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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
Seven Men from Now
Seven Men from Now Annie Greer
Wake of the Red Witch
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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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[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 »


Her death certificate and the California State Death Record shows her date of death as August 27, 1961. Many sources give her date of death as August 26, possibly because her body, found on August 27, had been dead for at least a day. But August 27 is the official date of death. See more »

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