Jane Randolph

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Jane Randolph
Jane Randolph in Yank magazine.jpg
Pin-up photo in Yank, the Army Weekly (1942)
Born Jane Roemer
(1915-10-30)October 30, 1915
Youngstown, Ohio, U.S.
Died May 4, 2009(2009-05-04) (aged 93)
Gstaad, Switzerland
Years active 1941–1955
Spouse(s) Bert D'Armand (? - 1949, divorce)
Jaime del Amo (1949–1966)

Jane Randolph (born as Jane Roemer; October 30, 1915 – May 4, 2009), was an American film actress. She was born in Youngstown, Ohio[1] and died in Gstaad, Switzerland, from complications of a broken hip.[2]

Early years[edit]

Randolph grew up in Kokomo, Indiana, where her hobbies included playing golf and flying airplanes. She attended DePauw University, where she was a member of Kappa Alpha Theta. She also studied at an acting school operated by Max Reinhardt.[3]

Film[edit]

Randolph moved to Hollywood in 1939 in an attempt to start a movie career. She was eventually picked up by Warner Bros. and appeared in bit movie roles in 1941. Her screen debut came in Manpower in 1941.[4]

In 1942, RKO picked up the contract of the poised actress and she received a leading lady role in Highways by Night (1942). She became known for her roles in film noir, which included Jealousy (1945) and Railroaded! (1947), and in two of Val Lewton's now well regarded B-picture horror films, Cat People (1942) and The Curse of the Cat People (1944).[5] Her last film was Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein (1948).[4]:136

Personal life[edit]

Randolph was married to Bert D'Armand, an agent. They divorced in 1949.[1] In 1949, Randolph married Jaime del Amo (grandson of Manuel Dominguez) and retired to Spain and became a socialite. In later years she returned to Los Angeles periodically, but maintained a home in Gstaad.[4]:146

The trade publication Billboard reported that Randolph and del Amo were married April 20, 1948, in Las Vegas, Nevada.[6] Another source says that She and Del Amo were married in Las Vegas in 1948, and that it was her second marriage.[7]

Selected filmography[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Jane Randolph". The Telegraph. May 28, 2009. Retrieved 17 October 2016. 
  2. ^ "Actress Jane Randolph dies at 94 - Entertainment News, Film News, Media". Variety. May 26, 2009. Retrieved 2009-05-27. 
  3. ^ Boesen, Vic (August 22, 1942). "Meet the Stars". Illinois, Alton. Alton Evening Telegraph. p. 7. Retrieved January 16, 2016 – via Newspapers.com.  open access publication - free to read
  4. ^ a b c Mank, Gregory William (1999). Women in Horror Films, 1940s. McFarland. pp. 135–147. ISBN 9781476609553. Retrieved 17 October 2016. 
  5. ^ IMDb Biography
  6. ^ "Marriages". Billboard. May 1, 1948. Retrieved 17 October 2016. 
  7. ^ "Actress Weds Socialite". California, Long Beach. Long Beach Independent. April 21, 1948. p. 3. Retrieved January 16, 2016 – via Newspapers.com.  open access publication - free to read
  8. ^ a b Vale, Virginia (January 29, 1943). "Star Dust". Texas, Brookshire. The Brookshire Times. p. 4. Retrieved January 16, 2016 – via Newspapers.com.  open access publication - free to read

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