Jane Randolph, 93, a willowy beauty who was memorably terrorized by shadow and sound in one of the great suspense films of all time, the original
, died May 4 at a hospital near Gstaad, Switzerland, after breaking her hip.
Ms. Randolph appeared in more than 20 films and starred in low-budget fare such as Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein (1948), in which she was an insurance investigator. In one sequence, she danced with former Dracula star Bela Lugosi at a masquerade ball.
Cat People (1942) is revered by film enthusiasts for its high artistry under a strained budget.
Ms. Randolph was born Jane Roemer in Youngstown, Ohio. She arrived in Hollywood in 1939 and posed for cheesecake pictures in magazines.
- Washington Post