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Joyce Randolph Cause Of Death, Husband, Children, Net Worth And Illness Revealed

Joyce Randolph was an American actress who died on January 13, 2024, at the age of 99.

Joyce Randolph is best known for starring as Trixie Norton in the television series “The Honeymooners.” from 1955 to 1956.

She appeared in all 39 of the show’s episodes, which aired one season between October 1955 and September 1956.

With the death of Jackie Gleason in 1987, Audrey Meadows in 1996 and Art Carney in 2003, Joyce Randolph became the last surviving member of “The Honeymooners.”

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Joyce Randolph has passed away at the age of 99.

Joyce Randolph Cause Of Death

Joyce Randolph died Saturday at her home in New York City, according to TMZ. She was in hospice care at the time of her death, which was from natural causes.

Who was Joyce Randolph?

Joyce Randolph was born on October 21, 1924 in Detroit, Michigan. After high school she took a job working at Saks Fifth Avenue in Detroit.

Her show business career began with an audition for the touring company of a production of a play called “Stage Door.” In 1943, at the age of 19, she moved to New York City to pursue an acting career full-time. She soon landed roles on Broadway and some small television and commercial parts. Crucially, she landed a commercial for for the chewing gum company, Clorets.

That commercial caught the eye of one Jackie Gleason, who at the time was starring and producing a series called “Cavalcade of Stars,” which was the precursor to “The Jackie Gleason Show.” Gleason cast her in a skit and loved her work. Technically, she was not the first actress to portray Trixie Norton. Elaine Stritch actually held the part first in the original incarnation on “Cavalcade of Stars.”

The Honeymooners/The Jackie Gleason Show

What eventually became “The Honeymooners” began as a series of skits on “Cavalcade of Stars.” This is where Joyce first began playing her soon-to-be iconic role of Trixie Norton. She would go on to appear in all 39 of “The Honeymooners” episodes. She then revived the role on 79 episodes of “The Jackie Gleason Show” between 1952 and 1957.

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Randolph and co-star Art Carney in a picture for The Honeymooners (circa 1955)Credit: Getty

Honeymooners Residuals

Despite the show’s ongoing popularity with new generations, Joyce did not receive any residuals from those original 39 episodes. The only cast member who did receive royalties was Audrey Meadows. Meadows’ brother Edward, a lawyer negotiating as her manager, wisely inserted a clause into her original contract which entitled her to be paid whenever the show was re-broadcast.

Joyce Randolph did receive royalties when the “lost” episodes of “The Honeymooners,” – the episodes that aired on “Cavalcade of Stars” were released and syndicated.
After The Honeymooners

After The Honeymooners, Joyce continued to act, primarily on stage and in commercials, but also in television shows. In 1991 she reprised her role as Trixie in an episode of the show “Hi Honey, I’m Home.”

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Joyce Randolph husband

Randolph married Richard Lincoln Charles, a wealthy marketing executive, on October 2, 1955, the day after The Honeymooners premiered.

Richard Charles died in 1997 at age 74.

Joyce Randolph children

Randolph and her husband Richard Lincoln Charles are parents to a single child, namely Randolph Richard Charles, who also holds the position of a marketing executive.

Joyce Randolph illness

Randolph was asleep when she passed after her health had been slowly declining in recent years due to old age, per TMZ.

Her son told the outlet that she was under hospice care around the time of her death and was unable to walk.

Joyce Randolph net worth

According to celebrity net worth , Joyce Randolph had a net worth estimated to be about $10 million as of 2024 and the time of her death.

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