Harold Russel / Born: Harold John Russell, January 14, 1914 in North Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada / Died: January 29, 2002 (age 88) in Needham, Massachusetts, USA / in "The Best Years of Our Lives" 1946, age 33. #actor

Harold Russel / Born: Harold John Russell, January 14, 1914 in North Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada / Died: January 29, 2002 (age 88) in Needham, Massachusetts, USA / in "The Best Years of Our Lives" 1946, age 33. #actor

"Moon River"  music by Henry Mancini, lyrics by Johnny Mercer    Hear Audrey Hepburn sing "Moon River" (a .MP3 file).   	 Moon River, wider ...

"Moon River" music by Henry Mancini, lyrics by Johnny Mercer Hear Audrey Hepburn sing "Moon River" (a .MP3 file). Moon River, wider ...

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

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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.  He received one for Best Supporting Actor for "The Best Year of Our Lives" 1946 and an Honorary Award for his service to the Nation.  Olivia won the Best Actress award for "To Each His Own" 1946.

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. He received one for Best Supporting Actor for "The Best Year of Our Lives" 1946 and an Honorary Award for his service to the Nation. Olivia won the Best Actress award for "To Each His Own" 1946.

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Keri Russell, Actress: Dawn of the Planet of the Apes. Keri Russell was born in Fountain Valley, California, to Stephanie (Stephens) and David Harold Russell, an executive at Nissan Motors. She began her career on the Mickey Mouse Club in 1991. She stayed with the show until 1993. After leaving The All New Mickey Mouse Club (1989) (where she, along with her castmates recorded an album, MMC), she moved to LA to pursue an acting career. She starred in ...

Keri Russell, Actress: Dawn of the Planet of the Apes. Keri Russell was born in Fountain Valley, California, to Stephanie (Stephens) and David Harold Russell, an executive at Nissan Motors. She began her career on the Mickey Mouse Club in 1991. She stayed with the show until 1993. After leaving The All New Mickey Mouse Club (1989) (where she, along with her castmates recorded an album, MMC), she moved to LA to pursue an acting career. She starred in ...

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....

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....

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19th Academy Awards® (1947) ~ Samuel Goldwyn ~ (1879 – 1974) with Best Supporting Actor Harold Russell ~ (1914 – 2002) and Best Director William Wyler ~ (1902 – 1981) for "The Best Years of Our Lives" (1946)

19th Academy Awards® (1947) ~ Samuel Goldwyn ~ (1879 – 1974) with Best Supporting Actor Harold Russell ~ (1914 – 2002) and Best Director William Wyler ~ (1902 – 1981) for "The Best Years of Our Lives" (1946)

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One of the most moving films to come out of World War II wasn't even about the struggles of the battlefield. The Best Years of Our Lives follows three returning veterans and their attempts to readjust to civilian life. The movie won seven Oscars, including two for double amputee Harold Russell, the only actor in Oscar history to win two awards for the same film. One was the Best Supporting Actor statuette and the other a special Oscar for bringing hope and courage to disabled veterans.

One of the most moving films to come out of World War II wasn't even about the struggles of the battlefield. The Best Years of Our Lives follows three returning veterans and their attempts to readjust to civilian life. The movie won seven Oscars, including two for double amputee Harold Russell, the only actor in Oscar history to win two awards for the same film. One was the Best Supporting Actor statuette and the other a special Oscar for bringing hope and courage to disabled veterans.

Clinical photograph of Harold Russell, taken while he was being treated at the  Army's Walter Reed General Hospital. Russell would later star in the film The Best  Years of Our Lives and win an Academy Award

Clinical photograph of Harold Russell, taken while he was being treated at the Army's Walter Reed General Hospital. Russell would later star in the film The Best Years of Our Lives and win an Academy Award

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