Jane Russell, the voluptuous actress known for her roles in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes and her screen debut The Outlaw along with her lifelong work as an advocate for adoption, passed away yeserday in Santa Maria, CA. She was 89.
1943's "The Outlaw" saw her provocative turn in a low-cut blouse led to her becoming a favorite pinup girl of soldiers during both World War II and the Korean War
She appeared in almost two dozen films in the 1940's, 50's and 60's including The Young Widow, and then she was cast with some of the most popular leading men of the time -- Bob Hope in 1948's The Paleface; two incendiary pairings with Robert Mitchum (His Kind of Woman, Macao); co-starring with Victor Mature and Vincent Price in The Las Vegas Story, with Frank Sinatra and Groucho Marx in 1951's Double Dynamite, and with Clark Gable and Robert Ryan in The Tall Men
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