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Wed, 12.14.1898

Lillian Randolph, a Film and Television jewel

Lilian Randolph

Lillian Randolph was born on this date in 1898. She was a Black actress.

Born in Louisville, KY, she and her older sister Amanda were very successful stage and film performers. Her guest star roles include: "Here Comes the Bride" and "There Goes the Bride" (1972); "Sanford and Son" as Aunt Hazel; "Tenafly"as Aunt Gertrude (1973); "The Six Million Dollar Man" as Landlady; Clark Templeton O'Flaherty (1975); "The Jeffersons" as Emma — Mother Jefferson's Birthday (1976).

Other starring roles include The Bill Cosby Show (1969)as Rose Kincaid (1969-1970). Randolph’s film credits include: "It’s a Wonderful Life"; "Once Is Not Enough"; "How To Seduce a Woman"; "Rafferty and the Gold Dust Twins"; "The McCullochs"; "Hush Hush, Sweet Charlotte," "The Onion Field"; and "Magic" (1978). She died of cancer on September 12, 1980, in Los Angeles

Africana: The Encyclopedia of the African and
African American Experience
Editors: Kwame Anthony Appiah and Henry Louis Gates Jr.
Copyright 1999
ISBN 0-465-0071-1

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