Collection consists of scripts, clippings, pressbooks, scrapbooks, programs, photographs,
awards, records, correspondence, and miscellaneous material related to the career of
actress, Rosalind Russell. Also includes papers related to Frederick Brisson.
Rosalind Russell was born in Waterbury, CT, on June 4, 1912; attended Marymount College,
NY, and American Academy of Dramatic Artists, NY; she made her film debut in "Evelyn
Prentice" (1934); she played many dramatic roles until she found her place in comedies;
her star status was confirmed with her role in "The Women" (1939); the winner of numerous
awards, she was awarded the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award for her charity work in
1927; she was married to producer Frederick Brisson, who helped manage her career; among
her many credits are: "Craig's Wife" (1936), "My Sister Eileen" (1942), "Sister Kenny"
(1946), "Auntie Mame" (1958), and "Gypsy" (1962); she died of cancer, Nov. 28, 1976.
Copyright has not been assigned to the Performing Arts Special Collections, UCLA. All
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to the Arts Special Collections Librarian. Permission for publication is given on behalf
of the Arts Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to
include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained.
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