Tuesday, March 1, 2011
In Memory: Jane Russell. (June 21, 1921 – February 28, 2011).
Jane Russell (June 21, 1921 – February 28, 2011), after she moved to California, she signed a seven-year contract with Howard Hughes and made her first film, The Outlaw (1943), a story about Billy the Kid that showcased her curvy figure. She was not in another movie until she played Joan Kenwood in the film the, Young Widow(1946).
She performed in many movie roles such as, Calamity Jane, opposite Bob Hope in, The Paleface (1948), Son of Paleface (1952), Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953) opposite Marilyn Monroe.
She performed in two movies with Robert Mitchum, His Kind of Woman (1951) and Macao (1952).
Please click to view "Great On Screen Couples" Robert Mitchum and Jane Russell.
She also performed in the films, Double Dynamite (1951), The Las Vegas Story (1952), Foxfire (1955) and she performed with Clark Gable and Robert Ryan in, The Tall Men (1955).
In the Howard Hughes film, The French Line (1954), the movie showcased Russell in a very sexy one-piece bathing suit, performing a then-provocative musical number, "Lookin' for Trouble."
In 1955, Russell and her first husband, former Los Angeles Rams quarterback Bob Waterfield, formed Russ-Field Productions. They produced Gentlemen Marry Brunettes (1955), The King and Four Queens (1956) starring Clark Gable and Eleanor Parker, Run for the Sun (1956) and The Fuzzy Pink Nightgown (1957). We have lost another wonderful actress.