Actress Joyce Randolph, famous for her role as Trixie Norton in the beloved ’50s sitcom “The Honeymooners,” has sadly passed away at the age of 99. According to her son Randy Charles, Randolph died peacefully in her sleep at her Manhattan home, where she had been in home-hospice care for several months.
Randolph held a special place in the hearts of fans as she was the last surviving member of the iconic show. Her co-stars, Jackie Gleason, Art Carney, and Audrey Meadows, had all passed away before her. “The Honeymooners” followed the lives of two New York City couples and initially started as a comedy sketch on “The Jackie Gleason Show.” It was eventually developed into a standalone 30-minute show for one season. After its cancellation, Gleason’s variety show returned to television.
News of Randolph’s passing comes with an announcement from CBS Studios about plans to reboot “The Honeymooners” in 2022, this time with a focus on a female lead. This revival is highly anticipated by fans of the original series.
Prior to her iconic role as Trixie Norton, Randolph had been involved in various projects. However, much of her earlier work is sadly lost due to being aired live on television. One recurring role she was known for was often playing the part of the young woman who ended up as the corpse in murder mysteries.
Randolph is fondly remembered by those who knew her as a talented actress, loving mother, and devoted wife. She was married to Richard Lincoln Charles, who passed away in 1997. A private remembrance service will be held to honor Randolph’s life, and those wishing to pay tribute to her can make donations in her name to the Entertainment Community Fund.
The entertainment industry has truly lost a legendary talent with the passing of Joyce Randolph. Her contributions to “The Honeymooners” and her other significant roles will forever be cherished by fans worldwide.