Rosalind Russell

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Rosalind Russell (4 June 1907 - 28 November 1976) was a four-time Academy Award nominated and Tony Award winning American film and stage actress, perhaps best known for her role as a fast-talking newspaper reporter in the Howard Hawks screwball comedy His Girl Friday.


Halliwell's Who's Who in the Movies (2001 ed): Art. Rosalind Russell p.383

  • At MGM there was a first wave of top stars, and a second wave to replace them in case they got difficult. I was in the second line of defence, behind Myrna Loy.
  • Success is a public affair. Failure is a private funeral.
  • Acting is standing up naked and turning around very slowly.


  • When something [an affliction] happens to you, you either let it defeat you, or you defeat it.

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