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Lillian Randolph
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Actress
    (December 14, 1898-September 12, 1980)
    Born in Knoxville, Tennessee
    Born Castello Randolph
    Original – uncredited – voice of Mammy Two-Shoes in classic Tom and Jerry shorts
    Radio credits include ‘Beulah,’ ‘Amos ’n Andy’ and ‘The Great Gildersleeve’
    TV credits include ‘Roots’ (parts 4 and 5)
    Film credits include ‘Little Men,’ ‘It’s a Wonderful Life,’ ‘The Bachelor and the Bobby-Soxer,’ ‘Hush, Hush, Sweet Charlotte’ and ‘The Onion Field’
    1980 Black Filmmakers Hall of Fame inductee
    Died in Los Angeles at age 81
    One of her signature characters was the faceless head of the household who dealt with the mayhem created by Tom and Jerry.
    During the Depression, she fell prey to housing discrimination in the West Adams district.
    She later purchased a covenant in the same district, before the U.S. Supreme Court declared the practice unconstitutional.
    Her Angel award, won in 1951, was presented by Ronald Reagan.
    Citing mental cruelty, she had to waive alimony and attorney fees to achieve a divorce from her second husband (‘I’m just happy it’s all over. All I wanted was my freedom’).
    Her grave listed her year of birth as 1914.
    Her Mammy character was famous for her enallage of using ‘is’ with almost every use of a pronoun (‘is you through laughin’?’ and ‘if you is a mouse catcher, then I is Lana Turner, which I ain’t’).
    She scored the Gildersleeve gig – as maid Birdie Lee Coggins – when she made a mad dash down the NBC studio halls, tripped through the door, fell flat on her face, and laughed about it.
    She welcomed Lena Horne, then shooting a tightly-budgeted movie that left her no hotel accommodations, into her house.
    During the Second World War, she used her house to provide entertainment and chow to Los Angeles-area servicepeople.
    She was an acting instructor; one of her key pupils was Marla Gibbs.
    Her career lasted well into the 1970s.

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