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Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Women We Love: Rosalind Russell

Object of our affection: Rosalind Russell, actress.

- This woman we love has played many Women We Love on both stage and screen: Sylvia Fowler, Hildy Johnson, Ruth Sherwood, Mame Dennis, Momma Rose and a certain Mother Superior.

- She never won an Oscar (out of nominations for My Sister Eileen, Sister Kenny, Mourning Becomes Electra and Auntie Mame), but she did receive the prestigious Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award from the Academy and five out of five Golden Globes (for the latter three movies, plus A Majority of One and Gypsy).

- Other classics in her filmography include The Women, His Girl Friday, Picnic, The Trouble With Angels and its sequel Where Angels Go, Trouble Follows.
- On Broadway, she won a Tony for Wonderful Town, the musical version of My Sister Eileen. She was also nominated for her Auntie Mame, which she would later recreate on film.

- Turner Classic Movies celebrates her career with a month long tribute starting July 1. Films scheduled, which will air every Tuesday next month, include the TCM premieres of The Guilt of Janet Ames, Craig's Wife, A Majority of One and A Woman of Distinction.


  1. My friend first of all
    congratulations for your blog
    one comment:I am quite sure that the photograph is not of Rusalind Russell, but of Jane Rusell who starred in the Outlaw in 1943.
    R.Russell although quite beautiful in her primes, was never so sensual.
    Second comment:A suggestion of including in the women we love European Stars and Gay Icons like: Gina Lollobrigida, Melina Mercouri etc.
    Keep going

  2. Mmmm. That woman in the picture is Jane Russell, not Rosalind...

  3. Not to dispute your picture, but I could swear that is JANE Russell and not ROSALIND Russell.

  4. Oh. My. God.

    Scotty, the MOVIE DEAREST intern, is SO getting reprimanded for this ...

    My heartfelt apologies to all, especially Ms. Russell ... as in Ms. ROSALIND Russell.

    And, as you can see, the above picture is most definitely one of our Rosalind.


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