Iconic ‘Honeymooners’ Star Joyce Randolph Dies at 99, Leaving Enduring Legacy

NEW YORK CITY (AP) — Joyce Randolph, best known for her role as Trixie Norton in the 1955 sitcom “The Honeymooners,” has passed away at the age of 99. Randolph died peacefully in her sleep at her home in New York City, according to her son.

The actress, who was the last surviving member of the hit television show, had been in hospice care and was unable to walk at the time of her death. Born in Michigan in 1924, Randolph began her acting career on Broadway before moving into television.

Randolph’s casting in “The Honeymooners” came about after Jackie Gleason, who played Ralph Kramden on the show, saw her in a chewing gum commercial. The show, which also starred Art Carney and Audrey Meadows, became an iconic part of television history.

Despite its short run of only 39 episodes, “The Honeymooners” left a lasting impact. The show is being rebooted for modern-day audiences on CBS, and there have been various adaptations of the show for the stage.

Following the news of Randolph’s death, tributes have been pouring in on social media. Users have been posting their condolences and expressing their appreciation for the actress, acknowledging her contributions to the golden age of television.

Randolph is survived by her son, who shared that she will be cremated and that donations can be made to the Entertainment Community Fund in her memory.

Joyce Randolph will be remembered as one of the beloved stars of “The Honeymooners,” leaving behind a legacy in the world of television.