Goodbye to three of Doris Day’s co-stars: Tony Randall, Ronald Reagan & Howard
News emerged during 2004 of the sad passing of three American greats. Each were
significant players in the showbiz world and had notably co-starred with Doris
TONY RANDAL: After a long illness, on May 17th, Tony Randall (pictured above
with Doris Day) passed away in his sleep. The 84 year old of course will be
remembered for his enduring roles in the Hudson/Day comedy-movies: Pillow
Come Back and Send
Me No Flowers. Tony later went on to win an Emmy for his role as
Felix Unger in the hit TV comedy-series The Odd Couple. Doris remembered him as
“…so brilliant, funny, sweet and dear, that it was as if God had given him
everything…he was the funniest man in movies and on television, and nothing
was as much fun as working with him.” – Doris Day
RONALD REAGAN: On June 5th, former American President Ronald Reagan, who was
also a Hollywood star during the ‘thirties, ‘forties and ‘fifties, died aged 93.
Ronald had starred during his showbiz heyday alongside Doris in two of his best
Warning and The
HOWARD KEEL: On November 8th, the 6ft3, baritone singer, Howard Keel passed
away aged 85 with Colon cancer. The mighty Keel, co-star of Calamity
Jane was well known for not only his role as Wild Bill Hickok but
for being one of Hollywood’s leading men during the heyday of the MGM musicals,
singing in classics like Seven Brides for Seven Brothers and Annie Get Your Gun.
He then found renewed fame in the ’80s TV show Dallas as Clayton Farlow –
stepfather to the infamous JR Ewing.
‘Discovering Doris’ salutes Tony, Ronald & Howard!