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Tony Randall

Tony Randall (February 26, 1920 - May 17, 2004) was an American actor. He was born as Arthur Leonard Rosenberg in Tulsa, Oklahoma, the son of Mogscha Rosenberg and his wife, Julia, née Finston. The forename Arthur was forsaken long before before he adopted his stage name. Over his long career, Randall was nominated for five Golden Globe awards and two Emmys, winning one Emmy in 1975 for his work in the sitcom The Odd Couple.

He was the founder of National Actors Theatre in New York City and starred in many plays and popular movies, including Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter? (1957), Pillow Talk (1959), The King of Comedy (1983), and Gremlins 2: The New Batch (1990). Randall also starred in several television shows, including The Odd Couple (playing Felix Unger) and the Tony Randall Show. He also starred in Love, Sidney, the first television show to feature a gay lead character. He was married to Florence Gibbs from 1942 to 1992 and, from November 17, 1995 until his death, to Heather Harlan, with whom he had two children.

Tony Randall died in his sleep of complications from pneumonia, which he contracted following bypass surgery in December 2003.

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Tony Randall Facts

Birth NameLeonard Rosenberg
BirthdayFebruary 26, 1920
BirthplaceTulsa, Oklahoma, USA
Date of deathMay 17, 2004 (age 84)
Height5' 8" (1m73)  How tall is Tony Randall compared to you?

Selected Filmography

Mission: Impossible
Primal Fear
Gremlins 2: The New Batch
Liar Liar
The Wiz
My Little Pony The Movie
Pillow Talk / Lover Come Back / Send Me No Flowers / The Thrill of It All 4-Movie Laugh Pack
John Grisham's The Rainmaker
Pillow Talk
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