Robert W Russell

Screenwriter, Playwright
After winning a Bronze Star for his WWII work photographing Merchant Marine ships in the Pacific Theater and his documentary propaganda film "Ring of Steel", Russell turned to screenwriting, scripting the comedies "The ... Read more »
Born: 11/30/1911

Filmography

Actor (3)

Black Arrow (Movie)

Appleyard (Actor)

Ivanhoe (Movie)

Leader (Actor)

Tess of the Storm Country (Movie)

Dan Jordan (Actor)
Writer (2)

The More the Merrier (Movie)

(Screenwriter)

The Well-Groomed Bride (Movie)

(Screenwriter)

Biography

After winning a Bronze Star for his WWII work photographing Merchant Marine ships in the Pacific Theater and his documentary propaganda film "Ring of Steel", Russell turned to screenwriting, scripting the comedies "The More the Merrier" (1943, with Frank Ross) which was Oscar nominated for best screenplay; "The Well-Groomed Bride" (1946); and "The Lady Says No" (1951). He also wrote more than 30 documentary, business and educational films and wrote the librettos for the Broadway musicals "Take Me Along" (1959), a musical version of Eugene O'Neill's "Ah, Wilderness" starring Jackie Gleason, and "Flora the Red Menace" (1965), starring Liza Minnelli.

Relationships

Rinaldina Russell

Wife
teaches at Queens College

Corbin Russell

Son
from previous marriage

Juniper Turner

Daughter
from previous marriage

EDUCATION

University of Southern California

Los Angeles , California
graduated

Milestones

After college graduation, served in OSS during WWII; made the propaganda film, "Ring of Steel"

Bonus Trivia

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Russell was awarded a Bronze Star for his work photographing Merchant Marine ships in the Pacific Theater.

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