Randolph 'Ranny' Williams
Maas Ran', as he was popularly known, was born October 26, 1912 in Panama. He was brought to Jamaica at an early age and after schooling, began a career in entertainment, which lasted well over three decades. In this 1968 Gleaner photograph, Ranny Williams, popular comedian, dances to reggae music.
At A Glance: Ranny Williams
He was a master of the most difficult theatre art, comedy. A dramatist and folklorist, Maas Ran evolved as one of Jamaica's foremost cultural exponents. Renowned in other areas as a broadcaster and playwright, Maas Ran remains a model of excellence in communicating the passion for his work and his indomitable spirit. On October 21, 2012 the Little Theatre Movement (LTM), producers of the annual LTM National Pantomime,marked the centenary of his birth. Here is a look at the man and his work.