Ron Randell

Australian Actor
Born Oct 8, 1918

Ronald Egan "Ron" Randell was an Australian-born American film and stage actor.

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1918 Birth Born on October 8, 1918.
1928 9 Years Old Randell's break came when he was spotted by producer Nick Perry at the Minerva Theatre performing in While the Sun Shines. This led to Randell being cast as the lead in Smithy, a biographical movie about the pioneering Australian aviator Sir Charles Kingsford Smith, who made the first flight across the Pacific (from the United States to Australia) in 1928. (The film was released as Pacific Adventure in the United States and as Southern Cross in the UK). … Read More


1946 27 Years Old Smithy has been made with funds from Columbia Pictures who offered Randell a long-term contract and he moved to Hollywood in October 1946. … Read More


1949 30 Years Old Randell was married several times. He divorced his first wife in 1949.
1951 32 Years Old He was engaged to actress Amanda Blake and they planned to marry in 1951 but there seems no evidence they went through with their plans.
1952 33 Years Old He was engaged to Marie Keith in September 1952, and when they divorced in June 1953, Amanda Blake was then described as his "former fiancee".
1958 39 Years Old He married Laya Raki in 1958 and they remained together until his death following a stroke, aged 86, in Los Angeles, California.


1964 45 Years Old He guest starred twice on Bewitched in 1964 and 1967 and played a lead role in the two- part The Contenders episodes for the Mission: Impossible series in 1968. … Read More


2005 87 Years Old Died on June 11, 2005.
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