Rosalind Russell

Rosalind Russell
1907 - 1976
Rosalind Russell  American Actress

Rosalind Russell dating history


Rosalind Russell was previously married to Frederick Brisson (1941 - 1976).

Rosalind Russell was in relationships with Agnes Moorehead (1927) and Tim Durant.

Rosalind Russell had encounters with James Stewart (1940), Burgess Meredith (1939) and Cary Grant (1939 - 1940).


American Actress Rosalind Russell was born Catherine Rosalind Russell on 4th June, 1907 in Waterbury, Connecticut, USA and passed away on 28th Nov 1976 Beverly Hills, California, USA aged 69. She is most remembered for The Women, Auntie Mame, His Girl Friday. Her zodiac sign is Gemini.

Rosalind Russell was in 5 on-screen matchups, including Cary Grant in His Girl Friday (1940), Clark Gable in They Met in Bombay (1941), James Stewart in No Time for Comedy (1940), Kirk Douglas in Mourning Becomes Electra (1947) and Forrest Tucker in Auntie Mame (1958).

Rosalind Russell is a member of the following lists: Academy Honorary Award recipients, Mame and American film actors.


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Relationship Statistics

Married1 35 years, 2 months - -
Dating2 - - -
Encounter3 1 year 4 months, 11 days 1 month
Total6 35 years, 2 months 6 years 1 month


First Name Rosalind
Last Name Russell
Full Name at Birth Catherine Rosalind Russell
Alternative Name Rosalind Russell Brisson, `Roz`, Catherine Rosalind Russell, Rosalind Russell
Age 69 (age at death) years
Birthday 4th June, 1907
Birthplace Waterbury, Connecticut, USA
Died 28th November, 1976
Place of Death Beverly Hills, California, USA
Cause of Death Breast Cancer
Buried Holy Cross Cemetery, Culver City
Height 5' 8" (173 cm)
Build Slim
Eye Color Brown - Dark
Hair Color Black
Zodiac Sign Gemini
Sexuality Bisexual
Religion Roman Catholic
Ethnicity White
Nationality American
University Marymount School, Tarrytown, NY, American Academy of Dramatic Art, New York City
Occupation Text Actress, Screenwriter
Occupation Actress
Claim to Fame The Women, Auntie Mame, His Girl Friday
Year(s) Active 1934–1972, 1929–1972
Brand Endorsement (1938) Magazine ad: 1847 Rogers Bros. (silver cutlery)., (1942, 1948) Print ads: Chesterfield cigarettes
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Friend Greer Garson, Merle Oberon, Frank Sinatra, Joan Crawford, Alexis Smith, Craig Stevens, Van Johnson, Loretta Young, Martha Hyer, Cary Grant, Doris Stein, Leland Hayward, Jules Stein, Phyllis Kennedy
Favorite Colors Pink, Red, Green, Blue, Yellow

Catherine Rosalind Russell (June 4, 1907 – November 28, 1976) was an American actress, known for her role as fast-talking newspaper reporter Hildy Johnson in the Howard Hawks screwball comedy His Girl Friday (1940), as well as for her portrayals of Mame Dennis in Auntie Mame (1958) and Rose in Gypsy (1962). A noted comedian, she won all five Golden Globes for which she was nominated. Russell won the Tony Award for Best Actress in a Musical in 1953 for her portrayal of Ruth in the Broadway show Wonderful Town (a musical based on the film My Sister Eileen, in which she also starred). She was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actress four times throughout her career.

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Rosalind Russell69 GeminiActress
Frederick Brisson72 PiscesProducer
James Stewart89 TaurusActor
Burgess Meredith89 ScorpioActor
Cary Grant82 CapricornActor
Agnes Moorehead73 SagittariusActress
Tim Durant85 LibraSocialite


NameGenderBornAgeOther Parent
Lance BrissonMale7th May, 194379 years oldFrederick Brisson


The Crooked Hearts1972Laurita DorseyTV Movie
Mrs. Pollifax-Spy1971Mrs. PollifaxMovie
Where Angels Go Trouble Follows!1968Mother SuperiorMovie
Oh Dad, Poor Dad, Mamma's Hung You in the Closet and I'm Feelin' So Sad1967Madame RosepettleMovie
Rosie!1967Rosie LordMovie
The Trouble with Angels1966Mother SuperiorMovie
Five Finger Exercise1962Louise HaringtonMovie
Gypsy1962Rose HovickMovie
A Majority of One1961Bertha JacobyMovie
Auntie Mame1958Mame DennisMovie
Wonderful Town1958Ruth SherwoodTV Movie
Picnic1955Rosemary, the School TeacherMovie
The Girl Rush1955Kim HallidayMovie
Never Wave at a WAC1953Jo McBainMovie
G.E. True Theater1953CynthiaTV Show
Schlitz Playhouse1951TV Show
A Woman of Distinction1950Susan Manning MiddlecottMovie
Tell It to the Judge1949Marsha MeredithMovie
The Velvet Touch1948Valerie StantonMovie
Mourning Becomes Electra1947Lavinia MannonMovie
The Guilt of Janet Ames1947Janet AmesMovie
Sister Kenny1946Elizabeth KennyMovie
Roughly Speaking1945Louise Randall PiersonMovie
She Wouldn't Say Yes1945Dr. Susan A. LaneMovie
Flight for Freedom1943Tonie CarterMovie
What a Woman!1943Carol AinsleyMovie
My Sister Eileen1942Ruth SherwoodMovie
Take a Letter, Darling1942A.M. MacGregorMovie
The Feminine Touch1941Julie HathawayMovie
They Met in Bombay1941Anya Von DurenMovie
Design for Scandal1941Judge Cornelia PorterMovie
His Girl Friday1940Hildy JohnsonMovie
No Time for Comedy1940Linda Paige EsterbrookMovie
This Thing Called Love1940Ann WintersMovie
Hired Wife1940Kendal BrowningMovie
Fast and Loose1939Garda SloaneMovie
The Women1939Mrs. Howard Fowler (Sylvia)Movie
Four's a Crowd1938Jean ChristyMovie
The Citadel1938ChristineMovie
Man-Proof1938Elizabeth KentMovie
Live, Love and Learn1937Julie StoddardMovie
Night Must Fall1937Olivia GHRayneMovie
Craig's Wife1936Harriet CraigMovie
Under Two Flags1936Lady Venetia CunninghamMovie
It Had to Happen1936Beatrice NewnesMovie
Trouble for Two1936Miss VandeleurMovie
China Seas1935SybilMovie
Reckless1935Josephine (Jo) MercerMovie
Rendezvous1935Joel CarterMovie
The Casino Murder Case1935Doris ReedMovie
West Point of the Air1935Dare MarshallMovie
The Night Is Young1935Countess Zarika RafayMovie
Evelyn Prentice1934Mrs. Nancy HarrisonMovie
Forsaking All Others1934EleanorMovie
The President Vanishes1934Sally VoormanMovie
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DarkMarcDarkMarcJul 27, 2018

Rosalind Russell was usually known for her comedic talent but as the 1940s progressed Russell sought out roles that challenged her both as an actress and as a person and receiving the acclaim she deserved. Rosalind Russell had gone from being typecast as a pallid ingenue to being typecast as a knockabout comedienne. And while Roughly Speaking had plenty of comedy, Russell proved, with Director Michael Curtiz's help, that she also had the considerable dramatic range the role required. In an interview at the time, the director said that, along with Ingrid Bergman, Russell was "one of the finest actresses in Hollywood. No phony, no fake, no fool the audience." For her part, Russell spoke fondly of the notoriously volatile Hungarian, calling him "a soft pushover when he's off the set, away from the camera. A perfectionist, a terribly hard-working, able, ambitious man driven by a love for his work." Roughly Speaking was a cluttered scrapbook (I don't mean that in a negative way) based on the memoir of Louise Randall Pierson. Rosalind Russell’s character begins life as a daughter of a well-to-do New England patriarch in the early days of the 20th Century. When Father dies leaving debts, Miss Russell hitches her star to secretarial school (where the prim lady dean reprimands her for wearing a skirt that shows her ankles) and begins a wild ride of feast or famine for the next several decades. Her first husband is a banker, a bit of a quiet drudge, but very stable, at least until he decides, after their fourth child is born, that he doesn’t love her. He leaves her. Russell meets a new beau, played by Jack Carson with that wonderful deft way he had of playing both a good guy and a rogue. Mr. Carson doesn’t mind that she’s an independent woman or that she has four kids. They have a great chemistry on screen and play well off each other. They look like they’re having fun. One business booms, then busts. Many events take place as the years roll in the march of time. All of her children contract polio, all but one make a full recovery and the little girl that is affected, we see her struggle with how the early paralysis and later how she able to walk with a brace and a cane. Russell and Carson now a child of their own. A newsboy brings a big black headline to their porch that announces the Great Crash and soon to follow the Great Depression, we then hear the stoic comment by Carson, “I guess the party’s over.” But there is still the underlying all-American optimism that makes them bounce off the canvas, continuing to feed on the faith they have in themselves and their own ingenuity over a montage of “Brother Can You Spare a Dime?” and “We’re In The Money.” At Russell’s 50th birthday party, where all the grown kids come home to help her eat cake and sing the Yale fight song, Rosalind Russell looks up from blowing out her candles to notice out the window over the fairgrounds that the Polish pavilion has turned off its lights. It’s a brief, but quietly dramatic moment in the film. Young people seeing this film for the first time might not be aware of the significance of the statement, but it signals the beginning of World War II when Germany invaded Poland. But the war puts the whole family on active duty. We have the final iconic scene where the boys are leaving at the train station, and the youngest, just 17, hands Mother and Father the permission slip for him to join the service. Afterward, the two aging empty-nesters sitting on the bench in the train station while the camera pulls back and they are lost in a crowd that threatens to swallow them up. Roughly Speaking ends on a note of optimism that Louise and Harold will go on. But even though Roughly Speaking was not a huge hit, it was generally well-received, and was an important film for Rosalind Russell. Based on her excellent performance in Roughly Speaking, and her rapport with Curtiz, Rosalind Russell was considered the leading contender to play Mildred Pierce (1945), Curtiz's next film. But Joan Crawford, who had recently been signed to a contract by Warner Brothers, lobbied hard to win the part. Even though Russell didn't play Mildred, the range she showed in Roughly Speaking did help her get a string of heavily dramatic roles, including her Academy Award nominated one in Mourning becomes Electra (RKO, 1947) and in the only Noir Russell would film The Velvet Touch (RKO, 1948).

Jacqualyn HessionJan 14, 2010

One of the screen`s great leading ladies ...Auntie Mame can never be outdown...

Lilis ASep 20, 2008

Ms Russell was actually Irish-American Catholic not Polish Catholic

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