Jane Russell of “The Outlaw” and “Gentlemen Prefer Blondes” Dies at 89 in Santa Monica

Iconic actress Jane Russell of “Gentlemen Prefer Blondes” fame died on February 28, 2011, at the age of 89. She rose to stardom after being discovered by Howard Hughes for the movie, “The Outlaw” in 1943.

jane russellVoluptuous beauty Jane Russell grabbed Howard Hughes attention and launched her movie career with “The Outlaw” then starred with Marilyn Monroe in “Gentlemen Prefer Blondes” a decade later. On Monday, February 28, 2010, Jane Russell died of respiratory failure at age 89.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, Jane Russell died at her home in Santa Monica, California. Her comic sensibility, soft-spoken nature and fabulous figure made Jane Russell famous

RIP

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