Golden Age Hollywood Actress Jane Russell Passes Away at Age 89

March 1, 2011
Source: Chicago Sun-Times

Jane Russell

Yesterday brought the unexpected passing of director and producer Gary Winick, and today more sad news starts off our morning. The Chicago Sun-Times reports Golden Age actress Jane Russell has passed away at age 89. Her family revealed the historical actress died due to resporatory failure sometime on Monday. The sexy and busty beauty got her start as an actress when Howard Hughes gave her the chance of a lifetime with a role in The Outlaw. But before the movie was even released, Russell found herself gaining fame and affection as pictures of her in sexy costumes and swimsuits made her a favorite pin-up girl.

Though Hughes' film had trouble getting passed censors, the film still helped make her a star. Hughes paid special attention to the actress and lined her up in several films at RKO (which Hughes acquired and attempted to revamp himself) which included His Kind of Woman, Double Dynamite, The Las Vegas Story and Macao. But her biggest films came in the form of a comedy and musical. Russell starred alongside Bob Hope in the classic western comedy The Paleface and she also shared the screen with Marilyn Monroe in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes. As a talent from some of the greatest years cinema has ever seen, Russell leaves behind a legacy that spans generations. Rest in peace, Ms. Russell.

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Reader Feedback - 3 Comments


Thank you for your work.....RIP Jane.

RandallM on Mar 1, 2011


RIP, keep your eyes open they always seem to go in 3s.

Cody W. on Mar 1, 2011


She was one of the best. The good one's are all gone!

Startreksg on Mar 2, 2011

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