Gail Russell (I) (1924–1961)


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Gail Russell was born in Chicago, Illinois, on September 21, 1924. She remained in the Windy City, going to school until her parents moved to California when she was 14. She was an above-average student in school and upon graduation from Santa Monica High School was signed by Paramount Studios. Because of her ethereal beauty, Gail was to be groomed... See full bio »

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The Uninvited Stella Meredith
(1944)
Angel and the Badman Penelope Worth
(1947)
Calcutta Virginia Moore
(1946)
Night Has a Thousand Eyes Jean Courtland
(1948)

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 1961 The Silent Call
Flore Brancato
 1960 Manhunt (TV Series)
Mrs. Clarke
- Matinee Mobster (1960) ... Mrs. Clarke
 1960 The Rebel (TV Series)
Cassandra Bannister
- Noblesse Oblige (1960) ... Cassandra Bannister
 1958 No Place to Land
Lynn Dillon
 1957 The Tattered Dress
Carol Morrow
 1956 7 Men from Now
Annie Greer
 1956 Studio 57 (TV Series)
Jane Finley
- Time, Tide and a Woman (1956) ... Jane Finley
 1951 Air Cadet
Janet Page
 1950 The Lawless
Sunny Garcia
 1950 Captain China
Kim Mitchell
 1949 The Great Dan Patch
Cissy Lathrop
 1949 El Paso
Susan Jeffers
 1949 Song of India
Princess Tara
 1948 Wake of the Red Witch
Angelique Desaix
 1948 Moonrise
Gilly Johnson
 1948 Night Has a Thousand Eyes
Jean Courtland
 1947 Variety Girl
Gail Russell
 1947 Angel and the Badman
Penelope Worth
 1946 Calcutta
Virginia Moore
 1946 The Bachelor's Daughters
Eileen MacFarland
 1946 Our Hearts Were Growing Up
Cornelia Otis Skinner
 1945 Duffy's Tavern
Gail Russell
 1945 The Unseen
Elizabeth Howard
 1945 Salty O'Rourke
Barbara Brooks
 1944 Our Hearts Were Young and Gay
Cornelia Otis Skinner
 1944 The Uninvited
Stella Meredith
 1944 Lady in the Dark
Barbara (at 17)
 1943 Henry Aldrich Gets Glamour
Virginia Lowry
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Other Works:

(11/16/46) Radio: Appeared (as "Eileen MacFarland") in a "This Is Hollywood" production of "The Bachelor's Daughters".

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Height:

5' 7" (1.7 m)
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Personal Quote:

For my first test they put me into an evening gown. I had never even worn high heels before--or makeup of any kind. To say I was self-conscious is understatement plus. A week later they cast me in a Henry Aldrich picture, wearing a bathing suit and a transparent raincoat. It had been raining and there was a large puddle across from the studio commissary where the scene was to be shot. Of course ... See more »

Trivia:

Had an affair with John Wayne during the filming of Angel and the Badman (1947). Wayne later admitted that the affair almost caused the breakup of his marriage to Esperanza Baur, to whom he had been married little over a year. See more »

Star Sign:

Virgo

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