Job Actress, singer, screenwriter
Years active 1929-1972
Known for Wealthy, dignified ladylike women; professional women such as judges, reporters, and psychiatrists
Top Roles Susan Manning Middlecott, Mrs. Howard Fowler, Sybil, Christine, Josephine 'Jo' Mercer
Top GenresDrama, Comedy, Romance, Film Adaptation, Musical, Adventure
Top TopicsBased on Play, Romance (Comic), Book-Based
Top Collaborators (Director), (Director), (Producer), (Producer)
Shares birthday with Richard Shepherd, Clara Blandick, Russell Hicks  see more..

Rosalind Russell Overview:

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.

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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:

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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 .

Academy Awards

YearAwardFilm nameRoleResult
1942Best ActressMy Sister Eileen (1942)Ruth SherwoodNominated
1946Best ActressSister Kenny (1946)Elizabeth KennyNominated
1947Best ActressMourning Becomes Electra (1947)Lavinia MannonNominated
1958Best ActressAuntie Mame (1958)Auntie Mame DennisNominated

Academy Awards (Honorary Oscars)

YearAwardDescription
1972JEAN HERSHOLT HUMANITARIAN AWARDRosalind Russell

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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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Auntie Mame (1958) is an outrageously charming film. It insists on your love. Against all odds it even charmed my Taylor Swift-loving skeptical tween. As she sat there howling at attempting and failing to master the complexities of a telephone switchboard I felt the awe of a true cl... Read full article


What a Woman! (1943) with and Brian Aherne

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“Jejum de Amor / His girl Friday”: em seu melhor momento

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“Jejum de Amor / His girl Friday”: em seu melhor momento Melhor que uma boa comediante, s? uma boa atriz dram?tica que tamb?m atua em excelentes com?dias. Exemplos n?o faltam: Barbara Stanwyck, Katharine Hepburn, Sophia Loren ou mesmo Myrna Loy e Carole Lombard, q... Read full article


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Rosalind Russell Quotes:

Hildy Johnson: [speaking to Walter on the phone] Now, get this, you double-crossing chimpanzee: There ain't going to be any interview and there ain't going to be any story. And that certified check of yours is leaving with me in twenty minutes. I wouldn't cover the burning of Rome for you if they were just lighting it up. If I ever lay my two eyes on you again, I'm gonna walk right up to you and hammer on that monkeyed skull of yours 'til it rings like a Chinese gong!


Tom Verney: You're a beautiful brain and beautiful clothes. No temperature, no pulse. That's all.
A.M. MacGregor: Where did you learn about women, Verney?
Tom Verney: It isn't a matter of learning. It's instinct.
A.M. MacGregor: I'm a brain with no pulse, eh? I'm a woman, Verney, more woman than you'll ever know.


Mother Superior: I think we should get started. Round up the girls, Sister.
Sister Rose-Marie: Where are they, Mother?
Mother Superior: Wherever Sister George is.
Sister Celestine: Considering the amount of time the girls spend with us, I'm really not sure why we came along, Mother.
Mother Superior: We were blackmailed.


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Helped Van Johnson overcome his fear of live audiences after goading him into performing in nightclubs. He made his Las Vegas debut in the 1950s.

Shares the screen with actress and former vaudevillian June Havoc in My Sister Eileen (1942) and then portrays her mother (of baby June) in the musical Gypsy (1962).

Profiled in book "Funny Ladies" by Stephen Silverman. [1999]

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