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Rosalind Russell (I) (1907–1976)


The middle of seven children, she was named after the S.S. Rosalind at the suggestion of her father, a successful lawyer. After receiving a Catholic school education, she went to the American Academy of Dramatic Art in New York, having convinced her mother that she intended to teach acting. In 1934, with some stock company work and a little ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 4 Oscars. Another 12 wins & 5 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

His Girl Friday
His Girl Friday Hildy Johnson
(1940)
Auntie Mame
Auntie Mame Mame Dennis
(1958)
Gypsy
Gypsy Rose Hovick
(1962)
The Trouble with Angels
The Trouble with Angels Mother Superior
(1966)

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 1972 The Crooked Hearts (TV Movie)
Laurita Dorsey
 1967 Rosie!
Rosie Lord
 1959 Startime (TV Series)
Host
 1958 Wonderful Town (TV Movie)
Ruth Sherwood
 1956 General Electric Theater (TV Series)
Cynthia
- The Night Goes On (1956) ... Cynthia
 1955 The Loretta Young Show (TV Series)
Guest Hostess
- Week-End in Winnetka (1955) ... Guest Hostess
- Fear Me Not (1955) ... Guest Hostess
 1955 The Girl Rush
Kim Halliday
 1953 Never Wave at a WAC
Jo McBain
 1951 Schlitz Playhouse (TV Series)
 1948 The Velvet Touch
Valerie Stanton / Actress in 'Hedda Gabler': Hedda Gabler
 1943 Flight for Freedom
Tonie Carter
 1941 They Met in Bombay
Anya Von Duren
 1940 No Time for Comedy
Linda Paige Esterbrook
 1938 Four's a Crowd
Jean Christy
 1938 Man-Proof
Elizabeth Kent
 1937 Night Must Fall
Olivia
 1936 Under Two Flags
Lady Venetia Cunningham
 1936 It Had to Happen
Beatrice Newnes
 1935 Rendezvous
Joel
 1935 China Seas
Sybil
 1935 Reckless
Josephine (Jo) Mercer
 1935 West Point of the Air
Dare Marshall
 1935 The Casino Murder Case
Doris Reed
 1935 The Night Is Young
Countess Zarika Rafay
 1934 Forsaking All Others
Eleanor
 1934 The President Vanishes
Sally Voorman
 1934 Evelyn Prentice
Mrs. Harrison
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Other Works:

Stage: Appeared (as "Mame") in "Auntie Mame" on Broadway. Directed by Morton DaCosta. See more »

Publicity Listings:

3 Print Biographies | 1 Interview | 3 Articles | 2 Pictorials | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

Alternate Names:

Rosalind Russell Brisson | C.A. McKnight

Height:

5' 8" (1.73 m)
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Personal Quote:

Success is a public affair. Failure is a private funeral. See more »

Trivia:

Is one of 20 actresses who did not receive an Oscar nomination for their Best Actress in a Comedy/Musical Golden Globe-winning performance; hers being for A Majority of One (1961) and Gypsy (1962). The others, in chronological order, are: June Allyson for Too Young to Kiss (1951), Ethel Merman for Call Me Madam (1953), Jean Simmons for Guys and Dolls (1955), Taina Elg and Kay Kendall for Les Girls... See more »

Nickname:

Roz

Star Sign:

Gemini

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