Tuesday, May 01, 2007

Roz Russell

One of Waterbury's native celebrities is Rosalind Russell (1907-1976), who grew up on Willow Street and later went on to star in great movies including His Girl Friday (with Cary Grant) and Auntie Mame. Her last visit to Waterbury, for the premiere of her film The Girl Rush, ended with the catastrophic flood of 1955.

The Silas Bronson Library will be hosting a celebration of her 100th birthday on Monday, June 4 at 7pm. Mayor Jarjura will make a proclamation about "Rosalind Russell Day"; there will be a book talk & signing by Bernard F. Dick, author of recent publication Forever Mame: The Life of Rosalind Russell; and birthday cake.

1 comment:

Bill Flower, Benson, AZ said...

When she spoke on the steps of City Hall on aug 18, 1955, Roz Russell stood next to her Crosby High School classmate, Mayor Ray Snyder who ran one of Waterbury's funeral homes. Roz's comment: "There are only two shure things in life, death and taxes, and Ray Snyder has a hand in both of them."
I Was there. BF