Russell, Rosalind

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Dates:
Birth 1907-06-04
Death 1976-11-28
Americans
English

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Epithet: actress

British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000001027.0x00025f

Rosalind Russell was born in Waterbury, CT, on June 4, 1912; attended Marymount College, NY, and American Academy of Dramatic Artists, NY; she made her film debut in Evelyn Prentice (1934); she played many dramatic roles until she found her place in comedies; her star status was confirmed with her role in The women (1939); the winner of numerous awards, she was awarded the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award for her charity work in 1927; she was married to producer Frederick Brisson, who helped manage her career; among her many credits are: Craig's wife (1936), My sister Eileen (1942), Sister Kenny (1946), Auntie Mame (1958), and Gypsy (1962); she died of cancer, Nov. 28, 1976.

Frederick Brisson was born in Copenhagen, Mar. 17, 1912; he began as assoc. producer and publicity man for his father, Carl Brisson; came to Hollywood and operated an advertising, publicity, and talent agency; served in the US Army Air Force during WWII as chief of radio propaganda and special consultant to the Secretary of War; he became a Broadway producer in the 1950s; his many film credits include: Never wave at a WAC, The pajama game, Damn Yankees, and Under the yum yum tree.

From the description of Papers, 1930-1970. (University of California, Los Angeles). WorldCat record id: 40192687

Biography

Rosalind Russell was born in Waterbury, CT, on June 4, 1912; attended Marymount College, NY, and American Academy of Dramatic Artists, NY; she made her film debut in "Evelyn Prentice" (1934); she played many dramatic roles until she found her place in comedies; her star status was confirmed with her role in "The Women" (1939); the winner of numerous awards, she was awarded the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award for her charity work in 1927; she was married to producer Frederick Brisson, who helped manage her career; among her many credits are: "Craig's Wife" (1936), "My Sister Eileen" (1942), "Sister Kenny" (1946), "Auntie Mame" (1958), and "Gypsy" (1962); she died of cancer, Nov. 28, 1976.

Frederick Brisson was born in Copenhagen, Mar. 17, 1912; he began as assoc. producer and publicity man for his father, Carl Brisson; came to Hollywood and operated an advertising, publicity, and talent agency; served in the US Army Air Force during WWII as chief of radio propaganda and special consultant to the Secretary of War; he became a Broadway producer in the 1950s; his many film credits include: "Never Wave At A WAC," "The Pajama Game," "Damn Yankees," and "Under The Yum Yum Tree."

From the guide to the Rosalind Russell Papers, 1930-1970, (University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Performing Arts Special Collections)

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