Jane Russell, the voluptuous pin-up who set millions of G.I. hearts' on fire during WW II has died at 89. Her death from respiratory failure came 70 years after billionaire Howard Hughes had put her on the road to stardom with his edgy Western "The Outlaw."
Although her sultry, sensual look and her hourglass figure made her the subject of numerous nightclub jokes, unlike Marilyn Monroe, Rita Hayworth and other pinup queens of the era, Russell was untouched by scandal in her personal life.
She'll be missed.