Donald Randolph

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Donald Randolph
Born(1906-01-05)January 5, 1906
DiedMarch 16, 1993(1993-03-16) (aged 87)
Years active1932-1975

Donald Randolph (born January 5, 1906 – died March 16, 1993) was a film, television, and radio actor. The actor, who appeared in Alfred Hitchcock's Topaz (1969), acted in dozens of radio dramas, television programs and over thirty films.

Randolph debuted on Broadway in Fatal Alibi (1932).[2] His other Broadway credits include I Like It Here (1945), The Naked Genius (1943), The Sun Field (1942), Yours, A. Lincoln (1942), Lady in the Dark (1940), King Richard II (1939), Hamlet (1939), King Richard II (1936), Crime Marches on (1935) and Strange Gods (1932).[3]

In 1950, he appeared in The Desert Hawk. In 1957, he appeared as General Mark Ford in the science fiction classic, The Deadly Mantis.

With his resonant voice, Randolph performed in numerous radio dramas broadcast during the 1940s and 1950s.

His television work included two episodes of Perry Mason; he played the role of the murderer Stephen Argyle in the 1958 episode, "The Case of the Cautious Coquette", and in 1959 he played the murder victim Curtis Runyan in "The Case of the Spanish Cross".


On March 16, 1993, Randolph died of pneumonia in Los Angeles. He was 87.[1]


Some of Randolph's papers are housed at the UCLA Library Special Collections.[4]



  1. ^ a b "Donald Randolph". Variety. May 11, 1993. Retrieved December 14, 2015.
  2. ^ Willis, John (1995). Theatre World 1992-1993. Hal Leonard Corporation. p. 226. ISBN 9781557832047. Retrieved October 15, 2017.
  3. ^ "("Donald Randolph" search results)". Playbill Vault. Playbill. Archived from the original on October 16, 2017. Retrieved October 16, 2017.
  4. ^ "Finding aid for the Donald Randolph papers". Online Archive of California. Archived from the original on October 15, 2017. Retrieved October 15, 2017.

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