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Wed, 09.02.1896

Amanda Randolph, Actress born

Amanda Randolph

Amanda Randolph was born on this date in 1896. She was a Black actress.

Born in Louisville, KY, she and her younger sister Lillian were successful stage and film performers.  She began performing as a young teenager in Cleveland’s musical comedies and nightclubs. In the 1930s, she toured Europe and performed in several hit musical revues such as Chilli Peppers, Dusty Lane, and Radio Waves.

Her film and TV credits include "The Black Network" (1936) as Mezzanine Johnson; "Jail Maron"; "Swing!" (1939), as Liza Freeman; "Comes Midnight" (1940); "Lying Lips" (1939); "Amos 'n' Andy" (1951 TV Series) as Sapphire's Mama; "No Way Out" (1950); "She's Working Her Way Through College" (1952) as Maybelle; "Bomba and the Jungle Girl" (1952) as Linasi; "A Man Called Peter" (1955) as Willie; "Make Room for Daddy" TV Series, (1953-1964) as Louise; "The Children's Hour," (1953); and "The Danny Thomas Show" (1957).

Amanda Randolph died of a Stroke on August 24, 1967, in Duarte, California.

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