Many will be surprised to learn that actor Tony Randall was a Jew, but his birth name was Aryeh Leonard Rosenberg. Randall (Feb. 26, 1920 – May 17, 2004) was perhaps best known for playing the role of Felix Unger in the television adaptation of the 1965 play “The Odd Couple.” Unger was a world-class neatnik, neurotic, germophobe, and hypochondriac. Oscar Madison, the other half of the oddly paired roommates, was the exact opposite; he was played by Jack Klugman, another Jew. Randall also starred in numerous movies and Broadway shows — too many to list here. Click on the Wikipedia link below.
Quotes: “Marilyn Monroe was no fun to work with. She would report to work around 5:00 in the evening. You’ve been in make-up since 8:30 in the morning waiting for her.” | “There’s only one thing worse than a man who doesn’t have strong likes and dislikes, and that’s a man who has strong likes and dislikes without the courage to voice them.”
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