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The passing of a legend … Jane Russell

The passing of a legend … Jane Russell
February 28, 2011 TEAM POPBYTES
Jane Russell

It is a sad day in Hollywood proceeding the Oscars with the news just in of Jane Russell’s death at age 89 of respiratory failure at her home in Santa Maria, CA. The actress is best known for her work in 1953’s Gentleman Prefer Blondes alongside fellow sex symbol Marilyn Monroe but she also gained attention in other rolls like in The Outlaw (1940) a Howard Hughes vehicle that set the censorship board aflutter (and also set Hughes to work designing the worlds first underwire bra especially for her). Her other work includes appearances on broadway, one of the earliest celebrity endorsed stints in Las Vegas, and notoriety as one of the most popular pin-up models of WWII. She will be missed!

Jane Russell