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Jane Russell
Jane Russell died at her home February 28, 2011 in Santa Maria, California. She was 89 years old. She starred in one of the first movies showing underwater scenes, called "Underwater" in 1955, a Howard Hughs production.




Jane Russell in 2008 source
Jane Russell (June 21, 1921 February 28, 2011) was an American film actress and was one of Hollywood's leading sex symbols in the 1940s and 1950s.

Russell moved from the Midwest to California, where she had her first film role in 1943 with The Outlaw. In 1947, Russell delved into music before returning to films. After starring in multiple films in the 1950s, Russell again returned to music while completing several other films in the 1960s. She starred in over 20 films throughout her career.

Russell married three times and adopted three children and, in 1955, founded the World Adoption International Fund. For her achievements in film, she received several accolades including having her hand and foot prints immortalized in the forecourt of Grauman's Chinese Theatre and a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. source

Filmography

Year Movie Role
1943 The Outlaw Rio McDonald
1946 Young Widow Joan Kenwood
1948 The Paleface Calamity Jane
1951 His Kind of Woman Lenore Brent
1951 Double Dynamite Mildred "Mibs" Goodhue
1952 The Las Vegas Story Linda Rollins
1952 Macao Julie Benson
1952 Son of Paleface Mike "The Torch" Delroy
1952 Montana Belle Belle Starr
1952 Road to Bali Herself (cameo)
1953 Gentlemen Prefer Blondes Dorothy Shaw
1954 The French Line Mary "Mame" Carson
1955 Underwater! Theresa Gray
1955 Foxfire Amanda
1955 The Tall Men Nella Turner
1955 Gentlemen Marry Brunettes Bonnie Jones/Mimi Jones
1956 Hot Blood Annie Caldash
1956 The Revolt of Mamie Stover Mamie Stover
1957 The Fuzzy Pink Nightgown Laurel Stevens
1964 Fate Is the Hunter Herself (cameo)
1966 Johnny Reno Nona Williams
1966 Waco Jill Stone
1967 The Born Losers Mrs. Shorn
1970 Darker Than Amber Alabama Tigress
1995 America: A Call to Greatness Herself-Host
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