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|Nickname:||Rosalind Russell / C.A. McKnight / Rosalind Russell Brisson / Roz|
|Known for:||His Girl Friday, Auntie Mame, Gypsy|
|Birthday:||4 June 1907, Waterbury, Connecticut, USA|
|Height:||5' 8" (1.73 m)|
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TriviaInterred at Holy Cross Cemetery, Culver City, California, USA, in the center of section M at the statue and cross. Died about three weeks after Patrick Dennis, the author of Auntie Mame (1958), one of her most famous roles. Won Broadway's 1953 Tony Award as Best Actress (Musical) for "Wonderful Town," a musical based on the same source as her film My Sister Eileen (1942), for which she received an Oscar nomination playing the same character. She also received a 1957 Tony Award nomination as Best Actress (Dramatic) for "Auntie Mame," a part she recreated in an Oscar-nominated performance in the film version Auntie Mame (1958). In 1970, she accepted the Oscar for "Best Actress in a Supporting Role" on behalf of Helen Hayes, who wasn't present at the awards ceremony. Cary Grant introduced her to her future husband and was the best man at their wedding. Sister-in-law of actress Elizabeth Russell. Her son married actress Patricia Morrow March 15, 1975. They later divorced in the 1980s. Helped Van Johnson overcome his fear of live audiences after goading him into performing in nightclubs. He made his Las Vegas debut in the 1950s.