Ernestine Jane Geraldine Russell (June 21, 1921 – February 28, 2011) was an American film actress and one of Hollywood's leading sex symbols in the 1940s and 1950s.
Russell moved from the Midwestern United States to California, where she had her first film role in 1943 in Howard Hughes' The Outlaw. In 1947, Russell delved into music before returning to films. After starring in several films in the 1950s, including Gentlemen Prefer Blondes in 1953, Russell again returned to music while completing several other films in the 1960s. She starred in more than 20 films throughout her career.
Russell married three times, adopted three children, and in 1955 founded Waif, the first international adoption program. She received several accolades for her achievements in films, including having her hand and footprints immortalized in the forecourt of Grauman's Chinese Theatre, and having a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Birth and Death Data: Born June 21st, 1921 (Bemidji), Died February 28th, 2011 (Santa Maria)
Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1953 - 1955
Roles Represented in DAHR: vocalist
|Company||Matrix No.||Size||First Recording Date||Title||Primary Performer||Description||Role||Audio|
|Decca||88025||5/26/1955||You're driving me crazy||Jane Russell||vocalist|
|Decca||88029||5/26/1955||I've got five dollars||Jane Russell||vocalist|
|Decca||88031||5/26/1955||Daddy||Anita Ellis ; Jane Russell||vocalist|
|Decca||88032||5/26/1955||Ain't misbehavin'||Jane Russell ; Alan Young||vocalist|
|Decca||88033||5/26/1955||My funny Valentine||Jane Russell||vocalist|
|Decca||L 7425||10/23/1953||Hollywood Red Riding Hood||Jane Russell||vocalist|
|Decca||L 7426||10/23/1953||Hollywood Cinderella||Jane Russell||vocalist|
|Decca||L 7465||11/16/1953||Do Lord||Beryl Davis ; Connie Haines ; Della Russell ; Jane Russell||vocalist|
|Decca||L 7466||11/16/1953||I'm really livin'||Beryl Davis ; Connie Haines ; Della Russell ; Jane Russell||vocalist|
|Decca||L 7467||11/18/1953||Medley: I've got the joy ; Oil in my lamp ; Summertime in my heart ; Make a joyful noise unto the Lord||Beryl Davis ; Connie Haines ; Della Russell ; Jane Russell||vocalist|
|Decca||L 7468||11/18/1953||Medley: Talkin' about the Lord ; Forgive me Lord ; Ev'ryday with Jesus||Beryl Davis ; Connie Haines ; Della Russell ; Jane Russell||vocalist|
|Decca||L 7668||5/8/1954||Forevermore-1||Johnny Desmond||vocalist|
|Decca||L 7669||5/8/1954||Backward, turn backward-1||Johnny Desmond||vocalist|
|Decca||L 7678||5/10/1954||Pamper me||Jane Russell||vocalist|
|Decca||L 7679||5/10/1954||One Arabian night||Jane Russell||vocalist|
|Decca||L 7696||5/20/1954||Give me that old time religion||The Four Girls||vocalist|
|Decca||L 7697||5/20/1954||The world is not my home||The Four Girls||vocalist|
|Decca||L 7698||5/20/1954||Somewhere list'nin'||The Four Girls||vocalist|
|Decca||L 7699||5/20/1954||Jacob's ladder||The Four Girls||vocalist|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Russell, Jane," accessed October 21, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/341561.
Russell, Jane. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved October 21, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/341561.
"Russell, Jane." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 21 October 2020.
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