Good bye, Jane Russell. You were always one of my favorites.
Jane Russell dies at 89 | Inside Movies | EW.com
Image Credit: Everett CollectionJane 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 billionaire Howard Hughes when he cast her in Outlaw, which rocketed her to overnight fame and caused controversy because of the cleavage she showed in the film. Over the years, Russell starred alongside a bevy of Hollywood stars, including Frank Sinatra, Bob Hope, and Marilyn Monroe.
Her last film role came in 1970’s Darker Than Amber.