Archive for The Honeymooners

Audrey Meadows

Posted in Holy Cross Cemetery (CA) with tags , on May 30, 2013 by Cade

Audrey Meadows The Honeymooners, c. 1955 - 1957

February 8, 1922 — February 3, 1996

If your one and only claim to fame is playing the straight foil to Jackie Gleason’s frenetic and iconic Ralph Kramden, then you’re still doing alright.  Audrey Meadows was a stage and TV actress who just happened to win the role of Alice Kramden despite being “too pretty.” Meadows played Alice a couple of times prior to The Honeymooners becoming a hit TV show and she never looked back. Continue reading

Art Carney

Posted in Riverside Cemetery with tags , on May 30, 2013 by Cade

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November 4, 1918 – November 9, 2003

Art Carney was an immensely talented actor, mimic, comedian and singer. Over his 50+ year career, Carney delighted audience in every medium.  He began his career in radio, moved to television, stage, records and film.   He won an Academy Award in 1974 for his performance in Harry and Tonto.  Of course, his entire amazing career can probably be owed to the time he first met and worked with Jackie Gleason. Carney’s fame shot through the roof due to his portrayal of Ed Norton opposite Gleason on the wildly successful TV show, The Honeymooners. Continue reading