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Jane Russell Obituary

Posted by Allan Ellenberger on Feb 28th, 2011
2011
Feb 28

OBITUARY

Jane Russell dies at 89; screen siren had sensational debut in ‘The Outlaw’

 

  

Her provocative performance in the 1943 Howard Hughes film — and the publicity shots posing her in a low-cut blouse while reclined on a stack of hay bales — marked a turning point in moviedom sexuality. She became a bona fide star and a favorite pinup girl of soldiers during World War II

 

By Claudia Luther
Special to the Los Angeles Times
March 1, 2011

 

Jane Russell, the dark-haired siren whose sensational debut in the 1943 film “The Outlaw” inspired producer Howard Hughes to challenge the power and strict morality of Hollywood’s production code, died Monday at her home in Santa Maria, Calif. She was 89.

 

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