Photograph of Ann Randall seated outdoors, three-quarter view

Born in Hartford on July 19, 1908, she was a graduate of the Connecticut College of Creative Arts. Known as an actress, director, producer, and teacher, she established the Randall School of Creative Arts in 1945 by bringing together talented theater people in her studio. She was appointed head of the drama department at the Hartford Conservatory in 1959, where she conducted drama workshops as well as giving private instruction to professional actors in Hartford and New York. She initiated the Hartford Jewish Community Center’s annual series, “Three Evenings in the Theater,” which brought in first-run Broadway offerings.

She died December 6, 1961. In her memory, the Ann Randall Arts Committee was established at the Jewish Community Center to support living artists and works of artistic merit in theater, dance, music, painting, sculpture, poetry, and drama.