Beloved “The Honeymooners” Star Joyce Randolph, Trixie Norton, Passes Away at 96

Television actress Joyce Randolph passed away peacefully at her New York City home on Saturday. She was renowned for her role as Trixie Norton on the classic sitcom “The Honeymooners.”

The 96-year-old actress, when she died, was under hospice care, succumbing to natural causes.

In the beloved series, Randolph portrayed the wife of sewer worker Ed Norton, who was played by Art Carney. They served as best friends and neighbors to the iconic characters Ralph and Alice Kramden, it was portrayed by Jackie Gleason and Audrey Meadows.

Gleason selected Randolph after he saw her in a chewing gum commercial. As Randolph passes away, she becomes the last surviving member of the main cast. It left a poignant chapter closed in the classic television history.

Apart from her memorable role in “The Honeymooners,” Randolph also did some famous shows like “The Ed Sullivan Show,” “The Plainclothesman,” “The Doctors and the Nurses,” and “Hi Honey, I’m Home.”

Survived by her son, Randy, the family has requested donations to the Entertainment Community Fund instead of flowers.

Joyce Randolph’s legacy will be remembered through her contributions to television, leaving an important mark on the golden era of sitcoms.

The Honeymooners cast

  1. Jackie Gleason as Ralph Kramden, a New York City bus driver with grand (and often unrealistic) schemes to get rich.
  2. Audrey Meadows as Alice Kramden, Ralph’s level-headed and patient wife.
  3. Art Carney as Edward “Ed” Norton, Ralph’s best friend and fellow bus driver, known for his childlike demeanor and catchphrase, “To the moon!”
  4. Joyce Randolph as Trixie Norton, Ed’s bubbly and slightly ditzy wife.

Joyce Randolph’s famous shows

  1. The Honeymooners (1955–1956) – Trixie Norton
  2. The Ed Sullivan Show (1955)
  3. The Plainclothesman (1955)
  4. The Doctors and the Nurses (1963)
  5. Hi Honey, I’m Home (1991) – Mrs. Watanabe
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