Jane Russell RIP

From the Associated Press: Jane Russell, the busty brunette who shot to fame as the sexy star of Howard Hughes’ 1941 Western “The Outlaw,” died Monday of respiratory failure, her family said. She was 89.

So, to honor her memory, the Nightly Heller crew found some iconic Russellania. But first, more from the AP:

Although Russell largely retired from Hollywood after her final film, 1970′s “Darker Than Amber,” she had remained active in her church, with charitable organizations and with a local singing group until her health began to decline just a couple weeks ago, said her daughter-in-law, Etta Waterfield. She died at her home in Santa Maria.

“She always said I’m going to die in the saddle, I’m not going to sit at home and become an old woman,” Waterfield told The Associated Press. “And that’s exactly what she did, she died in the saddle.”

It may just be me, but the advertisement on the bottom makes her look like Nanette Fabray.

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