VETERAN ACTRESS JANE RUSSELL IS DEAD AT 89

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    LOS ANGELES (AP) – Jane Russell, the brunette who was discovered by Howard Hughes and went on to become one of the biggest stars of the 1940s and ’50s, has died at age 89.

    Russell’s daughter-in-law Etta Waterfield says the actress died Monday at her home in Santa Maria of a respiratory-related illness.

    Hughes, the eccentric billionaire, cast Russell in his sexy, and controversial, 1941 Western "The Outlaw," turning her into an overnight star.

    She would go on to appear opposite such leading men as Frank Sinatra and Bob Hope, as well as fellow actress Marilyn Monroe.

    Although her film career slowed in the 1960s, Russell remained active throughout her life.

    Until her health began to decline a few weeks ago, Waterfield said she remained active singing and working for various causes.

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    CLARK GABLE ~ BORN ON THIS DATE IN 1901

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    William Clark Gable, a film actor who was nicknamed "The King of Hollywood"
    in his heyday. In 1999, the American Film Institute named Gable seventh among
    the greatest male stars of all time. Gable’s most famous role was Rhett Butler in 
    in the 1939 Civil War epic film Gone with the Wind. His performance earned him
    his third nomination for the Academy Award for Best Actor. He  won a Best Actor
    Award in 1934 for It Happened One Night. His final screen appearance was in
    The Misfits in 1961, with co-star Marilyn Monroe, also her last film.

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                              Clark Gable in Gone with the Wind

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                                  Gable and Monroe in The Misfits

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    ‘’JOLTIN’ JOE’’ WAS BORN ON THIS DAY IN 1914

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    Major League Baseball Center Fielder, Joe
    Dimaggio played all 13 years of his career for
    the New York Yankees. He was voted into
    the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1955. Joe  
    was once married  to Marilyn Monroe. 
    He died in 1999 at the age of 84.

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    Marilyn Monroe and  “The Yankee Clipper”.

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    THEIR FINAL FILM APPEARANCE

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    Filming was completed on this date in 1960 for “Misfits,” a movie produced and directed by John Huston. It would be the final film appearance for both stars Clark Gable and  
    Marilyn Monroe. The release date was February,1961.
     

     

     

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