Rosalind Russell Biography
(Best Known for Her Roles in Films: ‘His Girl Friday’,’ Gypsy’ and ‘Auntie Mame')
Birthday: June 4, 1907 (Gemini)
Born In: Waterbury, Connecticut, United States
Rosalind Russell was an American stage and film actress best known for her comedic and dramatic roles in films such as ‘His Girl Friday’, ‘Auntie Mame’ and ‘Gypsy.’ A popular actress, she won all five Golden Globes for which she was nominated and a Tony Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Musical. She was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actress four times throughout her career and received a Special Academy Award. Born into a conservative Catholic family, she developed an early interest in acting and went to the American Academy of Dramatic Arts after attending Rosemont College and Marymount College. She ventured into acting against the wishes of her parents who had hoped that she would become a teacher. Beautiful and graceful, she began her career as a fashion model and soon ventured into Broadway as a stage actress. After achieving considerable success on the stage she entered films and made her debut in ‘Evelyn Prentice’ which earned her good reviews. Over the years she gained a reputation both as a talented comedian and a dramatic actress. She was often typecast in the role of a sophisticated working lady which limited her chances to develop the image of a sex symbol.