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*JR*
Mar 1st, 2011, 12:09 AM
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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.

McPie
Mar 1st, 2011, 12:10 AM
:awww:

Frode
Mar 1st, 2011, 01:04 AM
R.I.P.:sad:

Brena
Mar 1st, 2011, 01:10 AM
RIP Ms Russell
So few true Hollywood legends left. :crying2:

Brooklyn90
Mar 1st, 2011, 01:40 AM
:sad:
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CrossCourt~Rally
Mar 1st, 2011, 01:44 AM
RIP Ms Russell
So few true Hollywood legends left. :crying2:

So true :awww:

RIP to a true legend.:kiss: 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-russell-and-fort-lauderdale-international-film-festival/<< Jane arrives at about 2:10 into the vid :).

Helen Lawson
Mar 1st, 2011, 02:15 AM
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.

fantic
Mar 1st, 2011, 02:59 AM
^ True.

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

Love your sig too :haha:

delicatecutter
Mar 1st, 2011, 03:05 AM
Never heard of her.

QueenBee
Mar 1st, 2011, 10:10 AM
RIP :sad:

Brena
Mar 1st, 2011, 10:26 AM
^ True.

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

Love your sig too :haha:

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

Helen Lawson
Mar 1st, 2011, 10:49 AM
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.

Pops Maellard
Mar 1st, 2011, 10:59 AM
R.i.p

Brena
Mar 1st, 2011, 11:04 AM
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.

Williamsser
Mar 1st, 2011, 03:20 PM
R I P

Super Dave
Mar 1st, 2011, 03:34 PM
Never heard of her.

I remember her most from her '70s "Cross Your Heart" bra commercials.

http://www.blogcdn.com/www.walletpop.com/blog/media/import/48a067dd-00358-0509e-400cb8e1_1474.jpg

G-Ha
Mar 1st, 2011, 04:45 PM
Jane Russell was super sexy and an obvious choice as the spokeswoman for full-figured bras with her huge assets! :eek:

http://img2.timeinc.net/people/i/2011/news/110314/jane-russell-300.jpg http://www.nndb.com/people/869/000022803/jr6-sized.jpg

wta_zuperfann
Mar 2nd, 2011, 12:38 AM
Jane Russell ~ Hollywood legend!