Actress Jane Russell
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Jane Russell: The 'brunette bombshell'

The Hollywood film actress Jane Russell has died in California at the age of 89.

The 'brunette bombshell' became a sex symbol in the 1940s and was one of the most popular stars at the box office.

At 19 years old Jane Russell met the director and producer Howard Hughes who launched her career in a blaze of publicity.

David Sillitto reports.