Jane Russell 1921-2011
When I was a little girl, I watched Gentlemen Prefer Blondes at least 100 times. And while everyone seemed to be smitten with Marilyn, I adored Jane. In fact, when I was still working in PR, I had one of Jane’s most memorable quotes taped to my computer monitor:
“Publicity can be terrible. But only if you don’t have any.”
My friend Sarah, who as a residence advisor in the freshman dorm preferred this one:
“The chaperone’s job is to make sure no one else has any fun. But nobody chaperones the chaperone. That’s why I’m so right for this job.”
Rest in Peace, Jane. And remember, gentlemen may prefer blondes, but they marry brunettes.