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Tony Randall Overview:

Actor, Tony Randall, was born Ira Leonard Rosenberg on Feb 26, 1920 in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Randall appeared in over 90 film and TV roles. His best known films include Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter?, The Mating Game, Let's Make Love, Pillow Talk, Lover Come Back and Send Me No Flowers. Tony Randall is probably most famously remembered for his role as the neurotic neat-nick Felix Unger in TV's The Odd Couple (1970 to 1975) opposite Jack Klugman as Oscar. Randall died at the age of 84 on May 17, 2004 in New York City, NY and was laid to rest in Westchester Hills Cemetery in Hastings-on-Hudson, Westchester County, NY.

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Tony Randall made no films until his late thirties, then was riotously successful as the lead in satirical comedies at Fox, as well as for his roles as the hero's droll friend in Doris Day films at Universal.

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RANDALL / DAY / HUDSON FILMS:

Tony Randall co-starred in three movies with Doris Day and Rock Hudson: Pillow Talk, Lover Come Back and Send Me No Flowers.

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WHAT A CHARACTER:

By FlickChick on Nov 8, 2013 From A Person in the Dark

This post is my entry in the What a Character Blogathon, sponsored by Once Upon a Screen, Outspoken & Freckled, and Paula's Cinema Club. Click on the links to these super blogs to read more about all of those marvelous characters that make the movies great! There are not many 100% true stat... Read full article


I Confess - I Love !

By FlickChick on Jul 9, 2011 From A Person in the Dark

I admit it - I love . Okay, not Cary Grant love, but love nonetheless! The minute walks onto a scene, the entire movie is elevated. He is a delight, a smile, the guy you are always happy to see. Come on - didn't he really deserve Doris much more than Rock? So, what is it abo... Read full article


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Tony Randall Quotes:

Dr. Lao: My specialty is wisdom. Do you know what wisdom is?
Mike: No sir.
Dr. Lao: Wise answer.


Dr. Lao: Now, Mr. Cunningham, do you suppose this garrulous intruder may be a... a swindler, perhaps, an assassin, a charlatan plotting some curious disaster for your town? Such characters exist, but they are secretive rather than mysterious. I, sir, am a major mystery.


Ed Cunningham: Hey! How come you speak perfect English all of a sudden?
Dr. Lao: [no accent] Oh, it comes and goes. Whatever dialect the mood requires.
Ed Cunningham: Oh, it just comes and goes?
Dr. Lao: [thick Chinese accent] Whassa matta you? Alla time asking silly questions! Wise guy!


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A liberal Democrat, in September 2003 Randall joked in a speech that President George W. Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney would be turned away if they tried to attend his funeral.

Suffered from tinnitus, a chronic ringing in the ears and starred in a Public Service Announcement to encourage diagnosis and treatment for viewers.

National chairman of the Myasthenia Gravis Foundation, which is an incurable neuromuscular disease.

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