HAPPY BIRTHDAY TONY RANDALL
Today is the 99th birthday of Tony Randall. I would say that TONY RANDALL may be one of greatest legends ever as watching him act is like watching act is a marvel to behold on screen as he was the master of getting into any role upon the screen.
Biography in link on picture.
Tony Randall made his name on Broadway in the 1950s, starring in the musical Oh, Captain and Inherit the Wind. He made his film debut in 1957 with Oh, Men, Oh Women, and followed with the comedy Pillow Talk in 1959 and Lover Come Back in 1961. Though he received his share of forgettable starring film roles, including Fluffy in 1964, he received critical acclaim for his work in the film The Seven Faces of Dr. Lao as many would cite he is best remembered for his Television work which was r his role of buttoned-up Felix Unger in The Odd Couple, which ran from 1969-1974. In addition to appearing on numerous game and panel shows, Randall enjoyed an extensive television career that included Mr. Peepers (1952-1953) and (1969-1974), his own short-lived TV series called The Tony Randall Show (1976) and Love, Sidney (1981-1983).
Tony Randall was an actor’s actor, he loved them, he supported them, he was one of them. The world is a better place because he was in it and still feels the loss that he has left beyond as what he was able do with his roles was amazing.
7 FACES OF DR. LAO
7 Faces of Dr. Lao is a marvelous performance for Tony Randall who plays eight roles seven plus a cameo by him. He is just marvelous. Randall’s Lao is a particularly cunning characterization that is simply one amazing role that you will adore to watch him play form start to finish. Randall’s great performance couldn’t have been accomplished without the then state-of-the-art make-up effects created by William Tuttle that creates some of the best make-up effects in any movie. I would say its tony’s marvelous acting that makes the movie magical but so does everyone else in cast as they all give such amazing performances. 7 Faces of Dr. Lao is a must see classic movie that everyone should watch today.
Pillow Talk (1959)
Pillow Talk was the first of three films starring Rock Hudson, Doris Day, and Tony Randall. It was also one of the earliest “sex comedies,” a genre that would flourish in the 1960s.
“Pillow Talk” was the first time Rock Hudson and Doris Day were teamed as a romantic couple, and it is easy to see why they became so popular as a team as they are magical together on screen together in this very fun comedy classic. ovie, they show perfect comedic timing, playing off each other to perfection. Doris is cast as Jan Morrow, a successful interior designer and Rock Hudson is Brad Allen, the playboy songwriter with whom she is forced to share a party line that end up hitting it off. They are magical on screen together as giving out such marvelous performances.
Doris Day’s boozy housekeeper, Miss Ritter is far very entertaining to me as When she first enters the movie by pouring herself off an elevator, she barks at the poor elevator man, “Must you zoom up so fast? What are ya, jet-propelled or something?” Stumbling into the apartment, Alma fixes herself a drink, takes off her hat, and readjusts the ice pack that’s been keeping her steady all morning. Priceless, that one. When we finally make it to the “boy loses girl” part of the formula as truly its such fun watch her play her role as she is simply charming in her role on screen. Tony Randall as a love-struck client is simply fun to watch on screen too as his supporting role is simply amazing in his performance on screen. The on-screen chemistry between Doris Day and Rock Hudson is among the best in film history. Add the scene-stealing capabilties of Tony Randall and Thelma Ritter and “Pillow Talk” ranks as one of Hollywood’s all-time romantic comedies as simply its a must see classic movie.
Pillow Talk’s the best known of the Hudson-Day-Randall films, this is my personal favorite as this movie is simply charming to watch on screen. it’s very funny satire on the advertising business of Madison Avenue.LOVER, COME BACK is a stylish and sophisticated sex comedy that reunited Doris Day, Rock Hudson, and Tony Randall in this story of rival advertising executives as all three are such wonders together on screen as this movie is such a fun and charming movie to watch form start to finish i simply adore this movie
Send Me No Flowers
The third of Doris Day’s and Rock Hudson’s romantic comedies together, Send Me No Flowers is often forgotten about, given the enormously successful Pillow Talk and the extremely similar follow-up Lover Come Back. However, the plot of Send Me No Flowers is by far the most creative and entertaining of the three plots of the series. Send Me No Flowers is a very entertaining film, and a real treat for fans of Doris Day and Rock Hudson. I marginally prefer Pillow Talk and Lover Come Back as both are far better in some regards but this movie is such fun still to watch upon the screen, Doris Day, Rock Hudson, and Tony Randall are a great trio as all three are simply joys to watch upon the screen. Send Me No Flowers is simply a joy to watch from start to finish.
Randall had been perfect for those comedies because he seemed sexually non threatening and so it helped sell content that was racy for its time. He was a nice young man, perhaps a little whiny. Many people thought he was gay, an impression he was happy to play off of in a handful of roles, but one he more generally felt the need to refute. Other than these “best friend” roles though Randall was a bit tough to cast as he simply was tough to cast in roles sometimes.
Tony Randall did have another thread running through his career. At times he seemed to fancy himself a chameleon in the Alex Guinness/ Peter Sellers mold. Ham parts with dialects and heavy make-up that would make him able melt into roles as These movies include The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1960), The Seven Faces of Dr. Lao (1960), and Agatha Christie’s The Alphabet Murders (1965), in which he played Hercule Poirot as all of them he is simply marvelous in them as he gives such marvelous performances that melt him into the roles on screen.
He was marvelous at playing some version of himself, as in his three sitcoms The Odd Couple (1970-75), The Tony Randall Show (1976-78), and Love, Sidney (1981-83) as simply he played such fun roles on those roles show him at his comic best. Though he spent most of the 1970s on the small screen, Randall did manage to tackle the occasional film roles that would be fun roles. Tony Randall was simply a marvelous legend with such range to his acting that was able do such on small screen as TV and big screen as movies as he was such a wonderful man too. He simply is missed for being a marvelous legend that everyone adored to watch upon the screen.