JAMIE HYATT RUSSELL
1927 - 2017
1927 - 2017
October 4, 2017
Jamie Hyatt Russell was called home to his wife and Lord on September 20, 2017. He was born on February 10, 1927 to Roy William Russell and Geraldine Jane Jacobi in Los Angeles, CA.
He was raised on a ranch La Pasada with his brothers Wallace, Kenneth, Thomas and sister Jane. He was known as the family clown. At dinner, he would take a bite of his food and say, "They got me. I've been poisoned." His sister says, "He was gorgeous and stubborn as a mule."
He grew up with his first love of his life the Lord Jesus Christ. He attended Van Nuys High School where he met the second love of his life Pamela Eve Reed, who would travel from Hollywood High School every day just to see him. He earned a football scholarship (his third love) for USC. He was called to be a Merchant Marine which sidetracked his other two loves for a short period of time. His first love never wavered. He came home to marry Pamela on April 9, 1950.
He was a director/producer for Hughes Aircraft Company filming planes and test pilots for over 20 years. He also appeared in many movies such as The 10 Commandments in 1956 and Gentlemen Prefer Blondes with his sister Jane Russell in 1953. He directed the movies "Hot Blood" in 1956, "Walk with the Damned" in 1962 and "Night Train to Mondo Fire" in 1966 and was still working on a documentary about Howard Hughes prior to his passing.
Jamie was a hardworking man who hand built their retirement home in Cedar Creek WA for his wife that she had dreamed up and drew on a napkin.
He loved God, his wife Pamela, football and the ocean, not necessarily always in that order. He was the father of six children, Robin (and Dave True), Christopher, Pandora (and Joe Lopez), Jennifer (and Lee Gregory), Polly Kelly, and Ben (and Mari) and loved by many grandkids and great-grandkids.
He coached Pop Warner football for over 14 years, loved playing the clarinet and studying the bible.
An open house celebration of his life will be held at his home on October 15, 2017 from 1-4 p.m.
RUSSELL, Jamie H. (Jamie Hyatt Russell)
Born: 2/10/1927, Los Angeles, California, U.S.A.
Died: 9/20/2017, Cedar Creek, Washington, U.S.A.
Jamie H. Russell’s western – actor:
Terror in a Texas Town = 1958 (Johnson)