Happy Birthday actor Jane Russell (1921–2011)
Born: June 21, 1921 in Bemidji, Minnesota, USA
Died: February 28, 2011 (age 89) in Santa Maria, California, USA
Married to: John Calvin Peoples (31 January 1974 – 9 April 1999) (his death)
Roger Barrett (25 August 1968 – 18 November 1968) (his death)
Bob Waterfield (24 April 1943 – 30 July 1968) (divorced) (3 children)
Yes, Howard Hughes invented a bra for me. Or, he tried to. And one of the seamless ones like they have now. He was way ahead of his time. But I never wore it in The Outlaw (1943). And he never knew. He wasn’t going to take my clothes off to check if I had it on. I just told him I did.
They held up The Outlaw (1943) for five years. And Howard Hughes had me doing publicity for it every day, five days a week for five years.
Publicity can be terrible. But only if you don’t have any.
Sometimes the photographers would pose me in a low-necked nightgown and tell me to bend down and pick up the pails. They were not shooting the pails.
The girl with the summer-hot lips . . . and the winter-cold heart.
The music these kids play nowadays, it’s nothing but screaming and pounding drums! You can’t hear the words, and that’s just as well, because the words stink!
[what she thinks of Hollywood liberals George Clooney, Susan Sarandon and Sean Penn) I think they’re not well.
[why modern Hollywood is so liberal] I think the ’60s have happened between when I was there and now. A lot of the actors and actresses, their parents were ’60s people and they just have a Democratic left wing–they flipped.