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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.

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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.

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Female

Known Credits 70

Birthday 1907-06-04

Day of Death 1976-11-28

Place of Birth Waterbury, Connecticut, USA

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Acting TV ShowsMovies

1994 That's Entertainment! III
1973 The American Film Institute Salute to ...(1 episode)
1972 The Crooked Hearts as Laurita Dorsey
1971 Mrs. Pollifax: Spy as Mrs. Pollifax
1968 Where Angels Go, Trouble Follows as Mother Simplicia
1967 Rosie! as Rosie Lord
1967 Oh Dad, Poor Dad, Mama's Hung You in the Closet and I'm Feeling So Sad as Madame Rosepettle
1966 The Trouble with Angels as Mother Superior
1962 Gypsy as Rose Hovick
1962 Five Finger Exercise as Louise Harington
1961 A Majority of One as Mrs. Bertha Jacoby
1959 Startime(33 episodes)
1958 Auntie Mame as Mame Dennis
1958 Wonderful Town as Ruth Sherwood
1955 Picnic as Rosemary - The School Teacher
1955 The Girl Rush as Kim Halliday
1953 Letter to Loretta(2 episodes)
1953 The Academy Awards(9 episodes)
1953 General Electric Theater(1 episode)
1953 Never Wave at a WAC as Josephine "Jo" McBain
1951 Schlitz Playhouse of Stars(1 episode)
1950 A Woman of Distinction as Susan Manning Middlecott
1949 Tell It to the Judge as Marsha
1948 The Velvet Touch as Valerie Stanton
1948 The Ed Sullivan Show(1 episode)
1947 Mourning Becomes Electra as Lavinia Mannon
1947 The Guilt of Janet Ames as Janet Ames
1947 Blow-Ups of 1947 as Herself
1946 Sister Kenny as Elizabeth Kenny
1945 She Wouldn't Say Yes as Dr. Susan A. Lane
1945 Roughly Speaking as Louise Randall Pierson
1944 Breakdowns of 1944 as Herself
1943 What a Woman! as Carol Ainsley
1943 Flight for Freedom as Tonie Carter
1942 My Sister Eileen as Ruth Sherwood
1942 Take a Letter, Darling as A.M. MacGregor
1941 Design for Scandal as Judge Cornelia C. Porter
1941 Breakdowns of 1941 as Herself (archive footage) (uncredited)
1941 The Feminine Touch as Julie Hathaway
1941 They Met in Bombay as Anya Von Duren
1940 This Thing Called Love as Ann Winters
1940 No Time for Comedy as Linda Paige Esterbrook
1940 Hired Wife as Kendal Browning
1940 Hollywood: Style Center of the World as Herself
1940 His Girl Friday as Hildy Johnson
1940 The Miracle of Sound
1939 From the Ends of the Earth
1939 Fast and Loose as Garda Sloane
1939 The Women as Mrs. Howard Fowler (Sylvia)
1938 The Citadel as Christine Manson
1938 Four's a Crowd as Jean Christy
1938 Breakdowns of 1938 as Herself
1938 Man-Proof as Elizabeth Kent
1937 Live, Love and Learn as Julie Stoddard
1937 The Romance of Celluloid as Herself
1937 Night Must Fall as Olivia Grayne
1936 Craig's Wife as Harriet Craig
1936 Trouble for Two as Miss Vandeleur
1936 Under Two Flags as Lady Venetia Cunningham
1936 It Had to Happen as Beatrice Newnes
1935 Rendezvous as Joel Carter
1935 China Seas as Sybil Barclay
1935 Reckless as Josephine 'Jo' Mercer
1935 West Point of the Air as Mrs. Dare Marshall
1935 The Casino Murder Case as Doris
1935 The Night Is Young as Countess Zarika Rafay
1934 Forsaking All Others as Eleanor
1934 The President Vanishes as Sally Voorman
1934 Evelyn Prentice as Mrs. Nancy Harrison

Writing

1971 Mrs. Pollifax: SpyScreenplay
1956 The Unguarded MomentStory

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