Jane Randolph

Active - 1941 - 1948  |   Born - Oct 30, 1919   |   Died - May 4, 2009   |   Genres - Crime, Mystery, Comedy, Drama, Romance

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Biography by Hal Erickson

A former model, brunette leading lady Jane Randolph made her first film appearance in Warner Bros.' Manpower (1941) playing a bit as a hat check girl. Randolph was immediately signed to a contract by RKO Radio Pictures, where she spent the next few years in the studio's "B"-picture mill. Her best role under the RKO banner was Alice Moore, the young lady terrorized during a nocturnal swim by the malevolent Simone Simon in Val Lewton's Cat People (1942) She reprised this role in the 1944 follow-up Curse of the Cat People, expertly handling the film's complex, literate dialogue sequences. Jane Randolph retired from films after playing blonde insurance investigator Joan Raymond in Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein (1948).

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