Iconic Actress Joyce Randolph Dies At 99

Joyce Randolph, the last living member of the famous four stars of The Honeymooners, has died at the age of 99, according to The New York Post.

Randolph died on Saturday evening at her New York City Home. Her son, Randolph Charles, confirmed her demise to the Press, saying that she passed away of natural causes.

The actress is popularly known for playing housewife Trixie Norton in 39 episodes of the classic TV sitcom. She starred alongside Audrey Meadows, Art Carney, and series creator Jackie Gleason.

Randolph’s character was married to Ed Norton (Carney). They were the neighbors of Ralph (Gleason) and Alice Kramden (Meadows), who were all searching for happiness. The chemistry between the four leads made the show one of the most loved sitcoms in TV history.

Gleason was the first of the Honeymooners main cast to die in 1987. Meadows in 1996, followed by Carney in 2003.

The show was canceled after its original run but gained popularity when it was praised for its comedy style and portrayal of marriage. The sitcom follows two pals, Ralph, a bus driver, and his friend Ed, a sewer worker, as they struggle to get rich while their wives wait for them to find success.

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According to news outlets, Randolph had been in hospice care at the time of her demise and was unable to work. Born Joyce Sirola on Oct. 21, 1924, Randolph started her acting career in 1950.

She made her debut in a Broadway show called “Ladies Night in a Turkish Bath” before moving into TV. She also appeared in one episode of the early medical drama The Doctors and the Nurses in 1964.

In the late 1940s and early 1950s, Randolph was often seen on TV, appearing with stars like Eddie Cantor, Dean Martin, Jerry Lewis, Danny Thomas, and Fred Allen. She also played a minor role as an unnamed dog walker in the 2000 film Everything’s Jake.

Since the news of her death broke, Fans of the show and the actress shared heartfelt comments and condolences.

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The late actress is survived by her son Randolph Richard Charles from her marriage to Richard Lincoln Charles, who passed away in 1997.