Fox Archives: Happy birthday, Jane Russell


Hollywood star and legend Jane Russell was born on June 21, 1921, and would have been 97 this month. One of her most famous films is the 20th Century Fox Film “Gentlemen Prefer Blondes” (1953), in which she played Dorothy Shaw alongside her co-star Marilyn Monroe. Jane would go on to make two more pictures at Fox: “The Tall Men” (1955) with Clark Gable and Robert Ryan, and “The Revolt of Mamie Stover” (1956) with Richard Egan. She even participated in a cameo in “Fate is the Hunter” (1964), which starred Glenn Ford, Nancy Kwan and Rod Taylor.

Below are some photography, posters and artwork from her time at 20th Century Fox. Happy Birthday, Jane!

The Fox Archives is mandated to collect, catalog, preserve and make accessible the following assets of the 20th Century Fox studios: props, set decoration, photographs, art department and publicity materials from our film and television productions, and from the 20th Century Fox studio itself. We work primarily with internal Fox groups but also from time to time with outside organizations such as the Museum of Modern Art in New York, and Chicago’s Museum of Science and Industry.