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Jane Russell Overview:

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 .

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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:

Lenore Brent: [to a musician who has recognized her from her "previous" life] Liz Brady went to Europe with a USO troupe. She never came back.


Mike 'The Torch' Delroy: Put that gun away!
Peter 'Junior' Potter Jr.: Let that be the thought of the day.
Kirk: I ought to blow out his yellow liver.
Peter 'Junior' Potter Jr.: Put it away!
Mike 'The Torch' Delroy: You better give me back my yellow liver. It matches my spine.


Colonel Ben Allison: [Eating rabbit cooked by Nella] You sure give a honey and molassas flavor to this rabbit
Nella Turner: That's not honey and molassas-that's just girl


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Although rumors circulated that she was buried at Santa Barbara Cemetery, she was in fact cremated at Santa Barbara Cemetery and her ashes were scattered at sea.

In 1942, Jane had an affair with actor John Payne. The affair is detailed in her 1986 autobiography, "My Path and My Detours". The affair ended when Jane realized that she was still in love with her high school sweetheart, football player Bob Waterfield, whom she married in April 1943 (they divorced in 1967).

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