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Ernestine Jane Geraldine Peoples (Russell)

Birthplace: Bemidji, Beltrami County, Minnesota, United States
Death: February 28, 2011 (89)
Santa Maria, Santa Barbara County, California, United States (Respiratory illness)
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Roy William Russell and Geraldine Russell
Wife of Roger Wyatt Barrett and John Calvin Peoples
Ex-wife of Bob Waterfield
Mother of Private; Private and Private
Sister of Private and Private

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About Jane Russell

Ernestine Jane Geraldine Russell (June 21, 1921 – February 28, 2011), generally known as Jane Russell, was an American film actress, and was one of Hollywood's leading sex symbols in the 1940s and 1950s.

Russell moved from the Midwest to California, where she had her first film role in 1943 with The Outlaw. In 1947 Russell delved into music before returning to films. After starring in multiple films in the 1950s, 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 the World Adoption International Fund. 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.


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Jane Russell's Timeline

June 21, 1921
Bemidji, Beltrami County, Minnesota, United States
February 28, 2011
Age 89
Santa Maria, Santa Barbara County, California, United States