Monday, February 28, 2011

Jane Russell, R. I. P.

Jane Russell, Voluptuous Star of Westerns, Dies at 89 - "Jane Russell, the voluptuous actress at the center of one of the most highly publicized censorship episodes in movie history, the long-delayed release of the 1940s western “The Outlaw,” died on Monday at her home in Santa Maria, Calif. She was 89.

The cause was a respiratory-related illness, her daughter-in-law, Etta Waterfield, said."

Hat tip to Jeff Meyerson.


Bud said...

Great screen presence. The camera loved her. She managed to move through the minefields of Howard Hughes and Hollywood pretty well.
Quite a woman!

Bill Crider said...

I agree, Bud. One of the last of the real "movie stars."