Rosella O"Connor Russell was a vaudeville star from about 1912 to the late 1940s on the Columbia circuit.
She was born in the Worcester area of Massachusetts and began her career as a pianist in the silent movie theaters the Palace and the Dreamland in the Boston area.
She moved into vaudeville, joining First Rate (at Lloyd's) Reeves show "Big Burlesque Review" both with a piano act and acting in light comedy routines. Her piano specialty was playing popular tunes of the day in a classical arrangement. Her playing was so popular that it often "stopped" the show, the audience demanding she keep playing.
Newspaper profiles of the day cr her with attending the New England Conservatory of Music, but this cannot be confirmed by their records.
She had one son, Harold Morton, Junior., who died in childhood. She died in February 1, 1952 in the Somerville, Massachusetts area.
Her husband died in May 1956. Blossom Time, September 4, 1943 - October 9, 1943, as Mistress
Kranz Blossom Time, December 26, 1938 - January 1939, as Mistress
Kranz The Love Song, January 13, 1925 - June 6, 1925, as Lizette Springtime of Youth, October 26, 1922 - December 23, 1922, as Pepita The Sweetheart Shop, August 31, 1920 - October 16, 1920, as Daphne.