Anders Randolf

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Anders Randolf
Randolf in 1921
Born(1870-12-18)December 18, 1870
DiedJuly 2, 1930(1930-07-02) (aged 59)
Nationality Danish American
Other namesAnders Randolph
Years active1913–1930
SpouseDorthea Jorgensen (m. ?–1930)

Anders Randolf (December 18, 1870[ citation needed ] – July 2, 1930) was a Danish American actor in American films from 1913 to 1930.



Anders was born in Viborg, Denmark,[ citation needed ] where he became a professional soldier in the Danish army and a world-class swordsman. [1] He emigrated to the United States in 1893 [2] or 1895, [1] quickly giving in to a lifelong passion for the theater. After briefly heading his own production company, Frontier Features, Inc., Randolf settled into a career as one of Hollywood's best screen villains.

Often billed as Anders Randolph, he appeared in character roles opposite such stars as John Barrymore ( Sherlock Holmes 1922), Mary Pickford ( Dorothy Vernon of Haddon Hall 1924), Douglas Fairbanks ( The Black Pirate 1926), and Greta Garbo ( The Kiss 1929). He also appeared in several comedy short films for Hal Roach alongside Charley Chase and Laurel and Hardy.

Randolf died on July 2, 1930, [2] following a relapse after a kidney operation. He was later interred at Frederiksberg Cemetery in Copenhagen, Denmark.[ citation needed ]

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  1. 1 2 "Anders Randolf". AllMovie. Archived from the original on December 25, 2021. Retrieved April 27, 2022.
  2. 1 2 "Anders Randolf" . The New York Times. July 3, 1930. p. 14. Retrieved April 27, 2022.