Won Broadway's Tony Award as Best Actress (Musical) for "Wonderful Town," a musical based on the same source as her film My Sister Eileen (), for which she received an Oscar nomination playing the same character. Rosalind Russell Quotes - BrainyQuote - Enjoy the best Rosalind Russell Quotes at BrainyQuote. Quotations by Rosalind Russell, American Actress, Born June 4, Share with your friends. Quotations by Rosalind Russell, American Actress, Born June 4, Share with your friends. Catherine Rosalind Russell (June 4, – November 28, ) was an American actress, comedian, screenwriter and singer, known for her role as fast-talking newspaper reporter Hildy Johnson in the Howard Hawks screwball comedy His Girl Friday (), as well as for her portrayals of Mame Dennis in Auntie Mame () and Rose in Gypsy .