Rosalind Russell (June 4, 1907 â€“ November 28, 1976) was a four-time Academy Award nominated and Tony Award winning American film and stage actress, perhaps best known for her role as a fast-talking newspaper reporter in the Howard Hawks screwball comedy His Girl Friday.
She is the actress (tied with Meryl Streep) with the most Golden Globe Awards (for films) wins, with five. It is notable that she won every Golden Globe that she was nominated for
Rosalind Russell was one of seven siblings born in Waterbury, Connecticut to Clara and James Edward Russell, an Irish-American Catholic family. She was not named after the character from Shakespeare's As You Like It, but rather after the ship on which her parents had travelled. She attended Catholic schools before attending the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York City.
She started her career as a fashion model and in many Broadway shows. In the early 1930s, she began to work for MGM, where she starred in many comedies, such as ...
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The Trouble with Angels is a 1966 comedy film starring Rosalind Russell and Hayley Mills set in a fictional all-girls Catholic boarding school operated by an order of nuns. Russell plays the Mother Superior, who spends the movie at odds with Mary Clancy (Mills), a rebellious teenager, and her misery-loves-company friend Rachel Devery (June Harding).
The movie, which follows an episodic storyline that follows the young women through their high-school years, also stars Marge Redmond (who also appeared as a nun in the television series The Flying Nun) as Sister Liguori, Mary Wickes (who also played a nun in Sister Act, and its sequel Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit) as Sister Clarissa.
The film marked a departure for Mills, who was attempting to emerge from her juvenile leads in Walt Disney-produced teen comedies as a comedic actress in this production directed by Actress/Director Ida Lupino.
The film enjoyed good reviews and enough success to warrant a sequel (Where Angels Go,...
Gypsy is a 1962 musical film made by Warner Bros., about the early life of striptease artist Gypsy Rose Lee. It was produced and directed by Mervyn LeRoy. The screenplay by Leonard Spigelgass was based on the stage musical Gypsy: A Musical Fable with music by Jule Styne, lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, and book by Arthur Laurents, which was in turn loosely based on Lee's book Gypsy: A Memoir. The cinematography was by Harry Stradling, the costume design by Orry-Kelly, Bill Gaskin and Howard Shoup. The film stars Rosalind Russell, Natalie Wood, and Karl Malden. Original Kiss Me, Kate cast member Lisa Kirk dubbed Rosalind Russell's singing voice, but Russell's attempts at singing were rediscovered on scratchy acetate discs and recently made available as supplements on the CD reissue of the film soundtrack. Rosalind Russell's own singing voice, however, can be heard in the film, during the "Rose's Turn" number, for at least half of the song, in "Mr. Goldstone" and the cut numbers "You'll...,
Five Finger Exercise is a 1962 drama film made by Columbia Pictures. It was directed by Daniel Mann and produced by Frederick Brisson from a screenplay by Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett, based on the play by Peter Shaffer.
The film stars Rosalind Russell, Jack Hawkins, Richard Beymer, Maximilian Schell and Annette Gorman
The play premiÃ¨red at the Comedy Theatre in London's West End, and was produced at the Music Box Theatre on Broadway in February, 1959.
Picnic is a 1955 Cinemascope film in Technicolor which tells the story of an ex-college football star turned drifter who arrives in a small Kansas town on Labor Day and is drawn to a girl who's already spoken for. The plot covers a twenty-four hour period, and was considered daring at the time it was produced. It stars William Holden, Kim Novak, Susan Strasberg, Cliff Robertson, Arthur O'Connell, Nick Adams, Betty Field and Rosalind Russell and is sometimes cited as a richly detailed snapshot of midwestern American culture during the 1950s.The screenplay was adapted by Daniel Taradash from William Inge's Pulitzer Prize winning play. Directed by Joshua Logan, Picnic was widely popular and made Kim Novak a star. Rosalind Russell received critical praise for her role as a middle-aged, frustrated schoolteacher. Audiences reacted to it as a realistic, "slice of life" story.The theme song from the movie was a hit. In one scene, the theme...
Sister Kenny is a 1946 biographical film which tells the life story of Sister Elizabeth Kenny, an Australian bush nurse, who fought to help people who suffered from polio, despite opposition from the medical establishment. It stars Rosalind Russell, Alexander Knox, Dean Jagger, Philip Merivale and Beulah Bondi.The movie was adapted by Milton Gunzburg (uncredited), Alexander Knox, Mary McCarthy and Dudley Nichols from the book And They Shall Walk, by Elizabeth Kenny and Martha Ostenso. It was directed by Nichols.It was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actress (Rosalind Russell)....
My Sister Eileen originated as a series of short stories by Ruth McKenney that eventually evolved into a book, a play, a musical, two films, and a television series.
The autobiographical stories originally were published in The New Yorker, then collected and published as the book My Sister Eileen in 1938. It centers on two sisters from Ohio who move to a basement apartment in the Greenwich Village section of New York City to order to pursue their careers. Older, sensible Ruth aspires to be a writer, while Eillen dreams of success on the stage. A variety of oddball characters bring color and humor to their lives.
The stories were adapted for the stage by Joseph Fields and Jerome Chodorov. The Broadway production, directed by George S. Kaufman, opened on December 26, 1940 at the Biltmore Theatre and moved three times before finally completing its run of 864 performances on January 16, 1943. The opening night cast included Shirley Booth as Ruth and Jo Ann Sayers as Eileen, with Richard...,
His Girl Friday is a 1940 screwball comedy, a remake of the 1931 film The Front Page, itself an adaptation by Charles Lederer, Ben Hecht and Charles MacArthur of their play of the same name. It was directed by Howard Hawks and is noted for the rapid-fire wit and extremely fast pace of the dialogue.
The film was originally supposed to be a straightforward retelling of The Front Page, with both the editor and reporter being men. However, during auditions, Howard Hawks' secretary read reporter Hildy Johnson's lines. Hawks liked the way the dialogue sounded coming from a woman, and the script was rewritten to make Hildy female (and the ex-wife of editor Walter Burns). Most of the original dialogue and all of the characters' names were left the same.
The title is an inversion of the expression "Man Friday."
The film was #19 on American Film Institute's 100 Years, 100 Laughs, and has been selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry.
Cary Grant plays Walter Burns...,
The Women is a comedy of manners by Clare Boothe Luce.The play is an acidic commentary on the pampered lives and power struggles of various wealthy Manhattan socialites and up-and-comers and the gossip that propels and damages their relationships. While men frequently are the subject of their lively discussions and play an important role in the action on-stage, they are strictly characters mentioned but never seen.The original Broadway production, directed by Robert B. Sinclair, opened on December 26, 1936 at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre, where it ran for 657 performances with an all-female cast that included Arlene Francis, Ilka Chase, and Marjorie Main.After seven previews, a revival directed by Morton Da Costa opened on April 25, 1973 at the 46th Street Theatre, where it ran for only 63 performances. The cast included Dorothy Loudon, Myrna Loy, Alexis Smith, Kim Hunter, Rhonda Fleming, Jan Miner, and Camila Ashland. Other productions have starred Gloria Swanson and Elaine Stritch...
The Citadel is a 1938 film based on the novel by A. J. Cronin, first published in 1937. There have also been several television adaptions—see The Citadel (television).
It was nominated for Oscars in 4 categories: Best Picture, Best Actor (Robert Donat), Direction, and Adapted Screenplay.
It won the Best Picture Awards from the New York Film Critics Circle and the National Board of Review. The film is a New York Times Critics' Pick and is also listed in The New York Times Guide to the Best 1,000 Movies Ever Made.
Under Two Flags is a 1936 adventure film, directed by Frank Lloyd and starring Ronald Colman, Claudette Colbert and Victor McLaglen. It was based on the 19th century novel of the same name by writer Ouida. The film has portions of action and melodrama and was widely popular with audiences of its time.
Victor (Ronald Colman) has taken the blame for his younger brother's crime and joins the French Foreign Legion to escape his past, taking with him his valet, Rake (Herbert Mundin). His commander is the ruthless Major Doyle (Victor McLaglen), who becomes jealous when Cigarette (Claudette Colbert), a cafe singer, sets her sights on Victor. He, however, is more interested in a refined Englishwoman, Lady Venetia (Rosalind Russell), and he eventually dumps Cigarette for her. Then, Doyle sends Victor off on a suicidal mission to get rid of his rival.
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Rosalind Russell was born in Waterbury, Connecticut, New Haven County