Scope and Content
Title: Rosalind Russell Papers,
Date (inclusive): 1930-1970
Collection number: 183
Origination: Russell, Rosalind
Extent: 68 boxes (28.4 linear ft.)
University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Performing Arts Special Collections
Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
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Rosalind Russell Papers, 1930-1970. (Collection 183). Performing Arts Special Collections,
Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.
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.
Frederick Brisson was born in Copenhagen, Mar. 17, 1912; he began as assoc. producer and
publicity man for his father, Carl Brisson; came to Hollywood and operated an
advertising, publicity, and talent agency; served in the US Army Air Force during WWII as
chief of radio propaganda and special consultant to the Secretary of War; he became a
Broadway producer in the 1950s; his many film credits include: "Never Wave At A WAC,"
"The Pajama Game," "Damn Yankees," and "Under The Yum Yum Tree."
Arranged in the following series:
- Awards, dinners, honors
- F.B. military.
Scope and Content
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.