Rose Swisher is the ex-wife of Bill Russell. On December 9, 1956, Rose and Russell exchanged their vows and became husband and wife. They began dating in college and were together until 1973 when they decided to go their separate ways.

Following the conclusion of their marriage, Russell wed Dorothy Anstett in 1977. In 1968, Dorothy was honored with the title of Miss USA. Despite the fact that they got divorced in 1980, the fact that Anstett was white made their relationship fraught with a great deal of controversy.

Bill Russell and Rose Swisher
Bill Russell and Rose Swisher

On September 11, 2014, Rose Swisher passed away at the age of 78 years old.

Rose Swisher Children: Jacob Russell, Karen Russell and William Russell Jr

Rose Swisher and Bill Russell had three children together. They are Jacob Russell, William Russell Jr, and Karen Russell.

Karen, who was Bill Russell’s daughter, was born the year 1962. She holds degrees in law from both Georgetown University and Harvard Law School, and she now works as a legal and political analyst.

In addition to writing for publications such as The New York Times Magazine, Karen worked as the Development Director for the Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Center for Human Rights. She has also written for other publications.

William Jr. joined the world in 1957, and Jacob arrived two years later. They have tied the knot. Bill and Jeannine do not have any children of their own that they have biologically.


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