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Harold Russell

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Russell in the film The Best Years of Our Lives for which he won two Academy Awards.

Source: Wikipedia

Harold John Russell (January 14, 1914 – January 29, 2002) was a Canadian-American World War II veteran who became one of only two non-professional actors to win an Academy Award for acting (the other being Haing S. Ngor). Russell also holds the unique honor of receiving two Academy Awards for the same role.

Fact file

  • Born: Harold John Russell January 14, 1914 North Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
  • Died: January 29, 2002 (aged 88) Needham, Massachusetts
  • Spouse(s): Rita Russell-Nixon (1944-1978) Betty Marshalsea (1981-2002)
  • Children: Adele, Gerald

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Remembering Harold Russell, the soldier-actor who won two Oscars for 'Best Years of Our Lives'
LA Times Entertainme, 2016-12-10 14:00:00
This year marks the 70th anniversary of the classic 1946 film “The Best Years of Our Lives.” Director William Wyler’s post-World War II drama remains one of the most popular movies of all time. “Best Years” is remarkably contemporary in its appeal, still touching the hearts of millions of fans...

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