Film noir star Jane Randolph dies at 94

Actress starred in 1940s 'Cat People' movies

Jane Randolph, who starred in the two "Cat People" film noir classics of the 1940s, died May 4 in Gstaad, Switzerland of complications from a broken hip. She was 94.

Randolph appeared opposite Simone Simon in 1942's "Cat People" and again in "The Curse of the Cat People" two years later. She also had lead rolls in the film noirs "Highways by Night" (1942), "Jealousy" (1945) and "Railroaded!" (1947) and appeared in two films in the series featuring the detective known as the Falcon.

After "Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein" (1948), Randolph largely retired from acting. In 1949, she married movie producer and Southern California businessman Jaime del Amo -- the Del Amo Fashion Center in Torrance, Calif., was built on his family's land -- and moved to Spain.

A native of Youngstown, Ohio, Randolph had a chalet in Switzerland in addition to a home in Los Angeles.
comments powered by Disqus