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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.

MINI BIO:

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:

Rockwell Hunter: I'm not a failure. I'm the largest success there is. I'm an average guy. And all us average guys are successes. We run the works! Not the big guy behind the big desk!


Dr. Lao: This is the circus of Dr. Lao. We show you things that you don't know. Oh we spare no pains and we spare no dough, oh we want to give you one hell of a show. And youth may come and age may go, but no more circuses like this show.


Peter 'Pete' Ramsey: Congratulate me, boy. I've saved the day! I've been working with my lawyers and we've come up with an ironclad document that will hold up in any court. This solves everything.
Jerry Webster: Great. What is it?
Peter 'Pete' Ramsey: A full and complete confession. Sign.
Jerry Webster: Are you kidding? I could go to jail for five years.
Peter 'Pete' Ramsey: No. That's covered in here. We make a deal with the judge. Two years. Sign.
[puts pen in Jerry's hand]
Jerry Webster: Forget it.
[throws pen]
Peter 'Pete' Ramsey: Two years! It's like being drafted. Think of me as your commander in chief. Greetings from the president. Sign.
[puts pen back in Jerry's hand and tries to manipulate it to force a signature]
Hadley: I couldn't find Dr. Tyler anywhere. The guy has disappeared.
Jerry Webster: That tears it!
Peter 'Pete' Ramsey: Hadley.
[opens window]
Peter 'Pete' Ramsey: Step over to the window.
Hadley: Mr. Ramsey I told you. I am not going to jump!
Peter 'Pete' Ramsey: You don't have to jump. I'll trip you. Huh? Double indemnity. Your wife will be loaded. Kids'll go to college. Right? Come on, boy! Run!
[holds up his leg in front of the window]
Jerry Webster: Pete, knock it off!
Peter 'Pete' Ramsey: [to Jerry] You won't sign.
[to Hadley]
Peter 'Pete' Ramsey: You won't jump. I'm surrounded by traitors.


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Tony Randall Facts
Attended Northwestern University (Evanston, Illinois), where he majored in speech and drama.

Studied acting at New York City's prestigious Neighborhood Playhouse, under the direction of legendary acting coach Sanford Meisner.

Met his wife Heather in a play in New York. She was 50 years his junior.

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