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Life Is A Banquet: The Rosalind Russell Story

Airs Thursday, December 30, 2010 at 11 p.m. on KPBS TV

Above: Promotional photo of Rosalind Russell, a legendary actress of Hollywood's Golden Era. Russell was the star of "Auntie Mame," "His Girl Friday," "Gypsy" and scores of other memorable films and Broadway shows. An innovative and highly talented performer, Russell earned four Oscar nominations, won five Golden Globes and a Tony Award.

"Life Is A Banquet: The Rosalind Russell Story" traces the remarkable show business career of this legendary actress of Hollywood's Golden Era. Rosalind Russell was the star of "Auntie Mame," "His Girl Friday," "Gypsy" and scores of other memorable films and Broadway shows. An innovative and highly talented performer, Rosalind earned four Oscar nominations, won five Golden Globes and a Tony Award.

Along with one of the most successful careers of any woman of her time, Russell was also a lifelong humanitarian, helping to found the U.S.O., and managed to live a normal, fulfilling family life. The documentary is narrated by acclaimed actress Kathleen Turner in the first person through readings from Rosalind's autobiography, and features clips from the star's numerous films are ample as is rare footage from her personal collection.

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Trailer: Life Is A Banquet: The Rosalind Russell Story

Above: "Life Is A Banquet: The Rosalind Russell Story" traces the remarkable show business career of this legendary actress of Hollywood's Golden Era. Rosalind Russell was the star of "Auntie Mame," "His Girl Friday," "Gypsy" and scores of other memorable films and Broadway shows. An innovative and highly talented performer, Rosalind earned four Oscar nominations, won five Golden Globes and a Tony Award.