LEGACY ISN'T EASY...
...but it's always worthwhile.
It's an honor to be a great-grandson of and to play a part in the story and legacy of Ruth Russell, a lady who for 50+ years pursued her passion on radio, stage and television in New York City, NY. A lady who laid the organizational groundwork for future performers, actors, entertainers, and boldly stood with her colleagues to be a charter member of AFRA, which later morphed into AFTRA with the advent of television.
She was a cardholding member of both the Actor's Equity Association and the Screen Actors Guild, and can lay claim to having had time on the air and on stage with the likes of Ginger Rogers, Orson Welles, Burgess Meredith, Patrick Swayze, Marilu Henner, and Treat Williams.
She was a lead character on a radio show titled "Just Plain Bill," and she toured with "GREASE" in 1974.
Listen to her below in a couple of episodes of "Just Plain Bill."