Gail Russell
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Gail Russell
Gail Russell was an American film and television actress.
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From Christian Science Monitor: What happens next in Libya? America's five ... - Al-Arabiya
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The push toward a post-Qaddafi regime in Libya is raising questions in Washington about how far a US commitment extends to ensuring a peaceful transition to democracy. The rationale for US and NATO engagement in Libya was to
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Rallying cry for hurricane Irene preparations: not Katrina, not again - Christian Science Monitor
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Even before hurricane Irene makes landfall, it has already had a powerful impact on millions of Americans rushing to adjust their lives. In part, this is no surprise for any hurricane targeting
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Congress, spooked by summer town halls, tries jobs fairs instead - Christian Science Monitor
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With unemployment locked in double digits in many congressional districts, the defining political event of the summer for many members of Congress is becoming the jobs fair, sponsored by
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Rating falls, markets plunge, critics rage. But tea party isn't blinking. - Christian Science Monitor
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It was tea party intransigence in debt ceiling talks that led to the first-ever downgrade of the US credit rating, critics say. But as world financial markets reacted convulsively to the downgrade
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Was S&P right? Congress responds to credit downgrade with sniping. - Christian Science Monitor
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Congress's response to the downgrading of the US credit rating Friday was to fall back on partisan talking points – a response that tends to confirm Standard & Poor's criticism that the US may
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Did tea party lawmakers win the great debt debate? They don't think so. - Christian Science Monitor
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By nearly all accounts, except their own, tea party lawmakers won Round 1 of the great debt debate. After all, the tea party blew into Congress after the 2010 elections and changed the
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Debt-ceiling drama just a preview of December? - Christian Science Monitor
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In the final moments before the Senate was to vote on the debt-ceiling deal that would rescue the US from its first-ever default, Senate minority leader Mitch McConnell (R) of Kentucky appeared
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McConnell's last ditch debt ceiling plan: What's in it for Republicans? - Christian Science Monitor
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In a surprise move, Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell on Tuesday proposed a “last choice option” to avoid default on the national debt that would require the support of just over a third of
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Who is blocking a grand debt deal? Democrats, too, have limits - msnbc.com
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WASHINGTON — Republicans who refuse to consider tax increases aren't the only obstacles to President Obama's bid to get a significant debt deal through Congress in time to avoid default as early as Aug. 2
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National debt talks: Signs some in GOP may yield on tax 'loopholes'? - Christian Science Monitor
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When President Obama invited congressional leaders to resume debt talks at the White House on Thursday, he added a call to “check their ultimatums at the door” – and some fixed partisan taboos
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Can President Obama jump-start debt talks? - Christian Science Monitor
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Facing an Aug. 2 deadline, Congress and the White House are stepping up face time to avert what the Treasury Department has called “catastrophic economic and market consequences” of a default on the
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How Capitol Hill sniping could set off a national debt ceiling bomb - Christian Science Monitor
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Congress's turn this week to unusually pointed and personal attacks could signal trouble as lawmakers work to close a deal on raising the debt ceiling, now set at $14.3 trillion
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GOP intensifies push for a balanced budget amendment. Why now? - Christian Science Monitor
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As President Obama renewed calls for a “balanced approach” to deficit talks, Senate Republicans on Wednesday launched a bid to get Congress to vote on a balanced budget amendment to the US
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Afghanistan troop drawdown: why Congress doesn't like it - Christian Science Monitor
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President Obama's plan for a drawdown of 33000 US troops in Afghanistan by next summer met a tempered response in a war-weary and often gridlocked Congress. But – in a break with prevailing
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How Congress's anger over Libya mission became a civics lesson - Christian Science Monitor
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With the House headed into debate this week on US military engagement in Libya, the Senate is emerging as a firewall against any move to defund the mission. Sens. John Kerry (D) of Massachusetts
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    THIRTIES
  • 1961
    Age 36
    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.
    More Details Hide Details She died from liver damage attributed to long-term alcohol abuse. She was also found to have been suffering from malnutrition at the time of her death. She was buried in Valhalla Memorial Park Cemetery in North Hollywood, California.
  • 1957
    Age 32
    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.
    More Details Hide Details After failing a sobriety test, Russell was arrested and charged with driving under the influence.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1954
    Age 29
    She divorced Madison in 1954 and, after a five-year absence, returned to work in a co-starring role with Randolph Scott in the western Seven Men from Now (1956), produced by her friend Wayne, and had a substantial role in The Tattered Dress (1957).
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    In January 1954, in a court in Santa Monica, California, Russell pleaded guilty to a charge of drunkenness, receiving a $150 fine.
    More Details Hide Details The fine was in lieu of a jail sentence, with the provision that she not use intoxicants or attend night spots for two years. In the same court session, she received a continuance on a charge of driving while drunk.
  • 1947
    Age 22
    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.
    More Details Hide Details She had started drinking on the set of The Uninvited to ease her paralyzing stage fright and lack of confidence. Alcohol made a shambles of her career, appearance and personal life.
  • TEENAGE
  • 1943
    Age 18
    At the age of 19 she made her film debut in the 1943 film Henry Aldrich Gets Glamour.
    More Details Hide Details Russell appeared in several more films in the early and mid-1940s, the most notable being The Uninvited (1944) with Ray Milland and Our Hearts Were Young and Gay (1944), in which she co-starred with Diana Lynn. Russell later appeared in the more popular films Calcutta (1947) with Alan Ladd and the two with John Wayne, Angel and the Badman (1947) and Wake of the Red Witch (1948).
  • 1942
    Age 17
    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.
    More Details Hide Details Although she was almost clinically shy and had no acting experience, Paramount had great expectations for her and employed an acting coach to work with her.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1924
    Born
    Born on September 21, 1924.
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