Harold Russell holds his two Oscars. Best supporting actor for The Best Years of Our Lives, which is a real gem of a movie, about three WWII vets relearning life at home among civilians....

The Academy Awards through the years

Harold Russell , who had lost both hands in an Army train­ing ex­er­cise, earns two Oscars, sup­port­ing act­or and a spe­cial award, for his per­form­ance as a vet­er­an strug­gling to ad­apt in “The Best Years of Our Lives".

Harold Russell AKA Harold John Russell    Born: 14-Jan-1914  Birthplace: North Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada  Died: 29-Jan-2002  Location of death: Needham, MA  Cause of death: Heart Failure    **After a film-related explosives accident on 6 June 1944, both of Russell's hands had to be amputated.**

Harold Russell, 1914 - world war ll veteran who was cast in The Best Years of Our Lives who became one of only two non-professional actors to win an academy award. Autobiographies Victory in my hands 1949 and The Best Years of My Life

Olivia de Havilland and Harold Russell with their Oscars at the 19th Academy Awards, March 1947. Russell is the only person in the history of the Academy Awards to receive two Oscars for the same performance.

“ Olivia de Havilland and Harold Russell with their Oscars at the Academy Awards, March Russell is the only person in the history of the Academy Awards to receive two Oscars for the same.

Harold Russell won best supporting actor for The Best Years of Our Lives in 1946

Harold Russell - Best Supporting Actor Oscar for "The Best Years of Our Lives" 1946

"The best years of our lives" Homer loses his hands in War... Nevertheless, he learns to play the piano with the hooks replacing his hands!!

"The Best of Our Lives" Homer Parrish (Harold Russell) accompanies Uncle Butch (Hoagy Carmichael) on the piano as Al Stephenson (Fredric March) looks on. In the background (deep focus), Fred Derry (Dana Andrews) is making a phone call.

Harold Russell in The Best Years of Our Lives

The Best Years of Our Lives (1946)

With Fredric March, Dana Andrews, Myrna Loy, Teresa Wright.

Samuel Goldwyn, Harold Russell, and William Wyler with their Oscars for THE BEST YEARS OF OUR LIVES (1947)

Academy Awards® ~ Samuel Goldwyn ~ – with Best Supporting Actor Harold Russell ~ – and Best Director William Wyler ~ – for "The Best Years of Our Lives"

Casablanca (1942) at Reel Classics: Article 4: 'Casablanca': Secrects and Lies; Empire, 1992

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"The Best Years of Our Lives" (1946). Country: United States. Director: William Wyler. Cast: Dana Andrews, Fredric March, Myrna Loy, Harold Russell, Teresa Wright, Virginia Mayo, Cathy O'Donnell, Hoagy Carmichael

"The Best Years of Our Lives". Myrna Loy, Frederic March, Dana Andrews, Teresa Wright and Virginia Mayo. Directed by William Wyler,

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