Jane Randolph, born Jane Roemer (October 30, 1915 – May 4, 2009), was an American film actress. She was born in Youngstown, Ohio and died in Gstaad, Switzerland.
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.
She made 20 films between 1941 and 1948, then married Jaime del Amo, who would help develop Del Amo Shopping Center on family land in Torrance.
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 a few popular but inexpensive horror films, including Cat People (1942) and The Curse of the Cat People (1944).
One of her last movies was the comic thriller Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein (1948). A year later she married and retired to Spain and began the life of a socialite. In later years she returned to Los Angeles, but also maintained a home in Switzerland.
Death of Jane Randolph
Jane Randolph died May 4 in Gstaad, Switzerland, after surgery on a broken hip.
Jane Randolph was 93 at the time of her death
Cat People – Original Trailer 1942