Russell, Rosalind

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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

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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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Role Title Holding Repository
creatorOf Fawcett, Novice G., 1909-. Eileen Heckart papers, ca. 1930-[ongoing]. Ohio State University Libraries
referencedIn Riverón, Enrique. Enrique Riverón papers, 1918-1990s. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Cerf, Bennett, 1898-1971. Bennett Cerf papers, ca. 1898-1977. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
referencedIn Frederick Brisson papers, 1934-1984 The New York Public Library. Billy Rose Theatre Division.
creatorOf Kenny, Elizabeth, 1886-1952. Elizabeth Kenny papers, 1862-2001 (bulk 1942-1952). Minnesota Historical Society, Division of Archives and Manuscripts
creatorOf Brown, Chamberlain. Chamberlain and Lyman Brown papers, 1849-1961. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Brisson, Frederick, 1913-1984. Frederick Brisson papers, 1934-1984. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Lawrence and Lee papers, 1917-1974 The New York Public Library. Billy Rose Theatre Division.
referencedIn The Railroad hour, radio program [sound recording], 1948-1954 The New York Public Library. Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound.
referencedIn Joshua Logan Papers, 1723-1992, (bulk 1940-1980) Manuscript Division, Library of Congress
referencedIn Lynes, George Platt, 1907-1955. George Platt Lynes Collection, 1926-1997, (bulk 1930s-1940s). Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center
referencedIn Elizabeth Kenny papers., 1862-2001 (bulk 1942-1952). Minnesota Historical Society.
creatorOf Rosalind Russell Papers, 1930-1970 University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Performing Arts Special Collections.
referencedIn Logan, Joshua. Papers of Joshua Logan, 1723-1992 (bulk 1940-1980). Library of Congress
referencedIn Jo Mielziner papers, 1903-1976 The New York Public Library. Billy Rose Theatre Division.
creatorOf Vol. lx a (ff. ). 11 Sept. 1950 -28 Mar. 1952.Augustus Dudley Peters, literary agent: Mary Herring, secretary to Sir T M Rattigan: Rattigan Productions: Correspondence, including enclosures, of A. D. Peters, and other members of his staff, with Sir ... British Library
referencedIn American Vaudeville Museum collection, 1845-2007, (bulk 1910-1940) University of Arizona Libraries, Special Collections
referencedIn June, Raymond S. Raymond S. June papers, 1915-1958. Cornell University Library
referencedIn John Eldon Thayer collection of motion picture memorabilia, 1916-1979. Harvard Theatre Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University.
referencedIn Williams, Annie Laurie, 1894-1977. Annie Laurie Williams records, 1922-1971. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
referencedIn Bennett Cerf Papers, ca. 1898-1977. Columbia University. Rare Book and Manuscript Library,
referencedIn Sir, Michael Redgrave, Archive, 1890-1996 V&A Museum: Department of Theatre and Performance
referencedIn Enrique Riverón papers, 1918-1990s Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution
creatorOf Cooper, Betty Miller,. Betty Miller Cooper photograph collection, [1932-1986]. Museum of Performance & Design
referencedIn Morrie Ryskind papers, 1911-1985 The New York Public Library. Billy Rose Theatre Division.
creatorOf Nichols, Dudley, 1895-1960. Collection relating to Eugene O'Neill (1946-1956), and his play "Mourning Becomes Electra." Copley Press, J S Copley Library
referencedIn Hurrell, George, 1904-1992. Photograph portfolios, 1982. Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
referencedIn Chamberlain and Lyman Brown papers, 1849-1961 The New York Public Library. Billy Rose Theatre Division.
referencedIn Souvenir programs for theatrical productions, 1906-2005. Harvard Theatre Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University.
creatorOf Russell, Rosalind. Papers, 1930-1970. University of California, Los Angeles
referencedIn Higgins Family papers, 1923-1971 The New York Public Library. Billy Rose Theatre Division.
referencedIn Richard Barr and Clinton Wilder papers, 1935-1982 The New York Public Library. Billy Rose Theatre Division.
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associatedWith American Museum of Vaudeville corporateBody
associatedWith Barr, Richard person
associatedWith Brisson, Frederick person
associatedWith Brown, Chamberlain person
associatedWith Brown, Chamberlain. person
associatedWith Cerf, Bennett, 1898-1971. person
associatedWith Cooper, Betty Miller, person
associatedWith Cullen, Frank, 1936- person
associatedWith Higgins family family
associatedWith Hurrell, George, 1904-1992. person
associatedWith June, Raymond S. person
associatedWith Kenny, Elizabeth, 1886-1952. person
associatedWith Lawrence, Jerome, 1915-2004 person
correspondedWith Logan, Joshua. person
correspondedWith Logan, Joshua. person
associatedWith Lynes, George Platt, 1907-1955. person
associatedWith McNeilly, Donald, 1945- person
associatedWith Mielziner, Jo, 1901-1976 person
associatedWith Railroad Hour Radio Program corporateBody
associatedWith Redgrave, Michael person
associatedWith Riverón, Enrique. person
associatedWith Riverón, Enrique person
associatedWith Ryskind, Morrie, 1895-1985 person
associatedWith Thayer, John Eldon, 1899-1980 person
associatedWith Wilder, Clinton person
associatedWith Williams, Annie Laurie, 1894-1977. person
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Death 1976-11-28

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