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Jane Russell
Birth: Jun. 21, 1921
Beltrami County
Minnesota, USA
Death: Feb. 28, 2011
California, USA

Actress. Born Ernestine Jane Geraldine Russell, she is best remembered for her role in the 1953 film "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes" along with Marilyn Monroe. Her career began in 1940 when film mogul Howard Hughes signed her to a seven year contract after which she starred in "The Outlaw" (1943) which showcased her voluptuous figure and ended in 1986 with her role as Ava Fontaine in the TV series "Hunter." She married Los Angeles Rams football star Bob Waterfield in 1943; the marriage lasted until 1968. Her second husband, Roger Barrett, died less than three months after their marriage. Her autobiography "Jane Russell: My Path and My Detours" was published in 1985. She received the Women's International Center Living Legacy Award in 1989 and was named one of the 40 Most Iconic Movie Goddesses of all time in 2009 by Glamour Magazine (UK edition). (bio by: Fred Beisser) 
Family links: 
  Roy William Russell (1890 - 1937)
  Bob Waterfield (1920 - 1983)*
  Roger Wyatt Barrett (1921 - 1968)*
  John Calvin Peoples (1928 - 1999)*
*Calculated relationship

Cause of death: Respiratory illness
Cremated, Ashes scattered at sea.
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Ceme-Terry Photographer
Record added: Feb 28, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 66288551
Jane Russell
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Miss Russell, you have to be one of the most beautiful women I've ever seen in my life. I loved watching you and Marilyn together in "gentlemen prefer blondes". You seemed very sweet as well.
- marilynforever
 Added: Jan. 15, 2015
Happy New Year in Heaven. I understand that you lived in Santa Maria, California. We just moved here, really a nice town. You will always be so beautiful, My mother resembled you. RIP dear Jane. You are missed.
- Rosie
 Added: Jan. 13, 2015
Rest In Eternal Peace sweet angel.
- Billy R. Edgar
 Added: Jan. 2, 2015
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