Legendary character actress, Rosalind Russell, was born on Jun 4, 1907 in Waterbury, CT. Russell appeared in over 55 film and TV roles. Her best known films include The Women (1939), His Girl Friday (1940), My Sister Eileen (1942), Auntie Mame (1958), Gypsy (1962), The Trouble with Angels (1966) and Where Angels Go Trouble Follows (1968). Russell died at the age of 69 on Nov 28, 1976 in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles and was laid to rest in Holy Cross Cemetery in Culver City, CA.
Regal Rosalind Russell seemed most at home in tweeds or silk evening gowns, and was often cast as a brisk businesswoman. After her success as reporter Hildy Johnson in His Girl Friday, she was able to exercise her own choice of dominant leading roles but did not pull out any real plums for herself until Auntie Mame and Gypsy. She was given a special Academy Award in 1972 for her charity work.(Source: available at Amazon Quinlan's Film Stars).
HONORS and AWARDS:.
Although Russell was nominated for four Oscars, she never won a competitive Academy Award. However she won one Honorary Oscar Award in 1972 Rosalind Russell .
|1942||Best Actress||My Sister Eileen (1942)||Ruth Sherwood||Nominated|
|1946||Best Actress||Sister Kenny (1946)||Elizabeth Kenny||Nominated|
|1947||Best Actress||Mourning Becomes Electra (1947)||Lavinia Mannon||Nominated|
|1958||Best Actress||Auntie Mame (1958)||Auntie Mame Dennis||Nominated|
Academy Awards (Honorary Oscars)
|1972||JEAN HERSHOLT HUMANITARIAN AWARD||Rosalind Russell|
She was honored with one star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the category of Motion Pictures. Rosalind Russell's handprints and footprints were 'set in stone' at Grauman's Chinese Theater during imprint ceremony #115 on Feb 19, 1959.
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Eileen Sherwood: Oh, but it's good for you. It's roughage.
Ruth Sherwood: I like to vary it with a little smoothage, like a steak!
Hildy Johnson: I wouldn't cover the burning of Rome for you if they were just lighting it up!
Mary Clancy: Who knows, Reverend Mother, Maybe someday Rachel will come back and join the order.
Mother Superior: If she does, I quit!
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