Anders Randolf

Anders Randolf (December 18, 1870 – July 2, 1930) was a Danish American actor in American films from 1913 to 1931.

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

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

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