RIP Tony Randall

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  1. RobertR

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    We'll miss, you, Felix.
     
  2. Peter Kline

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    Some more info:

    NEW YORK - Tony Randall, the comic actor known for playing lovably prissy characters, has died. He was 84.

    Randall died in his sleep Monday night at NYU Medical Center, according to his publicist, Springer Associates.
     
  3. Tony Whalen

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    How sad. [​IMG] One of the first sitcoms I remember watching was the TV "Odd Couple". Lotsa laughs gained from that!

    Thanks for the chuckles Tony. RIP.
     
  4. Alex S

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    Wow, I was surprised when I heard.
    Although he was 84, he didn't look it.
    The Odd Couple was one of my favorite tv shows I watched growing up.


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  5. Jay E

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    Very, very sad news.

    The Odd Couple should be on DVD already, it was such a great series, and putting it out on DVD would be a perfect memorial to a great actor. Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter? should also be released on DVD too, one of his best & funniest movie roles.
     
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    Yeah, so will his little kids.

    (self-censorship enabled to keep me from getting banned)

    RIP to the old stud.
     
  7. Dennis Pagoulatos

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    The Odd Couple was one of my favorite shows as a child.

    I've seen every episode multiple times thanks to re-runs in the 80's. I saw Tony Randall on stage in NY performing in a play (whose name escapes me now) about 11 years ago, and for someone already in his early 70's at the time, the man still had a spring in his step and a smile for fans. He will be missed.

    RIP.

    -Dennis
     
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    Okay, but WHY was he sleeping at NYU Medical Center?

    A very funny man. RIP.
     
  9. DanaA

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    Tony was one of my favorites as far as TV sitcoms. He was always a great guest on shows like Letterman too. For sure, I'm going to miss this great comedian. RIP Tony. You brought more than your share of laughs to this fan.
     
  10. Gary->dee

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    So long, Tony.
     
  11. Steve...O

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    Although I didn't always agree with his activist positions on various issues, I did wholeheartedly agree with his anti-smoking campaign and I thought he was a very talented actor. Many a movie was brightened by his presence including last year's "Down With Love" which I didn't care for. However his brief scenes were entertaining.

    I also remember watching the TV series "Love, Sidney" with it's very infectious theme song. I keep hoping TV Land or Trio will pick it up.

    Steve
     
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    Always enjoyed his work on "The Odd Couple".

    But somehow I will always remember Tony as "The Emergency Guest" on David Letterman, shown standing inside a glass case with a sign saying "In case of emergency, break glass".

    Oh, and those Eagle brand potato chip commercials with Jack Klugman.

    RIP Mr. Randell
     
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    I know Jack Lemmon made the role famous in the movie, but Tony Randall will always be Felix to me.

    RIP.
     
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    Tony recently had heart bipass surgery and contracted pnuemonia. He died at the hospital from complications of both.
     
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    He was the voice of Brain in Gremlins 2 The New Batch
     
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    Two things that were great about Tony Randall,
    the first has already been just mentioned....

    Though he did not originate the role, Randall
    was a better "Felix" than Jack Lemmon.

    Second, Randall was a person that just loved to
    mock on himself often playing against David Letterman
    who often to put him in all sorts of gags. Whether
    Randall was caught coming out of a XXX movie theater
    or showing up on David's old NBC set by accident
    (after moving to CBS) the actor was always great for
    a quick cameo gag.

    In fact, Randall was often used in cameo gags
    on the old Regis & Cathy Lee show, and even had
    the curtains close on him while performing a tune
    on The Gong Show.

    Randall was a good-hearted entertainer that
    never hesitated to put himself in that "lovable
    loser" spotlight.

    He will be missed.
     
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    A very sad day. No offense to the late Jack Lemmon, but Tony Randall was the perfect Felix in my mind. He made that show a classic. May he rest in peace. [​IMG]

    On a side note, it was around this time last year that Gregory Peck died, starting an unbelievable wave of losses to the entertainment world throughout the rest of the year. I really, really hope this isn't the beginning of another such wave.
     
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    My dad and Tony were friends and Tony came and did an eloquent speech at my Dad's wake. What class. What a true gentleman of the arts and the finer things in life and a representation of how NYC used to be.

    And I'm going to repeat what Tony said at the end at my father's wake...
    Good night, sweet prince, and flights of angels sing thee to thy rest!


    [​IMG] RIP
     
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    Will be greatly missed.
    RIP DR LAO.
     

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