June 04, 2007

Happy Birthday, Rosalind Russell!


Born this day in 1907 in Waterbury, Connecticut.

I have to confess that the only Russell movie I think I've ever actually seen in the great His Girl Friday with Cary Grant, but durn is she worth watching there. Maybe not the most physically beautiful woman in the world, but she had a certain oomph about her, as if she could thrash you in tennis in the afternoon and match you glass for glass of single malt in the evening, keeping up a steady flow of barbs and wisecracks all the time.

Yes, indeedy.

Posted by Robert at June 4, 2007 08:50 AM | TrackBack

Auntie Mame!

Posted by: rightwingprof at June 4, 2007 09:40 AM

I agree! I love that movie!

And you must watch her in "The Women." One of my favorite classics!

Posted by: GroovyVic at June 4, 2007 01:32 PM

didn't she do all those adult bra and diaper commercials?

Posted by: babs at June 4, 2007 08:59 PM

That was Jane Russell (How to Marry a Millionaire, The Outlaw).

Oh yes, Auntie Mame. That and The Trouble With Angles.

Posted by: Margaret at June 7, 2007 09:40 AM