Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Jane Russell Dead at Age 89

Jane Russell, whose voluptuous good looks won the attention of millionaire Howard Hughes and launched her on a movie career, died Monday of respiratory failure at her home in Santa Maria, Calif. She was 89.

Russell reached the pinnacle of her career with Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953), starring in the comedy with Marilyn Monroe.

In 1983 she appeared in the primetime soap, THE YELLOW ROSE.

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