Jane Randolph

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This article is about the actress. For the mother of American president Thomas Jefferson, see Jane Randolph Jefferson.
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) 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]

After growing up in Kokomo, Indiana, she 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.[1]

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).[1]

One of her last movies was Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein (1948). In 1949, she 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.[1]

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