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Also Known As: Died: February 28, 2011
Born: June 21, 1921 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Bemidji, Minnesota, USA Profession: Cast ...
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1932:
Family moved to Van Nuys after father received promotion
1939:
Signed to a seven-year contract by film mogul Howard Hughes
1943:
Made her film debut in "The Outlaw"; film completed in 1941, and released for a limited showing two years later; had a general release in 1946
1943:
Moved with first husband Bob Waterfield to Georgia when he was drafted; put on suspension by Hughes
1946:
Re-established professional relationship with Hughes; loaned to United Artists to star in "The Young Widow"
1946:
Was well-received in singing stints at the Latin Quarter Club in Miami Beach and on Kay Kyser's "Kollege of Fun and Knowledge" musical program
1948:
Enjoyed first genuine success onscreen in "The Paleface" oppposite Bob Hope
1950:
Performed stage act in London and New York City
1953:
Enjoyed biggest box office success of her career with "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes," co-starring Marilyn Monroe
1954:
Weathered censorship scandal surrounding two scenes (one in a bubble bath, the other a dance number) from "The French Line"
1954:
Formed Russ-Field Productions with her husband Bob Waterfield as executive producer
1954:
Recorded several religious-themed singles and albums with Beryl Davis, Connie Haines and Della Russell (no relation; later replaced by Rhonda Fleming); billed themselves as "The Four Girls"; performed on nightclub circuit and on TV for several years
1955:
Negotiated new contract to make five films for Hughes; was to be paid $1000 per week for 20 years
1957:
Made last feature film for seven years, the unsuccessful "The Fuzzy Pink Nightgown"
1957:
Debuted in a successful solo nightclub act at the Sands Hotel in Las Vegas
1959:
Released a self-titled solo album with MGM Records
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Appeared in summer stock and regional theater in such plays as "Janus," "Skylark" and "Bells Are Ringing"
1964:
Returned to film for featured role in "Fate is the Hunter"
1970:
Last film to date, "Darker Than Amber"
1971:
Made Broadway debut as a replacement for Elaine Stritch in "Company"
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Made a long series of TV commercials in the 1970s for the Playtex "Cross Your Heart" bra
1985:
Wrote her autobiography, <i>Jane Russell: My Path and My Detours</i>
1983:
Played Rose Hollister on the primetime TV drama, "The Yellow Rose" (NBC)

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