the Broadway run of The Odd Couple (Carney had originated the role of Felix Unger in 1965). He soon returned to work as an actor, going on to win the Best Actor Academy Award for his performance as a 72-year-old in Harry and Tonto in 1974. Carney also won several Emmy Awards for his work on TV, and he was nominated for the 1969 Best Actor Tony Award. Lightly creased, mid-horizontal fold, not at signature. Slightly soiled at upper blank margin. Light show through of ink notes at blank left margin. Overall, fine condition.

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