Jack Chase and Lillian Randolph (Chase), Los Angeles, 1940s
- Jack Chase and Lillian Randolph (Chase), Los Angeles, 1940s
- Merriman, Ted
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- Walter L. Gordon, Jr./William C. Beverly, Jr. Collection
Jack Chase was a West Coast fighter.
Lillian Randolph (later Lillian Randolph Chase) was an African American radio, television and film actress, as well as a singer. She was born in Knoxville, Tennessee, the younger sister of Amanda Randolph (who went on to become an actress). Lillian's best known role was the maid Birdie Lee Coggins on the Great Gildersleeve, which began as a radio program and moved to television. In the 1940s, she and her husband, boxer Jack Chase, purchased a home in the "Sugar Hill" district (West Adams), but could not move in because of restrictive racial covenants. The US Supreme Court declared such covenants unconstitutional in 1948.
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Boxer Jack Chase and his wife, actress Lillian Randolph, and the couple on the right of the photograph. The man and woman to the left are unidentified.
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