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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.

(Source: available at Amazon Quinlan's Film Stars).

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:

Harold Ventimore: [to bowing men in Middle Eastern garb] Oh, for Pete's sake get up, this is not Baghdad it's Pasadena.


Jonathan Forbes: In Texas there's nothing but a bunch of prairie dogs and stuff, and even the air out there -- there's nothing in it but air. In New York, you've got air you can sink your teeth into -- it has character.


[Dr. Lao is fishing in a dried-up riverbed]
Ed Cunningham: I hate to tell you this, Doctor, but there aren't any fish in that river. In fact, there isn't any river.
Dr. Lao: That's okay. Me no use bait.


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Tony Randall Facts
The son of an art dealer, he graduated from Tulsa Central High School.

Dropped out of Northwestern University in Illinois, majoring in speech and drama, in order to study acting with Sanford Meisner and dancer Martha Graham at the Neighborhood Playhouse in New York. Later, Tony received a Doctor of Humane Letters degree in 2002 from Pace University.

The two children of Felix and Gloria Unger in "The Odd Couple" (1970) were named Leonard and Edna, the real-life names of Tony Randall and his late sister, Edna.

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