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Actress

Rosalind Russell, American actress. Recipient Jean Hersholt Humanitarian award Academy Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, 1972. Roman Catholic. member Los Angeles Mayor’s Celebrity Committee, National Council on Arts, 1972, National Commision on Arthritis and Related Musculo-skelatal Diseases, 1975. Board of directors Center Theater Group. Elizabeth Kenny Institute, Los Angeles International Film Exposition.

Background

Russell, Rosalind was born on June 4, 1911 in Waterbury, Connecticut, United States. Daughter of James and Clara (McKnight) Russell.

Education

Student Marymount College, Tarrytown, New York, 1926-1928. Doctor Fine Arts, University of Portland, 1967.

Career

1 son, Lance. Played in summer stock company, Lake Placid, New York, 1931-1932. Appeared on New York stage (Theater Guild), 1932. The Garrick Gaieties, Company Coming, Talent.

In motion pictures for Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1935-1941. Free lance actress from 1941. Formed (with husband) producing company, Independent Artists, 1947.

Starred in 51 films, including Craig’s Wife, Night Must Fall, The Citadel, The Women, His Girl Friday, No Time for Comedy, Take A Letter Darling, My Sister Eileen, Flight for Freedom, Sister Kenny, Mourning Becomes Electra, The Velvet Touch, Tell It to the Judge, A Woman of Distinction, Never Wave At A WAC, Picnic, Auntie Mame, A Majority of One, Five Finger Exercise, Gypsy, The Trouble With Angels, Oh Dad, Poor Dad, Mama’s Hung You in the Closet and I’m Feelin’ So Sad, Where Angels Go… Trouble Follows, Mistress Pollifax—Spy. Starred on Broadway in Wonderful Town, 1953, Auntie Mame, 1956, and on Columbia Broadcasting System-television in Wonderful Town, 1958. Chairman Executive Committee Cedars-Sinai Hospital Women’s Guild, 1967.

Member Los Angeles Mayor’s Celebrity Committee, National Council on Arts, 1972, National Commision on Arthritis and Related Musculo-skelatal Diseases, 1975. Board of directors Center Theater Group. Elizabeth Kenny Institute, Los Angeles International Film Exposition.

Trustee St. John’s Hospital, Motion Picture Relief Fund.

Membership

Member Los Angeles Mayor’s Celebrity Committee, National Council on Arts, 1972, National Commision on Arthritis and Related Musculo-skelatal Diseases, 1975. Board of directors Center Theater Group. Elizabeth Kenny Institute, Los Angeles International Film Exposition.

Connections

Married Frederick Brisson, October 25, 1941.

father:
James Russell

mother:
Clara (McKnight) Russell

spouse:
Frederick Brisson