Monday, February 28, 2011

Jane Russell, Valley Goddess, Dead at 89

Jane Russell, Van Nuys High
The world may remember her as the iconic sex symbol that she became, but The Valley Film Festival will always remember Jane Russell as the Valley Girl she was.

Miss Russell grew up in the heart of The Valley, graduated from Van Nuys High in 1939 (coincidentally, the same alma mater of fellow goddess, Marilyn Monroe, and legendary actor, Robert Redford) and went on to make the (818)...then known by its telephone exchange name, STate 78...very proud.

To read more about her life and death, please visit LA Observed- a great blog run by the masterminds behind The San Fernando Valley: America's Suburb - or LAist, another great blog we frequent often for all things local!

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