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RIP Jane Russell
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Author:  BigD [ Tue Mar 01, 2011 7:20 am ]
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Jane Russell, one of Hollywood’s most memorable sex symbols from the 1940s and 1950s who starred in films such as the The Outlaw and Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, died today at her home in Santa Maria, Calif., of a respiratory illness, the Associated Press has confirmed. She was 89 years old.

The Minnesota-born actress was originally discovered by eccentric movie mogul and billionaire Howard Hughes when he signed her to a seven-year contract and cast her in the Billy the Kid pic Outlaw, which rocketed her to near-overnight fame and caused controversy because of the cleavage she showed in the film. Because she was so voluptuous, Russell was a popular pinup during World War II. Over the years, Russell amassed a body of work that saw her share the screen with a bevy of Hollywood stars, notably Frank Sinatra and Groucho Marx (1951′s Double Dynamite), Bob Hope (1948′s The Paleface), Clark Gable (1955′s The Tall Men), and Marilyn Monroe (1953′s Gentlemen Prefer Blondes).

While Russell’s career began to slow in the 1960s and her last film role came in 1970’s Darker Than Amber, she made a return to public consciousness in the 1970s, doing commercials for Playtex’s line of bras for full-figured women.
(http://www.ew.com)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G_lzIj9-nGY

Author:  BourbonTiki [ Tue Mar 01, 2011 8:56 am ]
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With the passing of these true Hollywood icons I sometimes feel that we are losing a lot more than just unique and talented individuals...we are losing important parts of our culture.

In regards to Jane Russell I can only say that an innocent childhood fantasy has also been laid to rest. She was far more attractive to me than Marylin Monroe. Saint Peter look out! Heaven never had it so good!

CW

Author:  Beach Bum Scott [ Tue Mar 01, 2011 2:07 pm ]
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It's a sad day.
The so called TV female sex symbols of today could learn something from her and those like her. Class...

RIP Jane

Author:  JanetMermaid [ Tue Mar 01, 2011 3:46 pm ]
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I like to think that right now she's performing for Mom and Dad. :)

Author:  pappythesailor [ Tue Mar 01, 2011 6:17 pm ]
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I remember seeing The Paleface when I was about nine or ten. For at least that week, I wanted to marry Jane Russell or at least a girl who looked just like her. Also, I wanted to be Bob Hope. :mrgreen:

Author:  JJ Tiki [ Tue Mar 01, 2011 6:49 pm ]
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I doubt that many of the so-called sex symbols of our current time will be as noted 50 and 60 years from now.

Only their silicone will live on...

Author:  Johnny Dollar [ Tue Mar 01, 2011 9:11 pm ]
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JJ Tiki wrote:
Only their silicone will live on...


that is one advantage of vintage boobs... 100% guaranteed all natural.

Author:  rugbymatt [ Wed Mar 02, 2011 1:43 am ]
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BigD wrote:
she made a return to public consciousness in the 1970s, doing commercials for Playtex’s line of bras for full-figured women.
(http://www.ew.com)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G_lzIj9-nGY


Ah yes, I remember them well.

Author:  BourbonTiki [ Wed Mar 02, 2011 9:01 am ]
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pappythesailor wrote:
Also, I wanted to be Bob Hope. :mrgreen:


I might add that since I was not a part of this forum at the time... and not to take the limelight off of Jane Russell.... but when Bob Hope passed away I was in mourning for a week. In rememberance I played golf that day in clown shoes.

CW

Author:  rugbymatt [ Wed Mar 02, 2011 12:25 pm ]
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BourbonTiki wrote:
when Bob Hope passed away I was in mourning for a week. In rememberance I played golf that day in clown shoes.

CW


:thumbsup: :thumbsup:

Author:  Vince Martini [ Wed Mar 02, 2011 6:37 pm ]
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I think the expresion, Va-Va-Voom!!!, was created in honor of Jane Russell. I for one think it would be very appropriate for her tombstone.

Author:  VampiressRN [ Thu Mar 03, 2011 12:39 am ]
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A true icon indeed. Slowly but surely the wonderful Hollywood icons fade into history. :cry:

Author:  Vince Martini [ Fri Mar 04, 2011 7:48 pm ]
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VampiressRN wrote:
A true icon indeed. Slowly but surely the wonderful Hollywood icons fade into history. :cry:


I want to sit at that poker table on high. What a gas that would be!!!

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