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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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Angel and the Badman
Angel and the Badman Penelope Worth
(1947)
Seven Men from Now
Seven Men from Now Annie Greer
(1956)
Wake of the Red Witch
Wake of the Red Witch Angelique Desaix
(1948)
Moonrise
Moonrise Gilly Johnson
(1948)

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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 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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(11/16/46) Radio: Appeared (as "Eileen MacFarland") in a "This Is Hollywood" production of "The Bachelor's Daughters".

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I have hand trouble. Unconsciously I clasp my hands and then start wringing them. It's getting to be a gag now on the set. Director John Farrow ("Calcutta" and "The Night Has a Thousand Eyes") had a stock line to deliver every time my hands wouldn't behave. It was, 'Hands, Gail, cut.' They finally tied my hands to my sides with handkerchiefs. See more »

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Although only weighing about 100 pounds, she was a talented archer and used a 48lb draw bow. She could hit a two foot target at one hundred yards. See more »

Star Sign:

Virgo

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