Westbrook, Connecticut: Art Carney TributeThe local library features an exhibit on Art Carney, best known as the nutty plumber Ed Norton from 1950s TV in "The Honeymooners."
Westbrook Public Library
- 61 Goodspeed Dr., Westbrook, CT
- Westbrook Public Library, I-95 exit 65 south on Essex Rd. then east on US Hwy 1, about 1/2 mi. on north side.
- Tu 9 a.m. - 8 p.m. W - 9 a.m. to 5 p.m Th - 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. F - 9 a. (Call to verify)
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Art Carney Tribute
Art Carney adopted the small Connecticut shoreline town of Westbrook, about 100 miles east of New York City, as his home in 1952 and raised his family there. He and his wife Jean were active in the town and she and their son Paul still reside in Westbrook (Art died in 2003).
As a tribute to their famous resident, the Westbrook Public Library has named an area of their building the Art Carney Media Center. There, you can find Carney photos and movie posters and a case filled with mementos from Art's illustrious career (in addition to his Oscar, he won six Emmy awards and was nominated for a Tony). They even have Art's Purple Heart received for duty during World War II.[Gunnar Johnson, 05/01/2011]
Carney is best known for his 1950s TV role as the plumber Ed Norton, Ralph Kramden's buddy in "The Honeymooners."