Randall, Tony, 1920-2004

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Tony Randall, actor and director, was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma on February 26, 1920. He began his career as a stage actor in productions such as Candida, Caesar and Cleopatra and Oh, Men! Oh, Women!, to name a few. His films include: Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter?, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, The Mating Game, Pillow Talk, The Seven Faces of Dr. Lao, Lover Come Back, Send Me No Flowers and The Brass Bottle, among others. His television credits include: Mr. Peepers, The Tony Randall Show, Love, Sidney and The Odd Couple in which he played Felix Unger, winning an Emmy for that role in 1975. He founded the National Actors' Theatre in 1991 and has directed and starred in many of its productions to date.

From the guide to the Tony Randall papers, 1957-1981, (The New York Public Library. Billy Rose Theatre Division.)

Tony Randall, born Arthur Leonard Rosenberg on February 26, 1920 at Tulsa, Oklahoma, attended Northwestern University's School of Speech during the 1937-1938 academic year. Randall left Northwestern to study acting at the Neighborhood Playhouse School of Theatre in New York City. He made his Broadway acting debut in 1941 in “A Circle of Chalk” and appeared in a few more plays before serving in the U.S. Army Signal Corps during World War II. After leaving the Army Randall resumed his acting career and in 1957 appeared in his first motion picture role in “Oh, Men! Oh, Women!”. He has worked on numerous television programs including such notable series as “Mr. Peepers”, “The Odd Couple”, and “The Tony Randall Show”. Randall received an Emmy award in 1975 for his work on “The Odd Couple”. He went on to star in such films as Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter?, Pillow Talk, and The King of Comedy in addition to his television career. He died in in his sleep in 2004.

From the guide to the Tony Randall (1920-2004) Papers, 1937-1984, (Northwestern University Archives)

From the guide to the Tony Randall (1920- ) Photographs, ca. 1920-ca. 1985, (Northwestern University Archives)

Actor; interviewee b. 1920.

From the description of Reminiscences of Tony Randall : oral history, 1959. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 122512830

Tony Randall, actor and director, was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma on February 26, 1920.

He began his career in productions such as CANDIDA, CAESAR AND CLEOPATRA and OH, MEN! OH, WOMEN!, to name a few. His films include: WILL SUCCESS SPOIL ROCK HUNTER?, THE MATING GAME, PILLOW TALK, THE SEVEN FACES OF DR. LAO, LOVER COME BACK and SEND ME NO FLOWERS, among others. His television credits include: MR. PEEPERS, THE TONY RANDALL SHOW, LOVE, SIDNEY and THE ODD COUPLE in which he played Felix Unger, winning an Emmy for that role in 1975. He founded the National Actors' Theatre in 1991 and has directed and starred in many of their productions to date.

From the description of Tony Randall papers, 1957-1981. (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 122364039

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referencedIn Farrell, Frank, 1912-1983. Papers of Frank Farrell, 1897-1988 (bulk 1945-1975). Library of Congress
referencedIn Gypsy Rose Lee papers, 1910-1970 The New York Public Library. Billy Rose Theatre Division.
contributorOf Universal Newsreel Volume 32, Release 83 United States. National Archives and Records Administration
referencedIn Alexandra Danilova papers, 1954-1989, 1955-1979 The New York Public Library. Jerome Robbins Dance Division.
referencedIn Lee Snider Photograph Collection, 1977-2009 Fales Library & Special Collections
referencedIn Arthur, Thomas Hahn, 1937-. Oral history interviews of the History: Modern Theatre Oral History Project, 1978-1980. Indiana University
creatorOf Clements, Calvin J., 1915-. Desilu playhouse-- "Martin's folly" / by Calvin J. Clements. Bowling Green State University, BGSU Libraries
referencedIn The Papers of Vladimir and Wanda Toscanini Horowitz., 1784-1991 Irving S. Gilmore Music Library, Yale University
creatorOf Randall, Tony. Reminiscences of Tony Randall : oral history, 1959. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
creatorOf Baker, Frank, 1908-. Studio one-- Miss Hargreaves / by Frank Baker. Bowling Green State University, BGSU Libraries
referencedIn Arthur, Thomas Hahn, 1937-. Oral history interviews of the Biography: Melvyn Douglas Oral History Project, 1972-1980. Indiana University
referencedIn Horowitz, Vladimir, 1903-1989. The papers of Vladimir and Wanda Toscanini Horowitz, 1784-1991 (inclusive). Yale University, Music Library
referencedIn McCarthy for President. Wisconsin. Papers, 1967-1968. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
creatorOf Tony Randall papers, 1957-1981 The New York Public Library. Billy Rose Theatre Division.
referencedIn Paul Muni collection, 1908-1980 (inclusive), 1932-1959 (bulk). Harvard University, Houghton Library
referencedIn Frederick R. Koch collection of photographs of stage and screen actors and entertainers, ca. 1920-1979. Harvard Theatre Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University.
creatorOf Tony Randall (1920- ) Photographs, ca. 1920-ca. 1985 Northwestern University Archives
creatorOf Randall, Tony. Tony Randall papers, 1957-1981. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Souvenir programs for theatrical productions, 1906-2005. Harvard Theatre Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University.
referencedIn Biography: Melvyn Douglas, 1972-1980 Indiana University Center for the Study of History and Memoryhttp://www.indiana.edu/~cshm
referencedIn Bobbye S. Ortiz Papers, (bulk, 1919-1993 and undated, 1950-1990) David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
creatorOf Shaw, Bernard, 1856-1950. Saint Joan / by Bernard Shaw, 1993. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Lawrence, Jerome, 1915-2004. Inherit the wind / by Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee, 1996. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Danilova, Alexandra, 1903-1907. Alexandra Danilova papers, 1954-1989 (bulk 1955-1979). New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Vanguard Press Records, ca.1925-ca.1985 Columbia University, Rare Book and Manuscripts Library,
creatorOf Tony Randall (1920-2004) Papers, 1937-1984 Northwestern University Archives
referencedIn Frank Farrell Papers, 1897-1988, (bulk 1945-1975) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Lucille Lortel papers, 1902-2000 The New York Public Library. Billy Rose Theatre Division.
referencedIn Arthur Unger collection of recorded interviews [sound recording] The New York Public Library. Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound.
referencedIn Vanguard Press. Vanguard Press Records, ca. 1925-ca. 1985. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
referencedIn New York Shakespeare Festival records. Series VI: Development Office, 1954-1989 The New York Public Library. Billy Rose Theatre Division.
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associatedWith Danilova, Alexandra, 1903-1907. person
associatedWith Danilova, Alexandra, 1907-1997 person
associatedWith Day, Doris, 1922- person
correspondedWith Farrell, Frank, 1912-1983. person
associatedWith Franklin, Joan, person
associatedWith Franklin, Robert, person
associatedWith Horowitz, Vladimir, 1903-1989. person
associatedWith Horowitz, Wanda Toscanini. person
associatedWith Hudson, Rock, 1925-1985 person
associatedWith Indiana University Center for the Study of History and Memory corporateBody
associatedWith Koch, Frederick R. (Frederick Robinson), collector. person
associatedWith Lawrence, Jerome, 1915-2004. person
associatedWith Lee, Gypsy Rose, 1914-1970 person
associatedWith Lortel, Lucille person
associatedWith McCarthy for President. Wisconsin. corporateBody
associatedWith New York Shakespeare Festival corporateBody
associatedWith Northwestern University (Evanston, Ill.). Department of Theatre corporateBody
associatedWith Ortiz, Bobbye S. person
associatedWith Papp, Joseph person
associatedWith Ritter, Thelma, 1905-1969 person
associatedWith Saddler, Donald person
associatedWith Shaw, Bernard, 1856-1950. person
associatedWith Snider, Lee person
associatedWith Unger, Arthur person
associatedWith Vanguard Press. corporateBody
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Actors--United States
Actors--United States--Portraits
Acting--Study and teaching
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Birth 1920-02-26

Death 2004-05-17

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