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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
 1945 The Unseen
Elizabeth Howard
 1944 Lady in the Dark
Barbara (at 17)
 1943 Henry Aldrich Gets Glamour
Virginia Lowry
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For my first test they put me into an evening gown. I had never even worn high heels before--or makeup of any kind. To say I was self-conscious is understatement plus. A week later they cast me in a Henry Aldrich picture, wearing a bathing suit and a transparent raincoat. It had been raining and there was a large puddle across from the studio commissary where the scene was to be shot. Of course ... See more »

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Her brother, George Russell, who was five years older than Gail, became a musician. See more »

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Virgo

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