Person Details

Birthday: 1907-06-04 16:32:14

Death: 1976-11-28 16:32:14

Aliases: No known aliases

Gender: Female

Place of birth: Waterbury, Connecticut, USA

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Movie Involvements: 31

TV Involvements: 1


Most Famous Work

Biography

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.

Most Famous Work

Picnic
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7

Picnic

(1955) Rosemary Sidney, the School Teacher
That's Entertainment! III
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7

That's Entertainment! III

(1994) (archive footage)
China Seas
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7

China Seas

(1935) Sybil Barclay
The Citadel
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7

The Citadel

(1938) Christine Manson
Twilight Zone: Rod Serling's Lost Classics
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6

Twilight Zone: Rod Serling's Lost Classics

(1994) Hildy Johnson (archive footage) (uncredited)
The Guilt of Janet Ames
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6

The Guilt of Janet Ames

(1947) Janet Ames
Evelyn Prentice
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7

Evelyn Prentice

(1934) Mrs. Nancy Harrison
The Velvet Touch
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6

The Velvet Touch

(1948) Valerie Stanton

Acting

Year Character Movie/Tv
1994 (archive footage)
Hildy Johnson (archive footage) (uncredited)
1988 (archive footage)
1973 Herself
N/A
1972 Laurita Dorsey
1971 Mrs. Pollifax
1968 Mother Simplicia
1967 Rosie Lord
Madame Rosepettle
1966 Mother Superior
1962 Rose Hovick
Louise Harington
1961 Mrs. Bertha Jacoby
1959 N/A
1958 Mame Dennis
Ruth Sherwood
1955 Rosemary Sidney, the School Teacher
Kim Halliday
1953 N/A
N/A
N/A
Josephine "Jo" McBain
1951 N/A
1950 Susan Middlecott
Self - Mystery Guest
1949 Marsha Meredith
1948 Valerie Stanton
1947 Lavinia Mannon
Janet Ames
Herself
1946 Elizabeth Kenny
1945 Dr. Susan A. Lane
Louise Randall Pierson
1944 Self
1943 Carol Ainsley
Tonie Carter
1942 Ruth Sherwood
A.M. MacGregor
1941 Judge Cornelia C. Porter
Herself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Julie Hathaway
Anya Von Duren
1940 Ann Winters
Linda Paige Esterbrook
Kendal Browning
Herself
Hildy Johnson
N/A
1939 Sylvia Fowler
N/A
Garda Sloane
1938 Christine Manson
Jean Christy
Herself
Elizabeth Kent
1937 Julie Stoddard
Herself
Olivia Grayne
1936 Harriet Craig
N/A
Miss Vandeleur
Lady Venetia Cunningham
Beatrice Newnes
1935 Joel Carter
Sybil Barclay
Josephine 'Jo' Mercer
Mrs. Dare Marshall
Doris
Countess Zarika Rafay
1934 Eleanor
Sally Voorman
Mrs. Nancy Harrison
N/A
Year Character Movie/Tv

Writing

Year Role Movie/Tv
1971 Screenplay
1956 Story
Year Role Movie/Tv

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