Jane Russell, star of '40s and '50s films, dies
Published 02/28/2011, Superior Telegram
She was born Ernestine Jane Geraldine Russell on June 21, 1921, in Bemidji, Minn., and the family later moved to the San Fernando Valley in Los Angeles. Her mother was a lay preacher, and she encouraged the family to build a chapel in their back yard.Word count: 1236
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