I know I am late on this, but I wanted to comment on the passing of Jane Russell. Her character, Dorothy Shaw, in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes is actually one of my favorite female leads. She is vivacious, smart, and witty. I think she outshines Marilyn Monroe by miles, but that is just my opinion. The movie is silly, but, along with any of her work, I recommend it if you have not checked it out yet.
I found this You Tube tribute to Jane with lots of beautiful clips and photos. I also think the music is perfect. Enjoy!
Also, here she promotes a film on What's My Line? I love this bit: "Do you live near Marlon Brando?" "Heaven's no!"