Happy Birthday to the beautiful and talented Jane Russell! 

June 21st 1921 - February 28th 2011.

“Marilyn was sensational, and frankly, I was more than happy to let her take the bows, she was so radiant and good she stunned you.”

Before long, Jane had won Marilyn’s trust. In one courtroom scene, Russell dons a blonde wig and impersonates Monroe, whipping off her fur coat and singing a chorus of “Diamonds Are a Girl’s Best Friend”. Though the skit is close to burlesque, Marilyn was not offended in the least. “Why should this bother me?” she said, according to biographer Michelle Morgan. “I know Jane wouldn’t do anything that would hurt me.”