Lillian Randolph (TV Actress) – Bio, Birthday, Family, Age & Born
Lillian Randolph

Lillian Randolph was an American actress and singer, a veteran of radio, film, and television. She worked in entertainment from the 1930s until shortly before her death. She appeared in hundreds of radio shows, motion pictures, short subjects, and television shows. Randolph is most recognized for appearing in It’s a Wonderful Life, Magic, and her final onscreen project, The Onion Field. She prominently contributed her voice to the character Mammy Two Shoes in nineteen Tom and Jerry cartoons released between 1940 and 1952.

Born: Castello Randolph, December 14, 1898, Knoxville, Tennessee, U.S.
Died: September 12, 1980, Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Occupation: Actress, singer
Years active: 1931–1980
Spouse(s): Frank Baskett (1919–c. 1930), Jack Chase? McKee
Children: 2, including Barbara
Relatives: Amanda Randolph (sister)
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About Lillian Randolph

Remembered for her portrayal of Birdie Lee Coggins in the radio, television, and movie versions of The Great Gildersleeve, she is also recognized for her guest spots on The Amos ‘n Andy Show, Sanford and Son, and Nashville 99.

Before Fame

Early in her entertainment career, she performed as a singer on several Detroit, Cleveland, and Los Angeles radio stations. After appearing in a handful of short films, she made her feature film debut in the 1938 crime movie Life Goes On.


Two years before her death, she shared the screen with Ann Margret in a horror movie titled Magic.

Family Life

The child of a teacher and a minister and the younger sibling of fellow actress Amanda Randolph, Lillian Randolph (born Castello Randolph) spent her early years in Tennessee, Ohio, and Michigan. She was married several times and had an actress daughter named Barbara.


She played Bill Cosby‘s character’s mother in a 1969 episode of The Bill Cosby Show.

Information related to Lillian Randolph

  • Actresses from Tennessee
  • Singers from Tennessee
  • American radio actresses
  • American gospel singers
  • Burials at Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Hollywood Hills)

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