Monday, February 28, 2011

R.I.P. Jane Russell

From CBS News:

Jane Russell dead at 89 years old
Jane Russell, legendary Hollywood sex symbol of the 40s and 50s passes away peacefully in California

Jane Russell passed away at her home in California Monday, surrounded by her children, reports KCOY-TV. The legendary Hollywood sex symbol of the 40s and 50s - described by some as the sassy brunette counterpart to Marilyn Monroe's ditsy blonde bombshell - was 89 years old.

Russell leaves behind three children, six grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren.

Veteran Associated Press Hollywood correspondent Bob Thomas reported in 2000 that Russell was married to her high school sweetheart, Bob Waterfield, for most of her film career. They adopted three children and divorced after 23 years of marriage. Her second marriage, in 1969 to actor Roger Barrett, ended after three months when he died suddenly. In 1972, she married real estate broker and builder John Peoples; he died in April 1999.

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