Edith Russell 1879-1975

A born storyteller, Edith Russell loved being the center of attention.  After she survived the sinking of the Titanic in April of 1912, she had the story of a lifetime.  Over decades, she gave interviews, wrote accounts of the sinking, consulted with historians and moviemakers and gloried in her Titanic celebrity hood.

Born Edith Rosenbaum in Cincinnati, Ohio, Edith was working in Paris as a fashion reporter for Women’s Wear Daily when she boarded the ill-fated ship for New York. With trunks and trunks of the latest couture fashions, Edith required a first class cabin for herself and a first class cabin for her clothing.  She also traveled with a musical stuffed pig, a good luck charm, which she carried with her when she boarded Lifeboat #11.  As the lifeboat rowed away from the sinking ship, she played it to distract the children on board and to drown out the cries of the dying.

Aboard the Titanic is a true survivor’s tale, containing authentic primary source material.  Debra Conner as Edith Russell delivers a gripping, first-hand account of the Titanic’s doomed voyage, including stories of the rich and famous, along with lesser-known stories of passengers with connections to Ohio and West Virginia.
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