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actress Gail Russell Tribute

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Published on Sep 3, 2010

Tribute to actress Gail Russell who was married to actor Guy Madison.

''At a reception for Modern Screen,the fan magazine,we ran into our friends Guy Madison & his wife Gail Russell.It was one of their rare public appearances.Gail was a delicate little bird,afraid of noises & crowds.She was intelligent & uncomplicated,a person who should never have had a career as an actress.Apart from a pathological stage fright,she was extremely sensitive to the crass motives of the studios,& unable to overcome deep feelings of loneliness. Guy's arm was guiding Gail toward us.Gail habitually kept her eyes down,& it was always a shock when she lifted her glance,her childlike expression filled with innocent vulnerability.Hers was the beauty of a Madonna,& it threw everyone off balance.She did not understand the effect she had on people,& in fear she would drop her eyes again,as if someone else's interest in her was more the she could bear. I feel very sad whenever I think of Gail Russell & the desolate way in which she ended her life some years later just a few houses away from the one we lived in on Beverley Glen.Close to twenty empty bottles of liquor surrounded her in her small bedroom.She had lain there drinking herself to death. How could all of us who knew this incredibly talented & beautiful woman have failed her so drastically?.......'' -actress Corinne Calvet


If you are a fan of Gail,or would like to find out more about her,you may like to visit my page http://gailrussell.blogspot.com/
It's an ongoing blog ,continuely updated as I research Gail's life & career,expanding the site over time with more information & photographs.It's in its infancy right now!,but please re-visit to view the changes.

2 films are available to watch for free on the site,'Angel & the Badman' and 'The Great Dan Patch'.
music: Enya 'Only Time'

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