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1. What was Rosalind Russell's date and place of birth?
2. After training in New York and doing some stage work, Rosalind Russell tested with two film studios and began a contract with a studio which took great pride in its stable of stars and lavish musical productions. What studio signed Rosalind?
3. Five years and nineteen movies after her film debut, Rosalind Russell was cast in a now-classic 1939 MGM film based on a play by Clare Boothe Luce. It was directed by the legendary George Cukor. What was the title of the film?
4. In 1940, Rosalind Russell would be cast in a Howard Hawks romantic comedy that would solidify her star status in Hollywood. She played a character named Hildy Johnson. What was the film?
5. By 1941 Rosalind Russell was an established film star. Her personal life took a turn when she married in October of that year. Her husband would later earn several credits in his own right as a film and theatre producer. Who was Rosalind Russell's husband?
6. In 1942 Rosalind Russell appeared in a film which earned her first Oscar nomination. She played a character named Ruth Sherwood. What was the film?
7. Rosalind Russell received her third Academy Award nomination for her portrayal of Lavinia Mannon in a 1947 film adaptation of a Eugene O'Neill play. What was the film?
8. With her movie career starting to cool down, Rosalind Russell took to the Broadway stage in a musical adaptation of "My Sister Eileen". She triumphed, winning a Tony Award for her performance. What was the title of the show?
9. In 1955, Rosalind returned to film in fine form as a schoolteacher in a film adaptation of a dramatic play by William Inge, with an all-star cast led by William Holden. What was the title of the film?
10. In 1956, Rosalind returned to the Broadway stage in "Auntie Mame". She would be nominated for a Tony Award, and then reprise her role on film. What is the full name of her character Russell played?
11. In 1962, four years after she returned to the Broadway stage in "Auntie Mame", Rosalind Russell appeared in the film version of another show that had been a smash hit on Broadway, where her role was originated by Ethel Merman. What was the film?
12. In 1966, Rosalind Russell played a role which at first glance appeared to be quite different from her Broadway role ten years earlier in "Auntie Mame". Her character was a Mother Superior at a girls school run by Catholic sisters. What was the title of that film?
13. In her later years, Rosalind Russell began to speak publicly about an ailment which plagued her. She would eventually receive the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award at the 45th Annual Academy Awards in 1973 for her charitable work and raising awareness, and a research center in her name would later be founded. What is the ailment?
14. Under the pseudonym "C.A. McKnight", Rosalind Russell wrote a screenplay adaptation of an adventure novel (somewhat comical) by Dorothy Gilman. It was the first in what would be a long-running series of novels. Released in 1971, it would be Roz's final theatrical film. What was the title?
15. In 1975, Rosalind Russell's completed her autobiography. For a title, she selected a quote from "Auntie Mame". What was the title?
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