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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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We lived first in Chicago, came gypsying to California. When my family first came here it was a vacation, really. Then we put a down payment on a house and a down payment on some furniture. My brother went into the Army and one by one pieces of furniture went.

When I was discovered for the movies I was sleeping on the living room floor on newspapers. I went for my first interview with paint all ... See more »

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Had an affair with John Wayne during the filming of Angel and the Badman (1947). Wayne later admitted that the affair almost caused the breakup of his marriage to Esperanza Baur, to whom he had been married little over a year. See more »

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