John Randolph

John Randolph, an accomplished character actor whose career include Broadway collaborations with Orson Welles and the Lunts, as well as a Tony Award-winning performance in Neil Simon's Broadway Bound, died Feb. 24, 2004, at his home in Hollywood, the New York Times reported. He was 88. Mr. Randolph appeared in dozens of Broadway plays and musicals, his career on the stage culminating in the final play in Neil Simon's "Brighton Beach trilogy," Broadway Bound, in which he was honored for his portrayal of the cranky, opinionated grandfather Ben. As in many another Randolph performance, the character was far from shy, plain-spoken and wielded his gravelly Bronx accent for purposes both comical and menacing. Frank Rich, writing in the New York Times, said he played Ben with "a matchless mixture of buried affection and shrewd comic timing."

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  • Also known as: Emanuel Hirsch Cohen
  • Born: Jun 1, 1915 in New York, NY, USA
  • Death: Feb 24, 2004 in Hollywood, CA, USA


Drama Desk Award
1987 Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play Broadway Bound Winner
Tony Award
1987 Featured Actor in a Play Broadway Bound Winner