The Honeymooners Star Joyce Randolph Passes Away at 99, Leaving Behind a Lasting Television Legacy

(Associated Press) – Actress Joyce Randolph, best known for her role as Trixie Norton in “The Honeymooners,” has died at the age of 99. According to her son, Randy Charles, Randolph peacefully passed away in her Manhattan home after being in home-hospice for several months. She was the last living member of the iconic 1950s sitcom, preceded in death by co-stars Jackie Gleason, Art Carney, and Audrey Meadows.

“The Honeymooners” was a short-lived sitcom that followed the lives of two New York City couples: Ralph Kramden and his wife Alice, and Ed Norton and his wife Trixie. Originally a comedy sketch on “The Jackie Gleason Show,” the show was reworked into a 30-minute program for just one season, consisting of 39 episodes. When the show premiered, Gleason’s variety show was cut, only to return in 1956 after “The Honeymooners” was canceled.

In 2022, CBS Studios announced plans to reboot “The Honeymooners” with a focus on a female lead. Randolph’s son revealed that his mother was involved in numerous projects before her role in the sitcom, though much of her work is lost due to it being live television.

Aside from acting, Randolph was also a devoted mother and wife. She married Richard Lincoln Charles, her husband who was a member of the board of the Entertainment Community Fund, one day after the premiere of “The Honeymooners” in 1955. They remained married until his death in 1997.

A private remembrance service will be held for Randolph at a later date. The family has requested that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the Entertainment Community Fund in Randolph’s honor. This charity was previously known as The Actor’s Fund.

Joyce Randolph will be remembered for her role as Trixie Norton and her contribution to the world of entertainment. Her passing marks the end of an era for “The Honeymooners” and the loss of a talented actress.