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Mae West - 63% match to Jane Russell

Genres: Vocals
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Mary Jane West, 17 August 1892 (1893 is sometimes cited), Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA, d. 22 November 1980, Los Angeles, California, USA. On stage from the age of five, West was billed as ‘The Baby Vamp’. She appeared in Broadway revues and plays such as Á La Broadway and Vera Violetta (both 1911), Sometime (1918), and The Mimic World (1921). She Read more

Rita Hayworth - 63% match to Jane Russell

Genres: Soundtracks
Decades Active: 1950s 1990s 2000s
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Margarita Carmen Cansino, 17 October 1918, Brooklyn, New York, USA, d. 14 May 1987, New York, USA. An actress and dancer; one of the most popular and glamorous film stars of the 40s. In Hollywood she was dubbed ‘The Love Goddess’, and the pin-up picture (from the cover of Life magazine) of her on a bed clad only in a sheer negligee rivalled that of another Forces&# Read more

Ginger Rogers - 56% match to Jane Russell

Genres: Vocals
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s
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Virginia Katherine McMath, 16 July 1911, Independence, Missouri, USA, d. 25 April 1995, Rancho Mirage, California, USA. A charming and vivacious actress, dancer and singer, Ginger Rogers became a movie legend after partnering Fred Astaire in a series of memorable musicals between 1933 and 1949. She grew up in Fort Worth, Texas, and, after winning a Charleston contest at the Read more

Marilyn Monroe - 26% match to Jane Russell

Genres: Vintage Hollywood Vocals
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Norma Jean Mortenson, 1 June 1926, Los Angeles, California, USA, d. 5 August 1962, Brentwood, California, USA (she was baptised Norma Jean Baker according to her grandmother’s wishes). As well as being a talented comedienne and the number 1 sex symbol in movies during the 50s, Monroe proved to be an appealing interpreter of flirtatious ballads in several of her most pop Read more

Debbie Reynolds - 25% match to Jane Russell

Genres: Dance Jazz Soundtracks Vocals
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Mary Frances Reynolds, 1 April 1932, El Paso, Texas, USA. A popular actress and singer, particularly in movies. After moving to California in 1940 she became a majorette and played French horn with the Burbank Youth Orchestra. It was there she was spotted by talent scouts at a Miss Burbank competition in 1948. She quickly became a leading light in film musicals such as The D Read more

Gene Kelly - 24% match to Jane Russell

Genres: Pop / Rock Soundtracks Vocals
Decades Active: 1940s 1950s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Eugene Curran Kelly, 23 August 1912, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA, d. 2 February 1996, Los Angeles, California, USA. An actor, dancer, singer, choreographer, director, producer, and one of the most innovative and respected figures in the history of the screen musical. Kelly took dance lessons at the age of eight - albeit against his will - and excelled at sports when he was Read more

Ethel Waters - 18% match to Jane Russell

Genres: Blues Jazz Vocals
Decades Active: 1950s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Ethel Howard, 31 October 1896, Chester, Pennsylvania, USA, d. 1 September 1977, Chatsworth, California, USA. One of the most influential of popular singers, Waters’ early career found her working in vaudeville. As a consequence, her repertoire was more widely based and popularly angled than those of many of her contemporaries. It is reputed that she was the first singer Read more

Fred Astaire - 18% match to Jane Russell

Genres: Easy Listening Soundtracks Vocals
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Frederick Austerlitz, 10 May 1899, Omaha, Nebraska, USA, d. 22 June 1987, Los Angeles, California, USA. One of the greatest - with Gene Kelly - and best-loved dancers in the history of film. The son of an Austrian immigrant, by the age of seven Astaire was dancing in vaudeville with his sister, Adele Astaire (b. Adele Marie Austerlitz, 10 September 1897, Omaha, Nebraska, USA Read more

Lee Wiley - 16% match to Jane Russell

Genres: Jazz Vocals
Decades Active: 1950s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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9 October 1915, Fort Gibson, Oklahoma, USA, d. 11 December 1975, New York City, New York, USA. While still in her early teens, Wiley left home to begin a career singing with the Leo Reisman band. Her career was interrupted when, following a fall while horse-riding, she suffered temporary blindness. She recovered her sight and at the age of 19 was back with Reisman again. She Read more

Sophie Tucker - 16% match to Jane Russell

Genres: Jazz Vocals
Decades Active: 1950s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Sophie (or Sonia) Kalish-Abuza, 13 January 1884, in transit between Russia and Poland, d. 9 February 1966, New York, USA. A legendary performer of generous proportions, brassy and dynamic, who claimed to be The Last Of The Red-Hot Mamas. The daughter of Russian parents, Tucker was taken to the USA when she was three years old. Sophie’s father took the man’s name an Read more

Connee Boswell - 15% match to Jane Russell

Genres: Vocals
Decades Active: 1950s 1990s 2000s
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3 December 1907, Kansas City, Missouri, USA, d. 11 October 1976, New York City, New York, USA. An outstanding singer with enormous but often uncredited influence, Boswell claimed to have been inspired by singers as diverse as Bessie Smith and Enrico Caruso. According to outside sources, Connee and her sisters, Martha and Helvetia, were both influenced and encouraged by the N Read more

Betty Hutton - 14% match to Jane Russell

Genres: Vocals
Decades Active: 1950s 1990s 2000s
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Elizabeth June Thornburg, 26 February 1921, Battle Creek, Michigan, USA, d. 11 March 2007, Palm Springs, California, USA. A dynamic and vivacious singer and actress, while still a small child Hutton began singing in the streets to help support her impoverished family. By her early teens she was already beginning to make a name for herself when she was hired by Vincent Lopez, Read more

Dinah Shore - 14% match to Jane Russell

Genres: Children's Music Holiday & Seasonal Vocals
Decades Active: 1940s 1950s 1960s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Frances Rose Shore, 29 February 1916, Winchester, Tennessee, USA, d. 24 February 1994, Los Angeles, California, USA. One of her country’s most enduring all-round entertainers, Shore staked her first claim to fame while still at school, on Nashville radio. Further broadcasting and theatre engagements in New York soon followed. She recorded with Xaviar Cugat and Ben Berni Read more

Helen Kane - 14% match to Jane Russell

Genres: Vocals
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Helen Schroder, 4 August 1904, New York, USA, d. 26 September 1966. Kane is remembered these days as the singer portrayed by Debbie Reynolds in Three Little Words, the 1950 film biography of songwriters Bert Kalmar and Harry Ruby. Kane, (who dubbed Reynolds’ vocals), was the baby-voiced singer who rose to fame on Broadway in the late 20s. She began her career in vaude Read more

Morton Gould - 14% match to Jane Russell

Genres: Classical Easy Listening Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock Soundtracks
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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10 December 1913, Richmond Hill, New York, USA, d. 21 February 1996, Orlando, Florida, USA. Gould was one of the most important figures in American music of the twentieth century. His composition ‘Pavane’ (from his ‘American Symphonette No. 2’) has become a light-music standard. By the age of 21 he was conducting and arranging a weekly series of orchestra Read more

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