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Legendary actress, Jane Russell, was born Ernestine Jane Geraldine Russell on Jun 21, 1921 in Bemidji, MN. Russell died at the age of 89 on Feb 28, 2011 in Santa Maria, CA .



She was honored with one star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the category of Motion Pictures. Jane Russell's handprints and footprints were 'set in stone' at Grauman's Chinese Theater during imprint ceremony #104 on Jun 26, 1953. Russell was never nominated for an Academy Award.

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Marilyn Monroe & setting Handprints in ‘stone’

By Annmarie Gatti on Jun 22, 2013 From Classic Movie Hub Blog

Just for Fun: Then and Now… Marilyn Monroe and setting their handprints in ‘stone’ at Grauman’s Chinese Theater on June 26, 1953 during Imprint Ceremony #104 ….. And the imprints now (photo taken at the TCM Film Festival April 2013) ….. –Annmari... Read full article

Classic Movie Legend Tribute:

By minooallen on Jun 21, 2012 From Classic Movie Hub Blog

Happy Birthday to Classic Movie Legend, , born today, June 21 in 1921! What does a classic film fanatic think of when the name pops up? I think a?certain?Howard Hughes quote might answer that question fairly succinctly, “There are two good reasons why men to go to see ... Read full article

Pawsome Pet Pictures:

By monty on Feb 8, 2012 From Noir and Chick Flicks

So cute..Jane and her little friend!... Read full article

: On the Dark Side

By shadowsandsatin on Nov 24, 2011 From Shadows and Satin

When I think of film noir fatales, is not necessarily the first name that springs to mind. Known mainly for her singing and comedic talents, as well as her voluptuous figure and coal black mane, Russell nonetheless made her mark in the realm of film noir, appearing in three features in ... Read full article

Happy Birthday: !

By Dawn on Jun 21, 2011 From Noir and Chick Flicks

Fun Fact: (June 21, 1921 – February 28, 2011). Was one of Hollywood's leading sex symbols in the 1940s and 1950s.Went to high school with James Dougherty, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953) co-star Marilyn Monroe's first husband. Please click here to learn more about .... Read full article

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Jane Russell Quotes:

Julie Benson: Well you annoyed me a little when you belted me with that blonde!

Mark Cardigan: [to Milner and Lenore] Well, what did you think of the picture?
Lenore Brent: [Sarcasm] Oh, it was fine. It was just a little long - about an hour and a half.

Mary: I guess it would be only fair if you were to kiss Bill.
Linda Rollins: If I kissed Bill there wouldn't be anything fair about it.

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Bob Hope once introduced her as "the two and only Jane Russell".

Measurements: 38D-25-36 (definitive for majority of her career), 36D-26-36 (during The Outlaw (1943)), 38D-25-39 (on set of The Paleface (1948) in 1948), 38 1/2D-25 1/2-38 1/2 (for "Photoplay" pin-up in 1953), 39D-26 1/2-37 1/2 (at her bustiest in mid-1950s), 37-27-37 (self-described in 1990), (Source: Celebrity Sleuth magazine).

She and husband Bob Waterfield adopted a 15-month-old British boy, Tommy Kavanaugh, in December 1952.

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