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Jane Russell dies at 89



Feb 28 2011 07:44 PM ET

Jane Russell, one of Hollywood’s most memorable sex symbols from the 1940s and 1950s who starred in films such as the The Outlaw and Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, died today at her home in Santa Maria, Calif., of a respiratory illness, the Associated Press has confirmed. She was 89 years old.

The Minnesota-born actress was originally discovered by eccentric billionaire Howard Hughes when he cast her in Outlaw, which rocketed her to overnight fame and caused controversy because of the cleavage she showed in the film. Over the years, Russell starred alongside a bevy of Hollywood stars, notably Frank Sinatra and Groucho Marx (1951′s Double Dynamite), Bob Hope (1948′s The Paleface), Clark Gable (1955′s The Tall Men), and Marilyn Monroe (1953′s Gentlemen Prefer Blondes).

While Russell’s career began to slow in the 1960s and her last film role came in 1970’s Darker Than Amber, she made a return to prominence in the 1970s, doing commercials for Playtex’s line of full-figured bras.
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RIP Ms Russell
So few true Hollywood legends left.

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RIP Ms Russell
So few true Hollywood legends left.
So true

RIP to a true legend. I was happy to see that in recent years she was able to attend quite a few film conventions .

Here's a video of Jane being honored this past November at the Fort lauderdale International Film Festival

http://yeticket.com/wp/2010/11/jane-...film-festival/<< Jane arrives at about 2:10 into the vid .

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She was a quality gal, not sure I'd call her a legend necessarily though.

I did a Revlon "Legends" ad for redheads recently with Julianne Moore, Susan Sarandon, and Nicole Kidman. I took the director aside after the shoot and suggested they rename the launch "Legend" I mean, let's face it, these broads don't have anything on me. The other gals seemed offended, but I call it as I see it.

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^ True.

And, who are you, Susan Hayward's ghost?

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The ''legends'' monologue actually reminds me more of Ms Bacall.

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Actually, Bacall went on a similar tirade against Nicole Kidman when they did a flick together about 5 years ago. I never thought much of Bacall, to be honest. I also wonder if she's a man.

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Actually, Bacall went on a similar tirade against Nicole Kidman when they did a flick together about 5 years ago. I never thought much of Bacall, to be honest. I also wonder if she's a man.
Well, one had to man up to be able to handle Bogie.

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