Happy Birthday: Jane Russell (1921-2011)

Actress Jane Russell would be celebrating a birthday today. The bombshell actress is perhaps best known for the hoopla surrounding her… assets… in the Howard Hughes movie The Outlaw. During her time in Hollywood, she showed stunning versatility, appearing in everything from westerns to comedies like The Paleface (opposite Bob Hope), film noir and even musicals. In fact, some of Russell’s most memorable work comes opposite the legendary Marilyn Monroe in the 1950’s classic, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes.

Russell’s career cooled a bit into the 1960s, but by the time she stepped away from the screen in 1986, she’d built up 32 credits.

Jane Russell passed away in 2011 at the age of 89.

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