Buxom US actress Jane Russell dead at 89

By REUTERS
March 1, 2011 03:45

 
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LOS ANGELES- Gentlemen Prefer Blondes movie star Jane Russell, who became a controversial Hollywood sex symbol, died on Monday at the age of 89, her family said.

Russell, best known as the buxom star of 1940s and 1950s movie, died of respiratory failure at her home in Santa Maria, central California, her family said.

"Jane Russell passed away peacefully today at home surrounded by her children at her bedside," Russell's son Buck Waterfield said in a statement.

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