Tony Randall Net Worth

April 10, 2023
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Born as Arthur Leonard Rosenberg on the 26th February 1920 in Tulsa, Oklahoma USA, and was known as Tony Randall, an actor perhaps still best remembered for his role of Felix Ungar in the TV series “The Odd Couple” (1970-1975). His career was active from the 1940s until his death in May 2004.

Have you ever wondered how rich Tony Randall was, at the time of his death? According to authoritative sources, it was estimated that Tony Randall`s net worth was as high as $10 million, earned through his successful career in the entertainment industry as an actor; he appeared in over 90 film and TV roles during his career.

Tony Randall Net Worth $10 Million

Tony was raised in a Jewish family by parents Julia and Mogscha Rosenberg. He went to Tulsa Central school, after which he enrolled at Northwestern University, but after a year he transferred to New York City`s Neighborhood Playhouse School of the Theatre, and studied under Sanford Meisner and choreographer Marhta Graham. He then found a job at the radio station WTAG in Worcester, Massachusetts, but got his first role on stage, in “Candida” with Jane Cowl, and before he joined USA Army, he appeared in “The Corn Is Green”, alongside Emlyn Williams. He spent four years in the US Army Signal Corps in World War II, then returned to acting, joining the Olney Theatre in Montgomery County, Maryland, before eventually moving back to New York City.

He had several small roles on Broadway until 1955, and the roles in “Inherit The Wind” and in “Oh Captain” in 1958, for which he received a Tony Award nomination. In the 1950s his career on screen also began, as he appeared in several brief roles in TV series such as “One Man`s Family” (1950), “Mister Peepers” (1952-1955), “Appointment With Adventure” (1955), and in 1957 he was selected for the supporting role in the film “No Down Payment” alongside Joanne Woodward and Sheree North, directed by Martin Ritt. Two years later he starred with Debbie Reynolds in George Marshall`s “The Mating Game”, and also had a noted role in “Pillow Talk”, the same year with Rock Hudson and Doris Day. His net worth was certainly well established.

With the new decade, Tony`s name became more known in Hollywood, and with roles in such films as “Let`s Make Love” (1960) with Marilyn Monroe, “Lover Come Back” (1961) – again with Rock Hudson and Doris Day, “Boy`s Night Out” (1962) with Kim Novak, and “Send Me No Flowers” (1964), increasing his net worth by a large margin.

In the second half of the 1960s, Tony had starring parts in “The Alphabet Murders” (1965) and “Bang! Bang! You`re Dead!” (1966), and “Hello Down There” (1969). In 1970 he was selected for the role of Felix Ungar in the TV series “The Odd Couple”, an adaptation of the play of the same name written by Neil Simon. The show lasted for five years, and certainly added a substantial amount to his net worth. After the show ended, Tony got his own variety show, called “The Tony Randall Show”, which lasted for two years, increasing further his net worth. Before the end of the 1970s, he had roles in “Kate Bliss And The Ticker Tape Kid (1978), and “Scavenger Hunt” (1979). He began the next decade with a role in “The Gong Show Movie”, and “Fooling Around”, both in 1980. In the first half of the 1980s, Tony appeared in the film “Sidney Shorr: A Girl`s Best Friend” (1981), which was then made into TV series “Love, Sidney” (1981-1983), in which he repeated his role of Sidney, but until the late 1980s didn`t have any major appearances, then appeared in “Save The Dog!” (1988), and “The Man In The Brown Suit” (1989).

In the 1990s Tony became more focused on his own theatre National Actors Theatre, and appeared on stage in several productions, including “Three Men On A Horse” (1993), “A Christmas Carol” (1994), and “The Inspector General” (1994), among others. To return to the screen, in the 1990s he had roles in the film sequel of the show that celebrated him as an actor “The Odd Couple: Together Again” (1993), and “Fatal Instinct” (1993), which only increased further his net worth. Tony again appeared on stage in the production of “Right You Are (If You Think You Are)” in 2003, and his last film appearance was in “Down With Love” (2003), and also a brief appearance in the film completed two years after his death – “It`s About Time”.

During his career, Tony received several prestigious nominations and awards, including six Golden Globe nominations, and one Primetime Emmy Award in the category Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series for his work on “The Odd Couple”.

Regarding his personal life, Tony was married to Heather Harlan from 1995 until his death; she was 50 years younger than him, and the couple had two children. Previously, he was married to Florence Mitchell, from 1942 until 1992.

Tony died in his sleep from pneumonia at the NYU Medical Center, after coronary bypass surgery, in May 2004.

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