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Jane Randolph

Born October 30, 1919, in Youngstown, Ohio, USA
Died May 4, 2009 in Gstaad, Switzerland

This page updated January 25, 2010

Jane Randolph
A scene from Curse of the Cat People, Jane Randolph is on the far right.

From the May 26, 2009 Variety obituary:

"Actress Jane Randolph dies at 94 Starred in several film noir classics of the '40s

Jane Randolph, who appeared in several film noir classics of the 1940s, died of complications of a broken hip May 4 in Gstaad, Switzerland. She was 94.

Randolph starred in "Cat People" and in "Curse of the Cat People." Her other lead roles included "Highways by Night," "Jealousy," "Railroaded" and "Abbot and Costello Meet Frankenstein" as well as in two films featuring the Falcon detective.

Born in Youngstown, Ohio, she retired from acting after marrying producer and businessman Jaime del almo and moved to Spain."

Brief Jane Randolph Biography

In 1942 Jane Randolph began with RKO with Highways by Night (1942). The Lewton Cat People and Curse of the Cat People followed at RKO (she also made two Falcon films while at RKO, appearing with her Cat People co-star Tom Conway). She appeared in several early "noir" films, and played one of the two female leads in Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein.

Shortly following that film, she married producer Jaime del Amo and retired to Spain. Judging form the limited info at IMDB, Jane Randolph pursued painting after leaving Hollywood, though she made a brief cameo appearance in That Lady in 1955.

She had one daughter, Cristina del Amo.

Some online links about Jane Randolph:

An interesting overview of Cat People, with many Jane Randolph images, is at cinematropolis

The classic horror film blog Carfax Abbey has a tribute article on Jane Randolph, in particularly in reference to Abbott and Costello meet Frankenstein

List of Jane Randolph Movie Media

1. That Lady (1955) (uncredited appearance)
2. Bud Abbott Lou Costello Meet Frankenstein (1948)
3. Open Secret (1948)
4. T-Men (1947)
5. Railroaded! (1947)
6. Fool's Gold (1947)
7. The Mysterious Mr. M (1946)
8. In Fast Company (1946)
9. The Front Page (1945)
10. Jealousy (1945)
11. A Sporting Chance (1945)
12. In the Meantime, Darling (1944)
13. The Curse of the Cat People (1944)
14. The Falcon Strikes Back (1943)
15. Cat People (1942)
16. Highways by Night (1942)
17. The Falcon's Brother (1942)
18. The Male Animal (1942) (uncredited appearance)
19. One Foot in Heaven (1941) (uncredited appearance)
20. Dive Bomber (1941) (uncredited, sings "What's New")
21. Manpower (1941) (uncredited appearance)

Was the uncredited ice skating model used by the Walt Disney artists for the 1942 Bambi film.

Appears on the sound track for the 1941 film Dive Bomber, singing "What's New?"

Jane Randolph Yank Cover

Various Picture and film still images:

Jane Randolph
From RAILROADED! 1947

In this early noir effort, Randolph plays a long suffering girlfriend to John Ireland's
brutal robber who eventually murders her when she turns to the police.

Jane Randolph from RAILROADED
also From RAILROADED! 1947

Jane Randolph in AC meet FRankenstein
Jane Randolph still from Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein 1948.


Jane Randolph freeze frame from Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein 1948


Jane Randolph from Lewton's Cat People 1942.

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