Rosalind Russell (1906-1976)
Legendary award-winning actress of stage and screen (Inducted 2005)
This house was the childhood home or Rosalind Russell. Russell was a four-time Academy Award nominated and Tony Award winning American film and stage actress. She won five Golden Globe Awards. She debuted in Evelyn Prentice in 1934. In 1935 when she played opposite Robert Young in West Point of the Air. In 1939 she starred in The Women. In 1940 when she starred as ace reporter Hildy Johnson opposite Cary Grant in the comedy classic His Girl Friday, She starred in Craig’s Wife (1936), Mourning Becomes Electra (1947), Auntie Mame (1958), Gypsy (1962), and Mrs. Pollifax (1971). In 1966, she starred in The Trouble with Angels. Russell was given a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 1960. The American National Theater and Academy presented her with the National Artists Award in 1974. The residence, now Snyder Funeral Home, is located at 114 Willow Street in Waterbury.
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