(Image via RozRussell.com)
(Image via RozRussell.com)

Rosalind Russell
Born Catherine Rosalind Russell
Date of birth: June 4, 1907
Date of death: November 28, 1976

First role: “Mrs. Harrison” in Evelyn Prentice
Final big-screen role: “Mrs. Pollifax” in Mrs. Pollifax – Spy
Final television role: “Laurita Dorsey” in The Crooked Hearts (TV Movie)
TMP’s favorites: It’s a two-way tie between “Sylvia Fowler” in The Women and “Mame Dennis” in Auntie Mame, with His Girl Friday’s “Hildy Johnson” close behind!

Best known for…
…her incredible wit, both on-screen and off!…playing a variety of great characters, from catty society gals to hard-working professionals to the most dignified of ladies.
…excelling in both comedy and drama, on stage and on screen.

Notable Awards

  • Nominated for four Academy Awards
  • Won five Golden Globes
  • Awarded a star on the Walk of Fame in 1960
  • Winner of Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award, 1973
  • Winner of Screen Actors Guild Lifetime Achievement Award, 1976

More Roz on TMP
Favorite things about… His Girl Friday
Favorite things about… The Women
Netflix Instant Pick #8: Auntie Mame
One Year, One Film: 1939 – The Women
Review: Auntie Mame
Review: China Seas
Review: Evelyn Prentice
Review: The Feminine Touch
Review: My Sister Eileen
Review: Night Must Fall
Review: Tell It to the Judge
Review: The Women
Sylvia Fowler (The Women) featured in “Characters with Enviable Wardrobes”