Jane Russell 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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2 Responses to “Jane Russell Obituary”

  1. Landman says:

    What a Beautiful Woman Jane Russell was. I not only loved her in the movies she made, but also on the occasional talk show she would be on. She was so down to earth. And no Woman could wear a sweater better than Jane!!!!!!!! Rest in Peace Dear Lady.

  2. Scatter says:

    She was a beautiful woman inside as well as out. RIP Jane.

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