Monday, February 28, 2011

Jane Russell, star of '40s and '50s films, dies (AP) - The 83rd Annual Academy Awards� - Yahoo! Movies

Jane Russell, star of '40s and '50s films, dies (AP) - Rest in peace, Ms. Russell.

This is a clip from Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, with Marilyn Monroe and Jane Russell. In this scene, Russell (who was a sultry brunette) is pretending to be Marilyn Monroe's character.

Here is Russell singing "My Resistance is Low," with Hoagy Carmichael from The Las Vegas Story.

1 comment:

Atlanta Roofing said...

There was much more to Jane Russell than her voluptuous figure and she was a robust and amusing woman in an age when the little “wifey” was only required to be decorative. With four brothers and no sisters she was wise to the ways of men and made the sensible decision to marry her high school sweetheart, the famous football star Bob Waterfield. Her screen career was badly affected by the long contract she signed with Howard Hughes who limited her to his choice of trashy films designed to showcase her body. As she demonstrated in later years, she would have made a fine light comedienne and remained a superb raconteur and talk-show guest well into old age. Unable to bear children, she championed the excellent Federal Adoption Amendment which allowed foreign children fathered by US servicemen to be adopted in America.