Rosalind Russell (June 4, 1907 – November 28, 1976) was an American actress of stage and screen, known for her role as a fast-talking newspaper reporter in the Howard Hawks screwball comedy His Girl Friday, as well as the role of Mame Dennis in the film Auntie Mame. She won all five Golden Globes for which she was nominated, and Meryl Streep was tied for wins until 2007 when Streep was awarded a sixth. Russell won a Tony Award in 1953 for Best Performance by an Actress in a Musical for her portrayal of Ruth in the Broadway show Wonderful Town (a musical based on the film My Sister Eileen, in which she also starred).
Acting is standing up naked and turning around very slowly.
Success is a public affair. Failure is a private funeral.
At MGM there was a first wave of top stars, and a second wave to replace them in case they got difficult. I was second in line of defence, behind Myrna Loy.
|Full Name at Birth||Catherine Rosalind Russell|
|Other Names||Rosalind Russell Brisson`Roz`|
|Age||69 (age at death)|
|Date of Birth||June 4, 1907|
|Birthplace||Waterbury, Connecticut, USA|
|Date of Death||November 28, 1976|
|Location of Death||Beverly Hills, California, USA|
|Cause of Death||Breast Cancer|
|Height||5' 8" (173 cm)|
|Eye Color||Brown - Dark|
|University||Marymount School, Tarrytown, NYAmerican Academy of Dramatic Art, New York City|
|Claim to Fame||The Women, Auntie Mame, His Girl Friday|
|Brand Endorsements||(1938) Magazine ad: 1847 Rogers Bros. (silver cutlery).(1942, 1948) Print ads: Chesterfield cigarettes|
|Friends||Greer Garson, Merle Oberon, Frank Sinatra, Joan Crawford, Alexis Smith, Craig Stevens, Van Johnson, Loretta Young, Martha Hyer, Cary Grant, Doris Stein, Leland Hayward, Jules Stein, Phyllis Kennedy|
|Favorite Colors||Pink, Red, Green, Blue, Yellow|