Monday, April 21, 2014

R for Rosalind Russell



BORN:  June 4, 1907

DIED:  November 28, 1976

AGED: 69 yrs from cancer. Suffered from Rheumatoid Arthritis

MARRIED: Once and happily!

Great gal! One of the boys but beautiful and down to earth. a quick wit who was a pleasure to work with. had a son who loves her deeply and had a great home life. I know! From Hollywood?? It's true though. She often gave to charity and when she was struck with arthritis helped with that and there is a hospital in her name dedicated to arthritis and trying to cure it.  She was equally famous in theatre as well.

FILMS: Night Must Fall, Craig's Wife, The Women, His Girl Friday, Morning Becomes Electra, Auntie Mame.


34 comments:

  1. Brilliant! One who seems like a good and honourable person.

    Anabel at Anabel's Travel Blog

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  2. She is an actress that I always thought of as being 'larger than life', but I think it is because of the roles she played. Now I know she was a super person in real life. Never heard that.

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  3. She was a lovely woman wasn't she.

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    1. She was and beautiful and a great actress

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  4. I loved her in His Girl Friday. I didn't know anything about her personal life but what a great lady.

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    1. She was great in that movie and matched the men all the way

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  5. Only married once? That is rare for someone in Hollywood.

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  6. A good example in Hollywood ....imagine that. Thanks again for your kind comment

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    1. you're welcome:) Yes there are some good ones who lived there

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  7. I know I've seen her in movies before, but I can't remember which ones!

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    1. her most famous are His Girl Friday, The Women and Auntie Mame so must be one of those

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  8. I thought she embodied Auntie Mame. I'd read the story before I saw the movie and was impressed by how Russell brought her to life. She was also great as Rose in Gypsy. Couldn't stand that mom! But, the Russell would show the mom's vulnerabilities and I think okay, then voila, Russell pulls out the mom I couldn't stand again. Now, that's acting.

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  9. Ah, yes! Remember Girl Friday. She and Cary Grant were fabulous. She was such a maverick in her time. She would have fit well in today's world.

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    1. She was a modern woman in every sense

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  10. Not my favorite in movies....except for His Girl Friday. The chemistry between her and Cary Grant was great!

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    1. Oh I like her but she is not wilting violet and her voice in Auntie Mame is quite loud:)

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  11. Oh, I love Rosalind Russell! I can't believe she had a happy, fulfilling home life - in Hollywood! - but I'm so glad! It's a nice change to read that for once ;)

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    1. It is a nice read and that is one reason why I picked her. She seemed down to earth

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  12. She was beautiful; it is refreshing to hear of a marriage that was happy and endured in Hollywood! While I know there are many more out there that have survived and done well, we only seem to hear of the ones that end up broken.

    betty

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    1. That is so true because people love to see wrecks and that's what lands in the news. Look at Hugh Jackman-great guy with loving wife and home

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  13. I particularly liked her in The Trouble With Angels and Where Angels Go, Trouble Follows. After seeing her in those, her happy home life doesn't surprise me.

    Stopping by from the A to Z Challenge.

    John Holton
    http://thesoundofonehandtyping.wordpress.com

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    1. I have not seen the 2 films so I should check them out. It's funny, one thinks one saw a ton of films and yet mopre pop up

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  14. Another I have never heard of. She seems to have had the rare combination of a happy life and Hollywood success.

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    1. You probably have seen her in one of the movies I listed you just didn't know it was her.

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  15. I'm ashamed to say I never heard of her before today--appalling, I know :D She sounds like a lovely person, and what a smile! Thanks for introducing me to Rosalin Russell, and thanks (so very, very much) for sharing Wallace's story over at Vidya's blog yesterday. Loved seeing you there.
    Guilie @ Life In Dogs

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    1. you're welcome and will visit again. She was a great actress who should be more known

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  16. she looks gorgeous :) love that smile.

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  17. Such a classy lady ... read Life is A Banquet to get to know her better. She was a beautiful person inside and out.
    xxx Asha

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    1. oh I shall! Thank you for the tip:)

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