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Randolph accepts being last 'Honeymooner'

Jan. 27, 2007 at 1:16 PM   |   Comments

NEW YORK, Jan. 27 (UPI) -- U.S. actress Joyce Randolph has made her peace with her current role as the last surviving main cast member of the iconic TV series, "The Honeymooners."

The 82-year-old actress, who played Trixie Norton on the famed sitcom, admitted to The New York Times that being the lone "Honeymooners" survivor is sad, but said she has accepted her importance to series' fans that recognize her in public.

"I am the last one left," Randolph said of her former co-stars, including Art Carney and Jackie Gleason. The late Audrey Meadows played the wife of Gleason's character. "Even the girl who held the stopwatch, Joan Reichman Canale, is gone."

"I talk to everyone," Randolph said of her fans. "You can't be hoity."

Now, 56 years after she took on the role of Trixie on the CBS series, Randolph retains an active social life in New York, the Times said.

The actress is typically found attending Broadway openings and area fundraisers or at her regular haunts of Chez Josephine or the downstairs bar at Sardi's.

The Times said it is at the latter that the actress finds people recognizing her from the humorous caricature of "The Honeymooners" cast that adorns the wall above the bar.

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