Rosalind Russell

Born Jun 4, 1907

Rosalind Russell 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.… Read More

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1907 Birth Born on June 4, 1907.


1935 28 Years Old She quickly rose to fame, and by 1935, was seen as a replacement for actress Myrna Loy, as she took many roles for which Loy was initially set.
1936 29 Years Old In her first years in Hollywood, Russell was characterized, both in her personal life and film career, as a sophisticated lady. This dissatisfied Russell, who claimed in a 1936 interview: … Read More


1939 32 Years Old In 1939, she was cast as catty gossip Sylvia Fowler in the all-female comedy The Women, directed by George Cukor. … Read More
1941 34 Years Old On October 25, 1941, Russell married Danish-American producer Frederick Brisson, son of actor Carl Brisson. … Read More


…  Russell reprised her starring role for a 1958 television special.
1966 59 Years Old Russell was the logical choice for reprising her role as Auntie Mame when its Broadway musical adaptation Mame was set for production in 1966, but she declined for health reasons. … Read More


1972 65 Years Old …  She received a Special Academy Award, the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award, in 1972, which came with an Oscar statuette.
1976 70 Years Old Russell died of breast cancer on November 28, 1976. … Read More
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