Jane Russell, a true Hollywood Star

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Jane Russell lived for 89 years, but her legend will live on forever.

Jane Russell, a true Hollywood Star

On Tuesday , it was announced the Hollywood legend that was Jane Russell, had passed away at the age of 89. She died at her home in California of a respiratory related disease on Monday 28th February 2011. The news was confirmed by her daughter-in-law.

Jane was a voluptuous brunette, and was discovered by the billionaire Howard Hughes in 1943. He liked her provocative looks and obvious talent, so he cast her in a western entitled THE OUTLAW. She made many films, but is probably best remembered for GENTLEMEN PREFER BLONDES, in which she starred with Marilyn Monroe.

She was a pin up girl when her career took off in the 1940s and 1950s, but by the time the 1960s arrived her hey day was over. When she was asked years later why she had ” retired so early” she explained that after 30 she was too old. Women in those times just didn’t get the parts.

Her Later Life

Jane remained a very active member of her community , she was a lady who always needed to keep busy. She had already made up her mind that getting older did not mean that she was going to sit down and vegetate. She was out and about until very recently, when her illness took its toll,. She had always promised herself ” she would die in the saddle” her age was just a number to be ignored, and she did just that. Even though she had not made any movies since the 1960s, the legend of Jane Russell remained, and will continue to remain because it's not what you do, but the way that you do it, that keeps you in people's hearts and minds for ever.

R.I.P Jane Russell, a true Hollywood legend.



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I am a proud mother and grandmother, and an author. I have had 7 books published. My hobbies are walking, swimming, and playing badminton. I try to raise more awareness of autism with my writing.

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author avatar christopheranton
4th Mar 2011 (#)

She was brilliant.
Was'nt she in "Son of Paleface" with Bob hope as well?

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author avatar Songbird B
4th Mar 2011 (#)

Great article, Carol. I enjoyed this share...

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author avatar Mark Gordon Brown
4th Mar 2011 (#)

I am sure I remember her from bra advertisements.

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author avatar Angelique Newman
4th Mar 2011 (#)

She really was a Hollywood great. Thanks for sharing

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author avatar Retired
4th Mar 2011 (#)

What a wonderful tribute to a great actress...she will be missed for her works.

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author avatar Denise O
4th Mar 2011 (#)

I just loved her on screen. I wish she would not have retired. Very nice tribute and I want to point out, I just love "it's not what you do, it's the way that you do it. That just seems so fitting. Nice read.
As always, thank you for sharing.:)

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author avatar Carol
4th Mar 2011 (#)

Thanks everyone for your nice comments

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author avatar Greenfaol
5th Mar 2011 (#)

Hi Carol. I was saddened to hear of her passing but what a life, and a fab age to go at. She was a firecracker, loved her in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes :D Great bio xxx

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author avatar muthusamy
5th Mar 2011 (#)

I am not knowing much about Jane Russel. But your excellent tribute and the comments offered show that the person is noted for the acting skills. Thank you for the share

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author avatar Artur Victoria
5th Mar 2011 (#)

Excellent tribute!

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author avatar Songbird B
5th Mar 2011 (#)

Great tribute Carol, beautifully written...

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author avatar Carol
5th Mar 2011 (#)

Thanks everyone

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author avatar James R. Coffey
6th Mar 2011 (#)

Thanks for this, Carol. I was dissappointed that I personally didn't have the time to write a tribute. She was the first female actor I ever took notice of. Very underrated.

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author avatar Rathnashikamani
6th Mar 2011 (#)

Carol,
Great tribute it is!
Excellent job.

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author avatar Carol
6th Mar 2011 (#)

Thank you everyone

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