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Tony Randall ACTOR


Tony Randall was born on February 26th, 1920 in Tulsa, Oklahoma with the birth name Ira Leonard Rosenberg to parents Julia and Mogscha Rosenburg.  After graduating from Tulsa Central High School he attended Northwestern University and chose to major in speech and drama, but dropped to study acting at New York's Playhouse under Sanford Meisner.  He also educated himself in ballet and dancing and was semi professional. 
He chose to take a brief break from pursuing a career as an actor and instead joined the United States Army Signal Corps during World War II.  After completing four years of service he found a brief job assignment at Olney Theatre in Maryland and then chose to relocate back to New York.

His career in entertainment first began as a stage actor appearing in small Broadway roles.  He then began to do some radio work such as on, "I Love a Mystery" and continued to work as a stage actor is such productions as, "The Barretts of Wimpole Street", "Inherit the Wind" and in the musical comedy, "Oh, Captain!" for which he was honored with a Tony Award nomination.
He also became a well known television actor best known for his role as history teacher, Harvey Weskit in, "Mr. Peepers" (1952-1955).  Randall has also had roles on, "The Secret of Freedom" (1959), "The Odd Couple" (1970), "The Tony Randall Show" (1976-1978) and "Love, Sidney" (1981-1983).  

Along with a highly successful career as a television actor, Randall was also in numerous films and portrayed the lead character in the 1964 cult classic film, "7 Faces of Dr. Lao" followed by roles in such films as, "Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter?" (1957), "The Mating Game" (1959), "Pillow Talk" (1959), "Let's Make Love" (1960), "Boys' Night Out" (1962), "The Brass Bottle" (1964), "Hello Down There" (1969), "The King of Comedy" (1983) and "Gremlins 2: The New Batch" (1990).   

Tony Randall has appeared on the late show with David letterman a total of seventy times and he was also the founder of the National Actors' Theater in New York.  He is also a national chairman of the Myasthenia Gravis Foundation, which is an incurable neuromuscular disease.  Tony Randall was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for his contribution to television.   
Randall married twice throughout his lifetime.  His first wife was Florence Gibbs whom he wed in 1942 and they were happily married until she passed away in 1992, but they never had any children together.  His second marriage was to Heather Harlan, fifty years his junior, and in 1995 they married and they had two children before he passed away on May 17th, 2004 in New York City, New York after contracting pneumonia following heart surgery.  He is interred at the Westchester Hills Cemetery in Hastings-on-Hudson, New York.


2005 It's About Time 
2003 Down with Love 
1999 Brother's Keeper 
1996 How the Toys Saved Christmas 
1995 The Magic School Bus 
1995 Peter and the Wolf
1993 Fatal Instinct
1993 The Odd Couple: Together Again
1991 The Boss 
1990 Gremlins 2: The New Batch
1989 It Had to Be You 
1989 The Man in the Brown Suit 
1989 That's Adequate 
1988 Save the Dog!
1987 Lyle, Lyle Crocodile: The Musical - The House on East 88th Street 
1987 The Gnomes' Great Adventure
1986 Sunday Drive
1986 My Little Pony: The Movie 
1985 Hitler's S.S.: Portrait in Evil 
1984 Pigs vs. Freaks
1984 My Little Pony
1981-1983 Love, Sidney
1983 The 40th Annual Golden Globe Awards
1981 Sidney Shorr: A Girl's Best Friend
1980 Foolin' Around
1980 The Gong Show Movie
1979 Scavenger Hunt 
1978 Kate Bliss and the Ticker Tape Kid
1976-1978 The Tony Randall Show
1976 The Brady Bunch Variety Hour
1975 Cher
1970-1975 The Odd Couple 
1974 Happy Days
1972 Every Thing You Always Wanted to Know About Sex* But Were Afraid to Ask
1972 The Sonny and Cher Comedy Hour
1971 Here's Lucy 
1966-1971 The Red Skelton Hour
1970 The Tim Conway Comedy Hour
1970 Love, American Style
1969 The Littlest Angel
1962-1969 Hallmark Hall of Fame 
1969 The Kraft Music Hall
1969 Hello Down There 
1968 That's Life 
1967 ABC Stage 67 
1966 The Milton Berle Show (TV series) 
1966 Bang! Bang! You're Dead! 
1965 The Alphabet Murders
1965 Vacation Playhouse 
1965 Fluffy
1964 Send Me No Flowers
1964 Robin and the 7 Hoods 
1964 The Brass Bottle 
1964 7 Faces of Dr. Lao 
1963 Island of Love 
1962 The Alfred Hitchcock Hour
1962 Two Weeks in Another Town 
1962 Boys' Night Out 
1961 Lover Come Back
1961 Checkmate
1960 G.E. True Theater 
1960 Hooray for Love
1960 Let's Make Love 
1960 The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn 
1960 Startime
1960 So Help Me, Aphrodite
1960 The Man in the Moon
1959 The United States Steel Hour 
1959 Pillow Talk 
1959 Goodyear Theatre 
1957-1959 Playhouse 90
1959 The Mating Game 
1959 Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse
1957 No Down Payment
1953-1957 Goodyear Playhouse
1956-1957 The Alcoa Hour 
1957 Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter? 
1957 Oh, Men! Oh, Women! 
1952-1957 Studio One in Hollywood
1953-1955 The Philco-Goodyear Television Playhouse
1955 Appointment with Adventure
1954 Armstrong Circle Theatre 
1954 The Motorola Television Hour 
1953-1954 Kraft Theatre
1953 The Pepsi-Cola Playhouse
1953 The Gulf Playhouse 
1952-1953 Mister Peepers
1953 Short Short Dramas
1949 One Man's Family 

Matinee Classics - 7 Faces of Dr. Lau
Matinee Classics - Let's Make Love starring Marilyn Monroe, Yves Montand, Tony Randall, Frankie Vaughan and Wilfrid Hyde-White
Matinee Classics - Mister Peepers starring Wally Cox, Tony Randall, Georgann Johnson, Patricia Benoit, Marion Lorne, Jack Warden, Ernest Truex and Sylvia Field
Matinee Classics - Pillow Talk starring Rock Hudson, Doris Day, Tony Randall, Thelma Ritter, Nick Adams, Julia Meade, Allen Jenkins, Marcel Dalio, Lee Patrick, Mary McCarty, Alex Gerry, Hayden Rorke, Valerie Allen, Jacqueline Beer, Arlen Stuart and Perry Blackwell
Matinee Classics - Send Me No Flowers starring Rock Hudson, Doris Day, Tony Randall, Paul Lynde, Hal March, Edward Andrews, Patricia Barry, Clint Walker, Clive Clerk, Dave Willock, Aline Towne, Helene Winston and Christine Nelson
Matinee Classics - The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn starring Tony Randall, Archie Moore, Eddie Hodges, Patty McCormack, Neville Brand, Mickey Shaughnessy, Judy Canova, Andy Devine, Sherry Jackson, Buster Keaton, Finlay Currie, Josephine Hutchinson, Parley Baer, John Carradine and Royal Dano
Matinee Classics - The Littlest Angel starring Johnny Whitaker, Cab Calloway, E.G. Marshall, Tony Randall, George Rose, Connie Stevens, James Coco, Evelyn Russell, Cris Alexander and George Blackwell

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