Gail Russell

Born Sep 21, 1924

Gail Russell was an American film and television actress.

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1924 Birth Born on September 21, 1924.


1942 17 Years Old Russell's beauty brought her to the attention of Paramount Pictures in 1942, and she signed a long-term contract with that studio when she was 18. … Read More
1943 18 Years Old At the age of 19 she made her film debut in the 1943 film Henry Aldrich Gets Glamour. … Read More


1947 22 Years Old She continued working after 1947 and married actor Guy Madison in 1949, but by 1950 it was well known that she had become a victim of alcoholism, and so Paramount did not renew her contract. … Read More
1954 29 Years Old 1 More Event
In January 1954, in a court in Santa Monica, California, Russell pleaded guilty to a charge of drunkenness, receiving a $150 fine. … Read More


1957 32 Years Old On July 5, 1957, she was photographed by a Los Angeles Times photographer after she drove her convertible into the front of Jan's Coffee Shop at 8424 Beverly Boulevard. … Read More
1961 36 Years Old 1 More Event
She appeared in two more films after that but was not able to control her addiction, and on August 26, 1961, Russell was found dead in her apartment in Brentwood, Los Angeles, California, at the age of 36. … Read More
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