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Rosalind Russell

Highest Rated:   98% His Girl Friday (1940)
Lowest Rated:   57% Picnic (1955)
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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.

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Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
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 The Trouble With Angels
  • Mother Superior
1966
No Score Yet Five Finger Exercise
  • Louise Harington
1962
69% Gypsy
  • Rose Hovick
1962
No Score Yet A Majority of One
  • Mrs. Jacoby
1961
92% 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 No Time for Comedy
  • Linda Paige Esterbrook
1940
98% His Girl Friday
  • Hildy Johnson
1940
No Score Yet Fast and Loose
  • Garda Sloane
1939
91% The Women
  • Sylvia Fowler
1939
86% 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 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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