I'm gonna miss Norton!

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    Jackie gleason was outstanding, but I watched for Norton! He was the classic idiot with a heart of gold.

    "Step up, plant feet firmly, HELLO BALL!"

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    HARTFORD, Connecticut (AP) -- With a turned-up porkpie hat and slapstick shtick, Art Carney turned "The Honeymooners" sidekick Ed Norton into one of the most memorable characters in television history.

    He later took home the 1974 Oscar for best actor in "Harry and Tonto," but it was as the upstairs sewer worker neighbor to Jackie Gleason's Ralph Kramden in the 1950s that Carney will be best remembered.

    Carney, who had been ill for some time, was buried during a small, private ceremony Tuesday, two days after he died in Chester. He was 85.

    Kramden and his not-too-bright bowling buddy, Norton, appeared in various forms from 1951 to 1956, and the show -- still in syndication on cable stations -- was revived briefly in 1971.
     
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    He was great! truly will be missed, but I think he had a great life!
     
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    STILL one of the best sitcoms ever!! God bless him! :)
     

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