- Existence: 1920 - 2004
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.
Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:
Abstract The Tony Randall Papers fill four boxes and span the period 1937-2004. The bulk of the papers consists of clippings from newspapers and magazines concerning Randall's career, involvement in politics, social engagements, and biography. One folder contains Randall's handwritten class notes from courses he took as a student at Northwestern University (1937-1938). The notes are identified by course name and are decorated with occasional sketches of actors (notably...