Rosalind Russell

Rosalind Russell

Highest Rated: 100% Craig's Wife (1936)

Lowest Rated: 57% Picnic (1955)

Birthday: Jun 4, 1907

Birthplace: Waterbury, Connecticut, USA

A witty and stylish lead actress of stage and screen, Russell tended to play successful career women who were skilled in repartee. She trained at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts, then began her stage career in her early '20s. She debuted onscreen in 1934 and immediately had a very busy film career. At first appearing in routine films, in the '40s she began to specialize in light, sophisticated comedies, for which she had a unique talent. In the '50s her career briefly declined and she went to Broadway, where she starred in three successful productions. One of these was Auntie Mame, later made into a film in which she reprised her stage role (1958). She went on to appear in a handful of films before she was struck by crippling arthritis. Known for her charity work, in 1972 she received the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award, a special Oscar. Russell received four Academy Award nominations during her career. She was married to producer Frederick Brisson. She authored an autobiography, Life is a Banquet.


Highest Rated Movies



No Score Yet Life Is a Banquet: The Rosalind Russell Story Actor 2009
No Score Yet Mrs. Pollifax-Spy Screenwriter Emily Pollifax 1971
No Score Yet Where Angels Go---Trouble Follows! Mother Superior 1968
No Score Yet Oh Dad, Poor Dad, Mamma's Hung You in the Closet and I'm Feelin' So Sad Madame Rosepettle 1967
No Score Yet Rosie! Rosie Lord 1967
75% The Trouble With Angels Mother Superior 1966
No Score Yet Five Finger Exercise Louise Harington 1962
64% Gypsy Rose Hovick 1962
60% A Majority of One Mrs. Jacoby 1961
93% Auntie Mame Mame Dennis 1958
57% Picnic Rosemary Sidney 1955
No Score Yet Never Wave at a WAC Jo McBain 1953
No Score Yet A Woman of Distinction Susan Middlecott 1950
No Score Yet Tell It to the Judge Marsha Meredith 1949
No Score Yet The Velvet Touch Valerie Stanton 1948
60% Mourning Becomes Electra Actor 1947
No Score Yet Sister Kenny Elizabeth Kenny 1946
No Score Yet She Wouldn't Say Yes Susan Lane 1945
No Score Yet Roughly Speaking Louise Randall Pierson 1945
No Score Yet What a Woman! Carol Ainsley 1943
No Score Yet Flight for Freedom Tonie Carter 1943
80% My Sister Eileen Ruth Sherwood 1942
No Score Yet Take a Letter, Darling (Green-Eyed Woman) A.M. MacGregor 1942
No Score Yet The Feminine Touch Julie Hathaway 1941
No Score Yet They Met in Bombay Anya Von Duren 1941
No Score Yet Design for Scandal Cornelia Porter 1941
No Score Yet No Time for Comedy Linda Paige Esterbrook 1940
98% His Girl Friday Hildy Johnson 1940
No Score Yet This Thing Called Love Ann Winters 1940
No Score Yet Fast and Loose Garda Sloane 1939
92% The Women Sylvia Fowler 1939
89% The Citadel Christine Manson 1938
No Score Yet Four's a Crowd Jean Christy 1938
No Score Yet Man-Proof Elizabeth Kent 1938
No Score Yet Live, Love and Learn Julie Stoddard 1937
No Score Yet Night Must Fall Olivia Grayne 1937
100% Craig's Wife Harriet Craig 1936
No Score Yet Under Two Flags Actor 1936
No Score Yet Trouble for Two Miss Vandeleur 1936
No Score Yet Rendezvous Joel 1935
80% China Seas Sybil Barclay 1935
No Score Yet West Point of the Air Dare 1935
No Score Yet The Casino Murder Case Doris Reed 1935
No Score Yet The Night Is Young Countess Rafay 1935
No Score Yet Reckless Josephine 1935
No Score Yet Forsaking All Others Eleanor 1934
No Score Yet Evelyn Prentice Mrs. Nancy Harrison 1934
No Score Yet The President Vanishes Sally Voorman 1934


Walter Burns says: There's been a light burning in the window for you!

Hildy Johnson says: I jumped out that window a long time ago, Walter.

Mame Dennis says: Life is a banquet, and most poor suckers are starving to death!

Mame Dennis says: Life is a banquet and most poor suckers are starving to death!

Mame Dennis says: Child, how do you see with all that light?

Mame Dennis says: Life's a banquet and most poor suckers are starving to death

Mame Dennis says: Life is a banquet and most poor suckers are starving to death.

Mame Dennis says: Mame Dennis: "Oh, I adore gin!" Claude Upson: Good! I'll get the cards!"

Mame Dennis says: Oh, I adore gin!

Mr. Claude Upson says: Good! I'll get the cards.

Mame Dennis says: "Exclusively what, and restricted to whom?"

Mame Dennis says: Exclusively what and restricted to whom?

Mame Dennis says: Life is a banquet, and most poor suckers are starving to death!