Jane Russell

Actor, Film actor

1921 – 2011

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Who was Jane Russell?

Ernestine Jane Geraldine Russell, generally known as Jane Russell, 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 more than 20 films throughout her career.

Russell married three times, adopted three children, and in 1955 founded the World Adoption International Fund. She received several accolades for her achievements in films, including having her hand- and footprints immortalized in the forecourt of Grauman's Chinese Theatre, and having a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

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Born
Jun 21, 1921
Bemidji
Also known as
  • Ernestine Jane Geraldine Russell
Parents
Siblings
Spouses
Children
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • Van Nuys High School
Lived in
  • Sedona
  • Midwest
  • California
  • Montecito
  • Santa Maria Valley AVA
Died
Feb 28, 2011
Santa Maria

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