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Overview (5)

Born in Elmira, New York, USA
Died in Los Angeles, California, USA
Birth NameRobert Stanton Waterfield
Nickname Buckets
Height 6' 1" (1.85 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Robert Waterfield was born on July 26, 1920 in Elmira, New York, USA as Robert Stanton Waterfield. He was a producer and actor, known for Triple Threat (1948), Run for the Sun (1956) and The King and Four Queens (1956). He was married to Janet Ann Green and Jane Russell. He died on March 25, 1983 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

Spouse (3)

Janet Ann Green (29 June 1976 - 25 March 1983) (his death)
Jane Russell (24 April 1943 - 30 July 1968) (divorced) (3 children)
Jane Russell (24 April 1943 - 1968)

Trivia (14)

Quarterback and coach for Los Angeles Rams pro football team.
Inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame, 1965.
Went to Van Nuys High School (Los Angeles).
Quarterback for the Cleveland Rams (1945) and Los Angeles Rams (1946-1952).
On 2 February 1967, Jane Russell filed for divorce from Waterfield; it was granted in July 1968.
On 12 January 1959, he joined the Los Angeles Rams as a coach. He was Head Coach from 1960 - 1962.
Drafted in the 3rd round (42nd overall) by the Cleveland (later Los Angeles) Rams in 1944 as a future selection (Waterfield was in the Army)
Named NFL's Most Valuable Player in his rookie season (1945)
Shared QB duties with fellow HOF'er Norm Van Brocklin in 1950.
Jane Russell was his high school sweetheart.
In 1955, Waterfield and Russell formed Russ-Field Productions. Under this banner, they made Gentlemen Marry Brunettes (1955), The King and Four Queens (1956), Run for the Sun (1956), and The Fuzzy Pink Nightgown (1957).
Adopted a girl, Tracy Waterfield, and two boys, Tommy Waterfield and Buck Waterfield, with Jane Russell.
Ranks 68th on NFL All-Time Passes Intercepted List (128).
Biography in: "The Scribner Encyclopedia of American Lives". Volume One, 1981-1985, pages 844-845. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1998.

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