Jane Russell, 'The Outlaw' star, dies at age 89
Russell is best known for her debut film role in "The Outlaw," a film which stirred up controversy in the '40s because it boldly bared her cleavage. In fact, it took the film 5 years to be cleared for a wide release. She later starred opposite such icons as Frank Sinatra and Marilyn Monroe.
"Culture is the ability to describe Jane Russell without moving your hands", her co-star Bob Hope once said, referring to a pin-up photo of Russell that was popular among WWII troops.
Russell wrote an autobiography in 1985 entitled "Jane Russell: My Path and My Detours." Until a few weeks ago, when her health took a downward turn, Russell, a devout Christian, was actively supporting various causes and singing and dancing regularly.