Saturday, December 31, 2011

JANE RUSSELL (1921-2011)


Born: June 21st, 1921 (Minnesota)

Died: February 28th, 2011 (Respiratory heart Failure)

Marriages: Bob Waterfield (1943-1968), Roger Barrett (08/68-His death in 11/68) & John Calvin Peoples (1974-His death in 1999)

Children: Due to a botched abortion early in life she become infertile and adopted three children with Waterfield; Tracy, Thomas & Robert John.

Success: Starred in over 20 films, of which her popular era was in the 40's to 50's.

Interesting Fact: She organized an adoption fund (WAIF) that has found homes for 51,000 children

Awards: Winner of 6 awards and footprints at Grauman's Chinese Theater along side Marilyn Monroe

Hidden Gems: "Outlaw" (1943) "The Paleface" (1948) "Gentlemen Prefer Blonde's" (1953)

*Jane did a few movies with Hope like this one called "The Palface" in 1948

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