He called her "Iron John", and she said that they were like brother and sister. In the delightful comedy The Fuzzy Pink Nightgown, Russell played a movie star who is abducted, grows to like her kidnappers, swaps dresses for jeans and a plaid shirt and says lines such as "That splendid career of mine? Throughout her life Russell hated what she saw as feminine fussiness. On the film's much-delayed nationwide release, it was denounced by the church. She replied: "Sometimes life is a valley of tears and sometimes it's the top of the mountain. They later adopted another son, Robert, and a daughter, Tracy. Surprisingly Russell, a devout Christian since childhood, was unperturbed.
Just three months after the wedding, he died.
Jane Russell obituary
She felt that women should be treated the same as men — no special privileges — yet insisted that she was in no way a feminist. Throughout her life Russell hated what she saw as feminine fussiness. My first glimpse of her was in her hotel — no make-up, shower-cap over her head. Surprisingly Russell, a devout Christian since childhood, was unperturbed.