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Finding Aid for the Rosalind Russell Papers, 1930-1970
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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 requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing 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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