Happy 108th Birthday Rosalind Russell

Today is the 108th birthday of Rosalind Russell.  Suggesting any one of her films to watch is in no way discounting any of the others. I adore The Women, His Girl Friday, Gypsy, and Mrs. Pollifax – Spy, just for starters.  You may have your own, it is hard to not have at least a couple.  The world is a better place because she was in it and still feels the loss that she has left.

NAME: Rosalind Russell
OCCUPATION: Theater Actress, Film Actor/Film Actress
BIRTH DATE: June 4, 1907
DEATH DATE: November 28, 1976
EDUCATION: American Academy of Dramatic Arts, Marymount College
PLACE OF BIRTH: Waterbury, Connecticut
PLACE OF DEATH: Beverly Hills, California

BEST KNOWN FOR: Theater and film actress Rosalind Russell costarred in His Girl Friday with Cary Grant, and played Auntie Mame in both the Broadway play and the movie version.

Rosalind Russell was born on June 4, 1907, in Waterbury, Connecticut. She made her on-screen debut in 1934’s Evelyn Prentice. In 1940 she starred in His Girl Friday. When her film career slowed in the 1950s, she moved to Broadway plays, including Auntie Mame, a role she reprised for the movie. Eventually, arthritis stopped her from performing. She died on November 28, 1976, in Beverly Hills, California.

Mrs. Pollifax-Spy (12-May-1971) · Mrs. Pollifax
Where Angels Go, Trouble Follows (10-Apr-1968) · Mother Superior
Rosie! (22-Nov-1967)
Oh Dad, Poor Dad, Mama’s Hung You in the Closet and I’m Feeling So Sad (15-Feb-1967)
The Trouble with Angels (30-Mar-1966) · Mother Superior
Gypsy (1-Nov-1962) · Rose
Five Finger Exercise (19-Apr-1962) · Louise Harington
A Majority of One (11-Jan-1962) · Mrs. Jacoby
Auntie Mame (27-Dec-1958) · Auntie Mame
Picnic (11-Feb-1956) · Rosemary the School Teacher
The Girl Rush (Sep-1955)
Never Wave at a WAC (28-Jan-1952)
A Woman of Distinction (1-Mar-1950) · Susan Manning Middlecott
Tell It to the Judge (18-Nov-1949) · Marsha Meredith
The Velvet Touch (13-Jul-1948)
Mourning Becomes Electra (19-Nov-1947) · Lavinia Mannon
The Guilt of Janet Ames (6-Mar-1947) · Janet Ames
Sister Kenny (29-Sep-1946) · Elizabeth Kenny
She Wouldn’t Say Yes (29-Nov-1945)
Roughly Speaking (31-Jan-1945) · Louise Randall
What a Woman! (28-Dec-1943)
Flight for Freedom (4-Feb-1943) · Tonie Carter
My Sister Eileen (24-Sep-1942) · Ruth Sherwood
Take a Letter, Darling (6-May-1942)
Design for Scandal (Dec-1941) · Judge Cornelia Porter
The Feminine Touch (Oct-1941) · Julie Hathaway
They Met in Bombay (27-Jun-1941) · Anya Von Duren
This Thing Called Love (20-Dec-1940)
Hired Wife (13-Sep-1940) · Kendal Browning
No Time for Comedy (7-Sep-1940)
His Girl Friday (11-Jan-1940) · Hildy Johnson
The Women (1-Sep-1939) · Mrs. Howard Fowler
Fast and Loose (17-Feb-1939)
Four’s a Crowd (13-Nov-1938) · Jean Christy
The Citadel (3-Nov-1938) · Christine
Man-Proof (7-Jan-1938) · Elizabeth Kent
Live, Love and Learn (29-Oct-1937)
Night Must Fall (30-Apr-1937) · Olivia
Craig’s Wife (25-Sep-1936)
Trouble for Two (29-May-1936) · Miss Vandeleur
Under Two Flags (30-Apr-1936) · Lady Venetia Cunningham
It Had to Happen (14-Feb-1936)
Rendezvous (23-Oct-1935) · Joel
China Seas (9-Aug-1935) · Sybil
Reckless (17-Apr-1935) · Jo
West Point of the Air (23-Mar-1935)
The Casino Murder Case (15-Mar-1935)
Forsaking All Others (23-Dec-1934) · Eleanor
The President Vanishes (17-Nov-1934)
Evelyn Prentice (9-Nov-1934) · Mrs. Harrison

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