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 .


A rarity: not only a brunette sex symbol but one who became more fondly regarded by the public as time wore on. She looked as though she liked the cinema to be fun, and her sense of humor and acceptance of her own limited ability lifted more than one of her films. She was most enjoyable in her roles opposite Robert Mitchum and Bob Hope - two leading men to whom she obviously responded.

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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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On Blu-ray: , Richard Egan, and Gilbert Roland in Underwater! (1954)

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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

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Jane Russell Quotes:

Halloran: How 'bout two weeks salary in advance?
Julie Benson: This is one time I won't say no.

Dorothy Shaw: Remember, honey, on your wedding day it's All right to say "yes."

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.

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Attended the inauguration of President Dwight D. Eisenhower in 1953.

In the early 1950s, made a television commercial for Lustre Creme's shampoo campaign.

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