Russ Saunders

  • Greenbay Packers (1931 )
  • NFL Champion (1931 )

Russ Saunders ( born January 26, 1906 in Ardmore, Oklahoma as Stebbell Russell Saunders, † April 28, 1987 in Los Angeles, California ) was an US - American football player, the assistant director was later.


Russ Saunders studied at the University of Southern California, where he played football. In 1930, he was Most Valuable Player in a 47:14 victory against the USC Pittsburg Panthers during the Rose Bowl. He stood for the Tommy Trojan statue Godfather, which was composed of several USC players. Then he played in the 1931er season of the National Football League for the Green Bay Packers fullback and was used in a total of nine games.

Then he turned to the movie business, which he met in 1927, when his football team for recordings was used in the movie The Drop kick. He participated as an assistant director on 90 films in the years 1931 to 1976, including films such as machine guns ( 1949), Hatari! (1962) and Police Station Los Angeles East (1972). For his involvement in the film The Life of Emile Zola, he was nominated for the Academy Awards in 1938 for Best Director Assistant. In addition, he was also production manager for 21 films and appeared in nine films in a supporting role on.

Saunders died in 1987 in Los Angeles.