Russell, Rosalind

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Russell, Rosalind Gender: F
Catherine Rosalind Russell
born on 4 June 1907 at 16:15 (= 4:15 PM )
Place Waterbury, Connecticut, 41n33, 73w03
Timezone EST h5w (is standard time)
Data source
From memory
Rodden Rating A
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_gemcol.18.gif 13°04' s_mo.18.gif s_aricol.18.gif 03°31 Asc.s_scocol.18.gif 07°27'

Rosalind Russell


American actress noted for her 23 crisp, sophisticated career-girl roles. Her films include "Picnic," 1956 and "Auntie Mame," 1958.

The middle-born of seven children, she was considered a tomboy when young. Her happy childhood consisted of a good Catholic school education, values consistent with those of her lawyer father and teacher mother.. When she was 19, her father died and her mother was left to hold the family together. She married in 1941; one son. After the '60s she suffered with severe rheumatoid arthritis.

Russell died of breast cancer complicated by arthritis 11/28/1976, Beverly Hills, CA.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • Relationship : Marriage 1941
  • Death by Disease 28 November 1976 (Cancer and arthritis, age 65)
    chart Placidus Equal_H.

Source Notes

Jan Moore quotes her obituary in the Indianapolis Star 10/17/1977, "Her husband, Carl Brisson, said she was 65 but the press said she was 61 as the studio had changed her age."

Yolanda Stein writes (2/89) "Her birthdate was given to Garth Allen in confidence. In an AA mag a long time ago he wrote that her Moon was at 18 Leo. This computes to 1908, 4:00 PM." [Sy Scholfield notes that the Moon was at 18 Leo approx. 3:30pm - 5:20pm that day].

Sabian Symbols No.815 gives 6/04/1910, 4:15 PM. Reference books give 1910, 1911, 1912. Jim Gorham found the date of June 4, 1907 given in the Social Security Death Index for Rosalind Brisson, her married name.

On 8 August 2014 Sy Scholfield changed the year from 1911 to 1907 and the Rodden Rating from DD to A, citing birth record quoted in "Forever Mame: The Life of Rosalind Russell" by Bernard F. Dick (Univ. Press of Mississippi, 2006): "She never altered [the] month and day [of her birth], that was always 4 June. The year was a moveable feast. It was variously reported as 1908, 1910, 1912 (of course), and even 1913... Rosalind's birth certificate tells another story. It was 4 June, all right, but the year was 1907" (p. 7), "She was born at home--43 Chestnut Avenue in Waterbury, Connecticut ... christened Catherine Rosalind Russell" (p. 8).

No birth time is given by Dick but Scholfield notes a picture of Russell and astrologer Myra Kingsley in a LIFE magazine article ("Hollywood Likes Myra Kingsley's Horoscopes," 7 August 1939, p. 43). The article states that Russell was born June 4, 1908 but two images of her chart as calculated by Kingsley presumably with data from Russell (seen on page 43) show a horoscope calculated for this date in 1910, approximately 4:10pm (the chart has 6 Scorpio ASC, 12 Gemini Sun, 4 Taurus Moon, and so on). This is close to the same chart given in Sabian Symbols. So we have date, year and place (4 June 1907, Waterbury, CT) quoted from birth certificate and similar time (4:00-4:15pm) from Myra Kingsley, Sabian Symbols and Garth Allen.


  • Diagnoses : Major Diseases : Arthritis (Severe)
  • Diagnoses : Major Diseases : Cancer (Terminal)
  • Family : Childhood : Family close
  • Family : Childhood : Family large
  • Family : Childhood : Family traumatic event (Father died when she was 19)
  • Vocation : Entertainment : Actor/ Actress (23 films)
  • Notable : Book Collection : Profiles Of Women