People we love: Rosalind Russell


Rosalind Russell, June 4, 1907 – November 28, 1976

Stage and Screen Actress Rosalind Russell was born on this day in 1907.

Best known for her toles as Howard Hawks in His Girl Friday, and Mame Dennis in Auntie Mame, Russell won all five Golden Globes for which she was nominated. She won a Tony in 1954 for her told or ruth in Wonderful Town.

Born in Connecticut, Russell began her career as a fashion model. She appeared in many Broadway shows. In the 1930s, she moved to Hollywood and was under contract with Universal Studios and later at MGM.

Russell was nominated for four Best Actress Academy Awards for My Sister Eileen, Sister Kenney, Mourning Becomes Electra and Auntie Mame. While she didn’t win for any of those roles she received the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award in 1972.

Rosalind Russell died from breast cancer on November 28, 1976. She was 69.

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