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Jane Russell

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

Recordings

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  

Citation

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.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/341561

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