Sue Randall

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Sue Randall
Edd Byrnes Kookie Sue Randall 77 Sunset Strip 1964.JPG
Randall with Edd Byrnes in 77 Sunset Strip, 1964.
BornMarion Burnside Randall
(1935-10-08)October 8, 1935
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
DiedOctober 26, 1984(1984-10-26) (aged 49)
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Years active1955-1967
Spouse(s)Peter Blake Powell (1957-?) (divorced) 2 children
James J. McSparron (?-1984) (her death)
ChildrenBlake
Kenneth
 
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Sue Randall
Edd Byrnes Kookie Sue Randall 77 Sunset Strip 1964.JPG
Randall with Edd Byrnes in 77 Sunset Strip, 1964.
BornMarion Burnside Randall
(1935-10-08)October 8, 1935
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
DiedOctober 26, 1984(1984-10-26) (aged 49)
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Years active1955-1967
Spouse(s)Peter Blake Powell (1957-?) (divorced) 2 children
James J. McSparron (?-1984) (her death)
ChildrenBlake
Kenneth

Marion Burnside Randall, who acted under the name Sue Randall, (October 8, 1935 — October 26, 1984) was an American actress best known for her role as the kindly Miss Landers, Theodore "Beaver" Cleaver's grade-school teacher in CBS and ABC's sitcom Leave It to Beaver.

Philadelphia-born Randall's debut on the small screen was in the 1955 episode "Golden Victory" of the series Star Tonight. She later appeared as one of the employees in the Reference Department in the 1957 film Desk Set, which starred Spencer Tracy and Katharine Hepburn. She also appeared in The Rebel TV series as Elaine, the daughter of a man sentenced to hang but Nick Adams, the star, saves him. It was just the second episode, called Judgment Day, which aired October 11, 1959.

Her Beaver years spanned 1958-1963, when she was in her twenties. She appeared in twenty-nine episodes[1] after replacing Diane Brewster, who played "Miss Canfield" both during the first season and in the 1980s TV movies based on the show.

Randall's primary roles were on television in guest-starring roles. She appeared in such series as CBS's The Twilight Zone, Have Gun - Will Travel, Gunsmoke, The Aquanauts, Pete and Gladys, and Hennesey, NBC's Bonanza and The Man and the Challenge, and ABC's The Real McCoys, The Rebel, The Dakotas, The Fugitive, and The Rifleman. In 1961, she guest starred as Ellen, with Adolphe Menjou as Fitch and Orson Bean as her husband John Monroe, in the episode "The Secret Life of James Thurber", based on the works of the American humorist James Thurber, in the CBS anthology series The DuPont Show with June Allyson. She also made two guest appearances on Perry Mason, both times as the defendant: Betty Wilkins in the 1960 episode, "The Case of the Ill-Fated Faker," and Arnell Stiller, alias Amy Scott, in the 1964 episode, "The Case of the Garrulous Go-Between."

Randall died of lung cancer on October 26, 1984, at the age of forty-nine. She was survived by two sons, Blake and Kenneth.[2]

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  1. ^ "Leave It to Beaver" (1957) - Full cast and crew
  2. ^ Sue Randall - Biography

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