Rosalind Russell

Highest Rated: 98% His Girl Friday (1940)
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

Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
No Score Yet Life Is a Banquet: The Rosalind Russell Story Actor 2009
No Score Yet Mrs. Pollifax-Spy Emily Pollifax Screenwriter 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
No Score Yet The Trouble With Angels Mother Superior 1966
No Score Yet Five Finger Exercise Louise Harington 1962
69% 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
No Score Yet 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 Flight for Freedom Tonie Carter 1943
No Score Yet 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 Fast and Loose Garda Sloane 1939
92% The Women Sylvia Fowler 1939
88% 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
No Score Yet 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
No Score Yet 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 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

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