Ron Randell
Australian actor
Ron Randell
Ronald Egan "Ron" Randell was an Australian-born American film and stage actor.
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Joan Crawford's star shines from comedies to dramas on TCM Aug. 22 - Examiner.com
Google News - over 5 years
He schemes with a lowlife manager (Ron Randell) and Esther is soon the main attraction of a series of personal appearances. WhenCarlo forces himself on the young girl, the shocking experience restores her sign and hearing. Margaret then secures Ester's
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Let's get animated: 'Rango,' 'Rio' - VillageSoup Belfast (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
The commanding officer is Lt. Cmdr. Ben Bradville (Ron Randell), whose long-time spouse Liz (Janis Paige) wants to settle down with him and have children, while he wants to command his own ship. One can pretty well guess what will happen in advance and
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Some like 'em short, 1969 - San Francisco Chronicle
Google News - over 5 years
Owners Ron Randell and Les Levi will move it to California St., between Polk and Larkin, next month ...Woody Allen: "I'm writing a pornographic novel in Braille." Dick Cavett: "That should fill a long-felt need" ... Jim Frankel, wearing a big "CR"
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CRITIC'S CHOICE/Film; Young Fosse, Vintage 'Kate'
NYTimes - over 16 years
The young Bob Fosse, moving his hips in a snaky wriggle and dropping his shoulders in 3D? How can you miss it? Film Forum is running the 3D version of the 1953 musical ''Kiss Me, Kate,'' although the Technicolor process itself makes the film so eye-poppingly crisp that it almost seems three-dimensional without the special glasses. Howard Keel, not
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THEATER; With Wit and High Spirits, a Musical Wake-Up Kiss
NYTimes - about 17 years
THOUGH much admired, Cole Porter is never mentioned as one of those innovators who forever changed the content or the direction of American musical comedy. He is seldom spoken of with the same reverence with which we talk about Irving Berlin, George and Ira Gershwin, Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart, Jerome Kern and Oscar Hammerstein 2d, and
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MOVIES THIS WEEK
NYTimes - almost 21 years
A top Hitchcock thriller, one of Broadway's very best musicals and two provocative plots brighten the films on television this week. The twists and turns of Alfred Hitchcock's elegant and tingling NORTH BY NORTHWEST (1959) keep Cary Grant, Eva Marie Saint and James Mason on the move, all the way from the United Nations to the Middle West and Mount
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THEATER REVIEW;Take Wigs and Lace And Add Silly Names
NYTimes - over 21 years
The white lace handkerchiefs are flapping furiously at the Lyceum Theater these days. Little fingers are crooked into right angles; eyebrows are arched to the hairlines and epigrams, couched in plummier-than-thou English accents, are being shot into the balcony like cannonballs. The symptoms are unmistakable: someone is reviving Richard Brinsley
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Review/Opera; 'Brigadoon' Is Back Early (After Five Years, in Fact)
NYTimes - over 25 years
In one of the final scenes of the Lerner and Loewe musical "Brigadoon," Tommy Albright, a jaded and bored New Yorker, sits in a bar, unable to listen to the jabbering of his fiancee. Nearly every mundane phrase out of her mouth sends him into reverie, dreaming of heather on the hill and Brigadoon, the 18th-century village that rises out of the
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REVIEW/THEATER; Hal Holbrook in a 'Lear' Of Druids and Wimps
NYTimes - over 26 years
In the title role of "King Lear," Hal Holbrook has a magisterial grace and the agility of a mountain climber, capturing the sudden, mercurial turns in his character. Dividing his kingdom and activating his wrath against Cordelia, he becomes mean-spirited and abusive. At home and in court, he is a monarch who insists on having his own way. His
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STAGE: TOM STOPPARD'S 'ROSENCRANTZ'
NYTimes - almost 30 years
LEAD: TOM STOPPARD'S virtuosity was immediately apparent in his debut as a playwright with ''Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead,'' something that can be passingly perceived in a 20th-anniversary revival of the play opening last night at the Roundabout Theater Company. The inspiration for the play begins with the idea of turning ''Hamlet'' inside
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THEATER: PHILP BOSCO IN 'MAN FOR ALL SEASONS'
NYTimes - about 30 years
LEAD: A FEW of the lines in ''A Man for All Seasons,'' Robert Bolt's acclaimed 1960 play now enjoying a faithful production at the Roundabout Theater, carry an odd spin these days. When the Man in question, Sir Thomas More, says, ''In silence is my safety under the law,'' one's thoughts stray from the great 16th-century public official to
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GOING OUT GUIDE
NYTimes - about 30 years
TEMPUS FUGIT New Year's Eve is a night when prices can become sky-high. But one place they are not is the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, where the Fourth Annual New Year's Eve Concert for Peace will take place tonight, free. Ellen Burstyn will read the Prayer for Peace, Leonard Bernstein will be the principal speaker and Michael Barrett will
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THEATER: 'SWAN SONG,' MYSTERY AND MUSIC
NYTimes - over 30 years
THE idea of a backstage comedy-thriller arouses expectations that ''Swan Song'' gradually deflates - despite the efforts of Tony Tanner as director and actor. Written by John Greenwood and Jonathan Levi, ''Swan Song'' is playing its dastardly, but loaded, game at the Mazur Theater. The show begins promisingly, as a provincial English opera company
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STAGE: 'MANEUVERS,' A 3-WAY BATTLE
NYTimes - almost 32 years
THE battleground of Catherine Muschamp's ''Maneuvers'' is the living room of a British regimental colonel; the main maneuverers are his well-endowed wife and his well-muscled servant, a private who has fought alongside his officer in dirty wars around the globe. The maneuvers themselves take the form of realistically simulated, cheerily sadistic
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GOING OUT GUIDE;
NYTimes - almost 32 years
THE RIGHT DIRECTION Directors usually speak to audiences indirectly, through the work they put on film or on stage. They are not rarities in public places, but it is unusual to have two eminent directors discussing their craft at a public forum. Milos Forman and Elia Kazan, two Academy Award-winning directors, will hold a dialogue tonight at 7 o'
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'EXPOSED'
NYTimes - almost 34 years
THE title of James Toback's ''Exposed'' suggests sensationalism, a quality the film simultaneously attempts and disdains. International terrorism, fashion modeling and the attention-getting casting of Rudolf Nureyev and Nastassia Kinski are the film's most noticeable ingredients, yet it affects such insouciance that these elements are never fully
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MUSICAL: THE BROWNINGS
NYTimes - over 34 years
MILLBURN, N.J. THREE years ago the historic Paper Mill Playhouse, the official state theater of New Jersey, burned down. Recently rebuilt at a cost of $4.5 million, the handsome, spacious house has reopened with ''Robert and Elizabeth,'' a British musical adaptation of Rudolf Besier's ''The Barretts of Wimpole Street.'' Unfortunately, the opening
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A MUSICAL REOPENS PAPER MILL
NYTimes - over 34 years
MILLBURN WE'VE been waiting 18 years for ''Robert and Elizabeth,'' but it isn't quite what we've been waiting for. The popular English musical -based on ''The Barretts of Wimpole Street,'' a play about the real-life love between the poets Robert and Elizabeth Barrett Browning - opened in London in 1964, and the original-cast album, still available,
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LONG ISLAND GUIDE; by Barbara Delatiner; SALUTE TO YOUTH
NYTimes - over 34 years
Although some cynics believe that youth is wasted on the young, Nassau County's Office of Cultural Development doesn't think so. The county's first multi-arts festival of the season today is devoted to a ''Salute to Youth,'' and from 1 P.M. to 5 P.M. the Center for the Fine Arts in Roslyn Harbor will be alive with the sound of youngsters having
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THEATER: 'THE TANTALUS'
NYTimes - almost 36 years
IT'S unfair; they cheat in the final scene of ''The Tantalus,'' the mystery at the Harold Clurman Theater. It's not the jiggery pokey with the will that's unfair; what's unfair is the character who seems to be a rotten egg, but then puts things to right at the end. The authors, Ian Cullen and Catherine Arley, violate the canons of proper mystery
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Ron Randell
    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 2005
    Age 86
    Died on June 11, 2005.
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  • FORTIES
  • 1964
    Age 45
    He guest starred twice on Bewitched in 1964 and 1967 and played a lead role in the two- part The Contenders episodes for the Mission: Impossible series in 1968.
    More Details Hide Details Ron Randell's Broadway credits included Terence Rattigan's The Browning Version (1948), Candida (1952), The World of Suzie Wong (1958), Butley (1972), Mrs. Warren's Profession (1976), Bent (1979), Duet for One (1981), and The School for Scandal (1995).
  • THIRTIES
  • 1958
    Age 39
    He married Laya Raki in 1958 and they remained together until his death following a stroke, aged 86, in Los Angeles, California.
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  • 1952
    Age 33
    He was engaged to Marie Keith in September 1952, and when they divorced in June 1953, Amanda Blake was then described as his "former fiancee".
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  • 1951
    Age 32
    He was engaged to actress Amanda Blake and they planned to marry in 1951 but there seems no evidence they went through with their plans.
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  • 1949
    Age 30
    Randell was married several times. He divorced his first wife in 1949.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1946
    Age 27
    Smithy has been made with funds from Columbia Pictures who offered Randell a long-term contract and he moved to Hollywood in October 1946.
    More Details Hide Details They cast him as Bulldog Drummond in two low-budget films and he had good support roles in some expensive "A" productions such as It Had to Be You (1947) and The Loves of Carmen (1948). However the studio seemed to lose enthusiasm for Randell and he wound up mainly playing romantic leads in lower budget films. However he continued to work in television and theatre and had a number of good roles for other studios, including Kiss Me, Kate (as Cole Porter), I Am a Camera, King of Kings, The She-Creature and The Longest Day. Arguably his best performance was in King of Kings, as the Roman centurion Lucius, who defends Christ at his trial as a sort of impromptu legal counsel, and presumably becomes converted to Christianity after the Crucifixion. From October 1954 through December 1955, Randell hosted the ABC anthology series The Vise. In 1957 to 1958 he starred in the lead role in O.S.S..
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1928
    Age 9
    Randell's break came when he was spotted by producer Nick Perry at the Minerva Theatre performing in While the Sun Shines. This led to Randell being cast as the lead in Smithy, a biographical movie about the pioneering Australian aviator Sir Charles Kingsford Smith, who made the first flight across the Pacific (from the United States to Australia) in 1928. (The film was released as Pacific Adventure in the United States and as Southern Cross in the UK).
    More Details Hide Details Randell had previously appeared in another film, A Son Is Born, opposite Peter Finch and Muriel Steinbeck. Although made before Smithy, its release was held off until after the latter film had come out to take advantage of its publicity.
  • 1918
    Born
    Born on October 8, 1918.
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