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Philip Rosenthal’s Parents: Dad Passed Away in 2021; Max’s Death Details!

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May 27, 2022 @ 15:48 EDT
Philip Rosenthal’s Parents: Dad Passed Away in 2021; Max’s Death Details!

Philip Rosenthal was born to parents Max and Helen Rosenthal. Max Rosenthal, the dad of Everybody Loves Raymond creator Phil Rosenthal and a regular on the show, passed away recently. Phil's dad died at the age of 95. Max Rosenthal was noted for his sarcastic sense of humor, natural frugality, friendliness, and curiosity in his various television appearances. Learn more info about Philip's dad Max Rosenthal's death.

Philip Rosenthal (born January 27, 1960) is an American television writer and producer who is best known for his work on the CBS sitcom Everybody Loves Raymond, which he created, wrote, and executive produced.

He also hosts the Netflix show Somebody Feed Phil, in which he takes viewers on a culinary adventure with friends and family to discover new foods and cultures.

Fans were hoping for more glimpses of Phil Rosenthal spending time with his amusing parents in the third season of Somebody Feed Phil, which was just published on Netflix, but they are not featured in the show as they have been in previous seasons.

Previously, we discussed Brad Garrett's wife and Oaxaca's cast.

Philip Rosenthal’s Parents: Dad Passed Away at the Age of 95; What Was His Cause of Death?

Phil Rosenthal (@phil.rosenthal) is born to parents Max and Helen Rosenthal. Richard Rosenthal, his brother, is his other sibling. He went to a private school for his education and attended Hofstra University for his college degree.

Philip's dad, Max Rosenthal, was well-known for his appearances on his son's unscripted food shows, I'll Have What Phil's Having on PBS and the show Somebody Feed Phil on Netflix. He had a recurring role as Max, a lodge mate of Peter Boyle's Frank Barone, on CBS's Raymond from 1996 until 2005.

According to a July 2018 piece from New York Jewish Week, Max Rosenthal was a German immigrant who evacuated Berlin immediately after the November 1938 Kristallnacht massacre, which indicated an acceleration of the Nazi genocidal campaign against Jews. Helen Rosenthal and her family were interned in a concentration camp in France before fleeing to Cuba and eventually the United States.

In Raymond, the recurrent home comedy that was a cornerstone of CBS' primetime renaissance in the late 1990s, the parents played by Boyle and Doris Roberts were modeled after his parents Max and Helen Rosenthal.

Helen Rosenthal, Rosenthal's wife and Phil's mother, was also featured on the show for two seasons. She died in the year 2019. Set Set Spike (2002) and Tall Time Tales are two of Rosenthal's other film credits (1992).

Max Rosenthal was noted for his sarcastic sense of humor, natural frugality, friendliness, and curiosity in his various television appearances. Max and Helen followed Phil Rosenthal to Miami in January 2015 to interview Norman Lear for an industry conference. During the day, Max was seen attending conference sessions with a yellow legal pad in hand, taking notes and cheering on his son during his Q&A with the renowned producer and philanthropist from the sidelines.

Max Rosenthal, the dad of Everybody Loves Raymond creator Phil Rosenthal and a regular on the show, passed away recently. He died at the age of 95.  On Sunday, television producer and host Phil Rosenthal confirmed the death of his dad, Max Rosenthal.

Phil shared treasured recollections of his late dad via images and a touching statement on social media. The series Everybody Loves Raymond creator Phil Rosenthal expressed his gratitude to his dad, who was the most influential figure in his life. Max appeared in a few of Phil's Netflix shows, including Everybody Loves Raymond, I'll Have What Phil's Having, and Somebody Feed Phil.

Phil posted a post about his father's death,

Last night, Ax Rosenthal passed away. We are grateful that he was our father, grandfather, friend, favorite and funniest TV star, and role model for how to live 95 years while being lovely, kind, kind, sympathetic, and really, really hilarious.

He went on to remark,

Later, I'll have more to say. I've lost the person who has had the most impact on my life. I'm sure you loved him as much as I did, and I'm heartbroken for all of us today. Dad, I adore you. We, your family, and the friends you've created all around the world, will remember you forever. 

Max is survived by his son, as well as his daughter-in-law Monica Horan (@monicahoranrosenthal), an actress and a regular on Raymond.

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