Happy Birthday Jane Russell! June 21, 1921 - February 28, 2011 Known for her sultry looks and famous figure, Jane Russell was a favorite pin up for GIs in the 1940s-1950s. She was discovered by Howard Hughes and quickly rose to stardom when photos of her in low-cut costumes and swim suits were released as publicity shots before her first movie was even released.

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Happy Birthday! Jane Russell (June 21, 1921- February 28, 2011)

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Jane Russell maybe at the public library. Russell (1921-2011) was signed by Howard Hughes for The Outlaw (1943), the film that was to make her famous. The film was not a classic by any means, but was geared to show off Jane’s ample physical assets. Although made in 1941, it was not released until 1943 and then only on a limited basis due to the way the film portrayed Jane’s figure. It was hard to pass the censorship board. When it gained general release in 1946, it was a smash at the box off...

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