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:

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I Confess - I Love !

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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:

(after Jan and Jonathan kiss)
Jonathan Forbes: Well, they didn't hit the moon with the first missile shot either.


Mike: How old are you?
Dr. Lao: I believe I will tell you. I am seven thousand, three hundred and twenty-two years old... this October.


Dr. Lao: Every time you pick up a grain of sand you hold a universe in the palm of your hand.


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Tony Randall Facts
Originated the role of E.K. Hornbeck in the Broadway production of "Inherit the Wind," which ran for 806 performances from April 21, 1955, to June 22, 1957, at the National Theater (now the Nederlander Theater). The role was played by Gene Kelly in the 1960 film Inherit the Wind (1960). In 1996, his National Actors' Theater company put on a Broadway revival of "Inherit the Wind" that ran for 45 appearances in 1996. Randall was a stand-in for both Anthony Heald as E. K. Hornbeck and George C. Scott as Henry Drummond, taking over the latter role when Scott had to leave the play. Scott was nominated for a 1996 Tony Award for Best Actor in a Play for the role.

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.

He was originally cast as the voice of "Templeton the Rat" in the movie Charlotte's Web (1973) without an audition. When Joseph Barbera realised he wasn't right for the voice, they paid him and hired Paul Lynde instead.

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