Sarah Cunningham

Sarah Cunningham (September 8, 1918 – March 24, 1986) was an American film, stage and television actress. Sarah Cunningham was born Sarah Lucie Cunningham in Greenville, South Carolina, United States. She was married to film and Tony award winning broadway actor John Randolph from January 3, 1942 until her death on March 24, 1986. The couple had two children. On March 24, 1986 while attending the Oscar telecast ceremony in Los Angeles, Miss Cunningham suffered a heart attack and died. Cunningham had suffered from emphysema for many years and had asthma as well since childhood. She had been in the hospital for her yearly emphysema treatment but had interrupted the treatment to attend the Academy Awards for the first time. Her untimely and unexpected death from heart attack caused her husband John Randolph to undergo an immediate full physical which discovered serious arterial blockage in his own heart. Mr. Randolph underwent immediate surgery which unquestionably saved his life. He went on to win a TONY award for best supporting actor for his role as the Grandfather in Neil Simon's Broadway Bound.


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