Tuesday, May 18, 2004

Tony Randall

Tony Randall has died at the age of 84.

Most people remember him as the fussy Felix Unger in the TV version of The Odd Couple, but he had a long stage career, including creating the role of E.K. Hornbeck in the play Inherit The Wind in 1955. Hornbeck, a thinly-disguised version of H.L. Mencken, was the cynical observer of the foibles and flaws of mankind, himself included. After his success with The Odd Couple, he founded the National Actors Theatre in New York that provided a place for new talent in the theatre and staged some highly-praised productions.

Here’s a list of his film and TV credits from the Internet Movie Database.

He’ll be missed.

[Update to add IMDb link.]