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Actress Jane Russell dies, aged 89

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From a story in the Guardian, viagra order ampoule 01.03.11

Jane Russell, site Hollywood star of the 1940s and 1950s, has died at the age of 89, of a respiratory-related illness.

The eccentric billionaire, Howard Hughes, cast Ms Russell in his controversial western, The Outlaw, in 1943 and she instantly became famous.

 The film was denied general release by the censors in a dispute over Ms Russell’s cleavage.

Advertisements for the film showed the buxom star sprawled on a hay bale with the suggestive tag line ‘How’d you like to tussle with Russell?’

The Outlaw set the tone for the genre of films that Jane Russell would continue to star in – movies which focused on her beauty, figure, and talent for light comedy.

She will perhaps be best remembered for her role in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, a movie she starred in with Marilyn Monroe.

Jane Russell made dozens of films and appeared in numerous theatrical productions until the 1960s.

Thereafter, she made only a handful of films, filling her days instead with church activities, work for charitable organisations and with a local singing group.

In her autobiography ‘My Path and Detours’, she said that she had had a number of back street abortions and had struggled with alcoholism.

In later life she was a committed Republican and leader of the Hollywood Christian Group. ‘These days I am a teetotal, mean-spirited, right-wing, narrow-minded, conservative Christian bigot, but not a racist,’ she once said.

Unable to conceive as a result of her abortions, she tried to adopt children, but ran into difficulties. Undeterred, she founded the World Adoption International Agency.

Born Ernestine Jane Geraldine Russell on June 21, 1921, in Bemidji, Minnesota, Ms Russell is survived by three children, six grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren.

  1. I had seen “The Outlaw”, which was the movie that made Jane Russell popular. I have to admit, the curves of her body made Jane famous not her acting skills, but all in all, I enjoyed it. I’m sorry she passed away.

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