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Jane Russell

Jane Russell
on the cover of Yank, the Army Weekly (1945)
Personal information
Birth nameErnestine Jane Geraldine Russell
Birth dateJune 21, 1921
Place of birthBemidji, Minnesota, U.S.
Date of deathFebruary 28, 2011(age 89)
Death placeSanta Maria, California, U.S.
Cause of deathRespiratory Failure
ResidenceSanta Maria, California
NationalityAmerican
OccupationActress, model
Years active1943 86
ReligionBorn Again Christian
SpouseBob Waterfield
(m. 1943 67, divorced)
Roger Barrett
(m. 1968 68, his death)
John Calvin Peoples
(m. 1974 99, his death)
Children1 daughter, 2 sons

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Jane Russell (June 21, 1921 - February 28, 2011) was an American film actress and was one of Hollywood's leading sex symbols in the 1940s and 1950s.

Russell moved from the Midwest to California, where she had her first film role in 1943 with The Outlaw. In 1947, Russell delved into music before returning to films. After starring in multiple films in the 1950s, Russell again returned to music while completing several other films in the 1960s. She starred in over 20 films throughout her career.

Russell married three times and adopted three children and, in 1955, founded the World Adoption International Fund. For her achievements in film, she received several accolades including having her hand and foot prints immortalized in the forecourt of Grauman's Chinese Theatre and a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.


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