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Finding aid for the Donald Randolph papers
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Donald Randolph was a stage, film, television, and radio actor. The collection includes two scrapbooks of programs and clippings documenting a number of projects in which Randolph was involved, photographs, and a small amount of ephemera, correspondence, and writings by Randolph.
Donald Randolph was born in 1906 in Cape Town, South Africa. At the end of his second year of college, he began working for a mattress firm in Chicago, and in his spare time he joined a small theatrical group called the Dill Pickle Club. After moving to Los Angeles, Randolph began acting in 1926, landing a part in the west coast production of “Desire Under the Elms.” His next connection was with the San Bernardino Broadway Players, appearing in a large number of plays throughout California. In 1928 he became the leading man for the Fulton Stock Company in Oakland, California, where he appeared in thirty plays in one season.
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