Tony Randall Biography

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English II 5
25 September 2009
Starstruck Essay
Tony Randall has left a benchmark and legacy with his work accomplishments, his actor within and the comedic personality outside of it all.   Tony Randall was best known as a grand actor in hits such as Templeton the Rat and The Odd Couple, but he was also a great father and husband.   Tony was a very interesting person when it came to his family.   It was obvious to Tony’s parents and friends from a very early age that he wanted to have a major career in acting.   Although Tony is gone, his family and fans will always remember him and his accomplishments.
Tony was born on February 26, 1920 in the outstanding place of Tulsa, Oklahoma (“Biography for Tony Randall”). Though most people would recognize him by his movie name, Tony Randall, his birth name was Ira Leonard Rosenberg (“Biography for Tony Randall”). Tony grew up in Tulsa and attended Tulsa Central High School (“Biography for Tony Randall”). Although Tony grew up the state that thrives on football, baseball, and farming, he decided he wanted to be involved in speech and drama. Tony attended Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois, where he chose to major in the department of speech and drama (“Biography for Tony Randall”). Tony’s passing took place on May 17, 2004 in New York City, New York (“Biography for Tony Randall”). He died from complications following heart surgery.   The cause of his death was diagnosed a horrible case of pneumonia.
While on this journey to becoming the great actor, he met his first wife, Florence Gibbs (“Biography for Tony Randall”). Tony did not have any children with Florence. She was born in 1942 and her passing took place in 1992 (“Biography for Tony Randall”). After the death of Florence, Tony met his second wife, Heather Harlan, in a play in New York (“Biography for Tony Randall”). Heather was a very different find for Tony. There is no reason except the fact that she is fifty years younger...