#218 Jane Russell / Judy Holliday – 21 June 1921

Jane Russell

Jane Russell (born June 21, 1921) is an American film actress and was one of Hollywood’s leading sex symbols in the 1940s and 1950s. In 1940, Russell made her motion picture debut in The Outlaw (1943). There were problems with the censorship of the production code over the way her ample cleavage was displayed. Together with Lana Turner and Rita Hayworth, Russell personified the sensuously contoured sweater girl look, though her measurements of 38D-24-36 and height of 5′ 7″ were more statuesque than her contemporaries. She performed in an assortment of movie roles, which included Calamity Jane, opposite Bob Hope in The Paleface (1948) . Russell was Dorothy Shaw in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953) opposite Marilyn Monroe. She appeared in two movies opposite Robert Mitchum, His Kind of Woman (1951) and Macao (1952). Other co-stars include Frank Sinatra and Groucho Marx in the comedy Double Dynamite (1951); Victor Mature, Vincent Price and Hoagy Carmichael in The Las Vegas Story (1952); Jeff Chandler in Foxfire (1955); andClark Gable and Robert Ryan in The Tall Men (1955).

Judy Holliday

Judy Holliday (born Judith Tuvim; June 21, 1921 – June 7, 1965) was an American actress.Holliday began her career as part of a night-club act, before working in Broadway plays and musicals. Her success in the 1946 stage production of Born Yesterday as “Billie Dawn” led to her being cast in the 1950 film version, for which she won the Academy Award for Best Actress and the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy. She appeared regularly in film during the 1950s. She was noted for her performance on Broadway in the musical Bells Are Ringing, winning a Tony Award for Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Musical and reprising her role in the 1960 film.

Links:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jane_Russell
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Judy_Holliday

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Helmut Heißenbüttel was a German novelist.
Jean-Marie-François-Ferdinand de Broglie was a French politician.
Nick de Angelis was an American artist.
Ray Harrison was an English professional association footballer.
Peter Heyworth was an American-born English music critic and biographer.
Fritz Henke was a Untersturmführer in the Waffen SS who was awarded the Knight’s Cross of the Iron Cross.
William Edwin Self was an American television and feature film producer.
Joan Tetzel was an American actress.
Robert A. Alberty is an American biophysical chemist.
Thomas Morrow Reavley is a senior judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.
Harold Robert Aaron was a general in the U.S. Army.
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Frank Scott was an American musician and arranger.
John Basmajian was a Canadian academic and scientist.
Herschel Baltimore was an American basketball player.

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