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“Beloved ‘Honeymooners’ Actress, Joyce Randolph, Passes Away at 99 – Last Surviving Cast Member Remembered for Timeless Contributions to Television”


Joyce Randolph, renowned for her role as Trixie Norton in the beloved 1950s sitcom “The Honeymooners,” has passed away at the age of 99. Her son, Randolph “Randy” Richard Charles, confirmed her death at her New York City home on Saturday evening.

As the last surviving cast member of “The Honeymooners,” Randolph played Trixie Norton alongside Art Carney’s Ed Norton, with Jackie Gleason and Audrey Meadows portraying Ralph and Alice Kramden. The sitcom, which aired for 39 episodes, revolved around the comedic struggles of two working-class couples pursuing financial success.

Born into a Finnish-American family in Detroit, Randolph moved to New York City in 1943, where she built a successful career in Broadway, commercials, and television, including appearances in “Buck Rogers” and “The Clock” in 1950.

Jackie Gleason noticed Randolph in a Clorets gum commercial in 1951, leading to her inclusion in his variety show, “Cavalcade of Stars,” and eventually casting her as Trixie in “The Honeymooners.”

Reflecting on the enduring appeal of the sitcom, actor Matthew Broderick praised the show for encompassing a wide range of human experiences. Randolph continued to make contributions to television, with a cameo in the 1991 series “Hi Honey I’m Home” and appearances in other shows and films.

Survived by her son Randy from her marriage to Richard Lincoln Charles, Joyce Randolph leaves behind a legacy of timeless entertainment. Fans remember her with affection, honoring her significant role in the golden age of television.

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