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Gail Russell (I) (1924–1961)

Gail Russell was born in Chicago, Illinois, on September 21, 1924. She remained in the Windy City, going to school until her parents moved to California when she was 14. She was an above-average student in school and upon graduation from Santa Monica High School was signed by Paramount Studios. Because of her ethereal beauty, Gail was to be groomed... See full bio »

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 1961 The Silent Call
Flore Brancato
 1960 Manhunt (TV Series)
Mrs. Clarke
- Matinee Mobster (1960) ... Mrs. Clarke
 1960 The Rebel (TV Series)
Cassandra Bannister
- Noblesse Oblige (1960) ... Cassandra Bannister
 1958 No Place to Land
Lynn Dillon
 1957 The Tattered Dress
Carol Morrow
 1956 Studio 57 (TV Series)
 1951 Air Cadet
Janet Page
 1950 The Lawless
Sunny Garcia
 1950 Captain China
Kim Mitchell
 1949 The Great Dan Patch
Cissy Lathrop
 1949 El Paso
Susan Jeffers
 1949 Song of India
Princess Tara
 1948 Night Has a Thousand Eyes
Jean Courtland
 1948 Moonrise
Gilly Johnson
 1945 The Unseen
Elizabeth Howard
 1945 Salty O'Rourke
Barbara Brooks
 1944 Our Hearts Were Young and Gay
Cornelia Otis Skinner
 1944 Lady in the Dark
Barbara (at 17)
 1943 Henry Aldrich Gets Glamour
Virginia Lowry
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[For certain auditions at Paramount, the person was placed in a glass booth which was lit so that they could not see that anyone was outside watching] My coach accompanied me and we read the script together. Then he excused himself. There I stood, sat, or something, for 10 minutes waiting for him to return. Finally they turned on the outside lights and to my horror I saw 15 executives filing away... See more »

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Suffered paralyzing stage fright during the filming of The Uninvited (1944) and suffered a nervous breakdown following its completion. In the role of Stella, the song "Stella by Starlight," which came from the film, is forever associated with Gail. See more »

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