Friday, January 7, 2011
Girl Friday - Rosalind Russell
Rosalind Russell wasn't the greatest beauty in Hollywood, but she was a great stage and screen presence -- probably better on the stage actually, where she won a Tony Award in 1953 for the musical Wonderful Town and was even more famous for her role in Auntie Mame. Her ratatatat dialogue with Cary Grant in the 1940 screwball comedy His Girl Friday is some of the greatest in movie history.
Russell was also Catholic, and was married once, for 35 years, until her death in 1976.