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Rosalind Russell

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Rosalind Russell (June 4, 1907 – November 28, 1976) was an American actress of stage and screen, perhaps best known for her role as a fast-talking newspaper reporter in the Howard Hawks screwball comedy His Girl Friday, as well as the role of Mame Dennis in the film Auntie Mame. She won all 5 Golden Globes for which she was nominated, and was tied with Meryl Streep for wins until 2007 when Streep was awarded a sixth. Russell won a Tony Award in 1953 for Best Performance by an Actress in a Musical for her portrayal of Ruth in the Broadway show Wonderful Town (a musical based the film My Sister Eileen, in which she also starred). Russell was known for playing character roles, exceptionally wealthy, dignified ladylike women. She had a wide career span from the 1930s to the 1970s and attributed her long career to the fact that, although usually playing classy and glamorous roles, she never became a sex symbol, not being famous for her looks. Description above from the Wikipedia article Rosalind Russell, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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Jun 4, 1907 In Waterbury, Connecticut, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie Evelyn Prentice 1934-11-09
Latest Project:
Movie That's Entertainment! III 1994-07-01
Known For
Poster of Wonderful Town
Poster of The Oscars
Poster of What's My Line?
Poster of The Ed Sullivan Show
Movie That's Entertainment! III (archive footage) 1994-07-01
Movie Twilight Zone: Rod Serling's Lost Classics Hildy Johnson (archive footage) (uncredited) 1994-05-19
Movie James Stewart's Wonderful Life (archive footage) 1988-11-22
Movie AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to John Ford Herself 1973-04-02
Series The American Film Institute Salute to ... Unknown 1973-04-02
Movie The Crooked Hearts Laurita Dorsey 1972-11-08
Movie Mrs. Pollifax — Spy Mrs. Pollifax 1971-02-17
Movie Where Angels Go, Trouble Follows Mother Simplicia 1968-04-10
Movie Oh Dad, Poor Dad, Mamma's Hung You in the Closet and I'm Feeling So Sad Madame Rosepettle 1967-02-15
Movie Rosie! Rosie Lord 1967-11-22
Movie The Trouble with Angels Mother Superior 1966-03-29
Movie Five Finger Exercise Louise Harington 1962-04-19
Movie Gypsy Rose Hovick 1962-12-01
Movie A Majority of One Mrs. Bertha Jacoby 1961-12-27
Series Startime Unknown 1959-10-06
Movie Wonderful Town Ruth Sherwood 1958-11-30
Movie Auntie Mame Mame Dennis 1958-12-04
Movie The Girl Rush Kim Halliday 1955-09-16
Movie Picnic Rosemary Sidney, the School Teacher 1955-11-18
Series General Electric Theater Unknown 1953-02-01
Movie Never Wave at a WAC Josephine "Jo" McBain 1953-01-28
Series The Oscars Unknown 1953-03-18
Series Letter to Loretta Unknown 1953-09-20
Series Schlitz Playhouse of Stars Unknown 1951-10-05
Series What's My Line? Self - Mystery Guest 1950-02-02
Movie A Woman of Distinction Susan Middlecott 1950-03-16
Movie Tell It to the Judge Marsha Meredith 1949-11-18
Series The Ed Sullivan Show Unknown 1948-06-20
Movie The Velvet Touch Valerie Stanton 1948-07-13
Movie Blow-Ups of 1947 Herself 1947-01-01
Movie The Guilt of Janet Ames Janet Ames 1947-03-06
Movie Mourning Becomes Electra Lavinia Mannon 1947-11-19
Movie Sister Kenny Elizabeth Kenny 1946-10-10
Movie She Wouldn't Say Yes Dr. Susan A. Lane 1945-11-29
Movie Roughly Speaking Louise Randall Pierson 1945-01-31
Movie Breakdowns of 1944 Self 1944-01-01
Movie Flight for Freedom Tonie Carter 1943-04-14
Movie What a Woman Carol Ainsley 1943-12-29
Movie My Sister Eileen Ruth Sherwood 1942-09-24
Movie Take a Letter, Darling A.M. MacGregor 1942-05-06
Movie They Met in Bombay Anya Von Duren 1941-06-27
Movie The Feminine Touch Julie Hathaway 1941-10-01
Movie Design for Scandal Judge Cornelia C. Porter 1941-12-01
Movie Breakdowns of 1941 Herself (archive footage) (uncredited) 1941-11-14
Movie His Girl Friday Hildy Johnson 1940-01-18
Movie The Miracle of Sound Unknown 1940-01-01
Movie Hollywood: Style Center of the World Herself 1940-05-29
Movie No Time for Comedy Linda Paige Esterbrook 1940-09-14
Movie Hired Wife Kendal Browning 1940-09-13
Movie This Thing Called Love Ann Winters 1940-12-20
Movie Fast and Loose Garda Sloane 1939-02-17
Movie The Women Sylvia Fowler 1939-09-01
Movie From the Ends of the Earth Unknown 1939-05-28
Movie Man-Proof Elizabeth Kent 1938-01-07
Movie Breakdowns of 1938 Herself 1938-02-07
Movie Four's a Crowd Jean Christy 1938-08-04
Movie The Citadel Christine Manson 1938-10-29
Movie Night Must Fall Olivia Grayne 1937-04-30
Movie The Romance of Celluloid Herself 1937-08-26
Movie Live, Love and Learn Julie Stoddard 1937-10-29
Movie Under Two Flags Lady Venetia Cunningham 1936-04-30
Movie Trouble for Two Miss Vandeleur 1936-05-29
Movie It Had to Happen Beatrice Newnes 1936-02-14
Movie Screen Snapshots (Series 16, No. 1) Unknown 1936-09-11
Movie Craig's Wife Harriet Craig 1936-09-25
Movie The Casino Murder Case Doris 1935-03-15
Movie The Night Is Young Countess Zarika Rafay 1935-01-11
Movie West Point of the Air Mrs. Dare Marshall 1935-03-23
Movie Reckless Josephine 'Jo' Mercer 1935-04-19
Movie Rendezvous Joel Carter 1935-10-25
Movie China Seas Sybil Barclay 1935-08-09
Movie Evelyn Prentice Mrs. Nancy Harrison 1934-11-09
Movie Forsaking All Others Eleanor 1934-12-23
Movie The President Vanishes Sally Voorman 1934-11-17