awards & nominations

The Odd Couple (1970)

Tony Randall as "Felix Unger"

One is neat, one is a slob. Both are divorced and need a place to stay. That's how fussy photographer Felix Unger and sloppy sportswriter Oscar Madison end up sharing a New York City apartment. The arguments are endless but funny; it's like watching your parents fight.

Emmy (Primetime) (1975)WonOutstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series
Emmy (Primetime) (1974)NominatedOutstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series

Lover Come Back (1961)

Tony Randall as "Peter 'Pete' Ramsey"

Jerry (Rock Hudson) is a slick adman who uses women and booze to woo his clients. One day, his tactics draw the ire of Carol (Doris Day), an executive at a rival agency, who reports him to the Ad Council. Jerry deflects Carol's accusations using the testimony of a nightclub performer (Edie Adams), whom he pays off with a starring spot in a fake ad campaign. But when Jerry's clueless boss (Tony Randall) broadcasts one of the ads on TV, he's forced to create a new product.

Golden Globe (1961)NominatedBest Performance By an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture

Pillow Talk (1959)

Tony Randall as "Jonathan Forbes"

Playboy songwriter Brad Allen's (Rock Hudson) succession of romances annoys his neighbor, interior designer Jan Morrow (Doris Day), who shares a telephone party line with him and hears all his breezy routines. After Jan unsuccessfully lodges a complaint against him, Brad sets about to seduce her in the guise of a sincere and upstanding Texas rancher. When mutual friend Jonathan (Tony Randall) discovers that his best friend is moving in on the girl he desires, however, sparks fly.

Golden Globe (1959)NominatedBest Performance By an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture

Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter? (1957)

Tony Randall as "Rockwell P. Hunter/Himself/Lover Doll"

Rock Hunter (Tony Randall) writes television commercials, and he's hatched a strategy for a new beauty product. Needing a famous face to deliver his message, Rock tries to recruit actress Rita Marlowe (Jayne Mansfield). At first she thinks it's beneath her, but she wants to make her actor lover (Mickey Hargitay) envious, so she agrees, as long as Rock pretends to be her boyfriend. Soon, Rock is running the ad company, but his ascension is greeted by all kinds of personal troubles.

Golden Globe (1957)NominatedBest Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical