Tuesday, March 1, 2011
RIP Jane Russell
Was very saddened to hear of the passing of Jane Russell, one of Hollywood's original and best bombshells. She was from an era where people didn't go to the movies to see reality played back at them, but rather otherwordly fantasies. And she was out of this world: her measurements put most buxom babes to shame. She starred in classic after classic, including a film that premiered underwater, with a scuba gear-clad audience.
After overcoming infertility (she adopted three kids and founded an organization to help place kids with families), alcoholism and the death of two husbands she said, "these days I am a teetotal, mean-spirited, right-wing, narrow-minded, conservative Christian bigot, but not a racist."
Rest in peace, Jane.