WWII veteran, Harold Russell Actor: The Best Years of Our Lives. Harold John Russell was born in Nova Scotia in 1914. His family moved to Cambridge Massachusetts when his father died in 1919. He was training paratroopers at Camp MacKall NC on June 6, 1944 when some TNT he was using exploded in his hands. He lost both hands. After receiving hooks, and training on them, he was chosen to make an Army training film called "Diary Of A Sergeant". William Wyler saw ...
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
best actor Harold Russell, who died in 2002, is also a famous person with a disability. A Canadian born World War II veteran, he won not one but two Oscars for his role as Homer Parrish in the William Wyler film, "The Best Years of Our Lives." He won the Oscar for Best Supporting Actor and a special Oscar for being an inspiration to veterans of the War. Russell lost both of his hands while he was making a training film for the Army, and his hands were replaced with hooks
Winners at the Academy Awards: Olivia de Havilland (To Each His Own), Harold Russell (The Best Years of Our Lives), Cathy O’Donnell (who accepted for absentee Fredric March) and Anne Baxter (The Razor’s Edge). March, 1947
Thee soldiers try to regain what war took away. Directed by William Wyler. Starring Dana Andrews, Fredric March, Teresa Wright, Harold Russell, Myrna Loy, Virginia Mayo, and Cathy O'Donnell. Trailer edited by E. Nicholas Mariani.
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 ...
1946 (Dramatic/Comedy) - THE BEST YEARS OF OUR LIVES. This is a truly amazing story about the lives of three men who have returned home to resume their lives following World War II. A beautifully performed drama, starring a stellar cast: Dana Andrews, Myrna Loy, Frederic March, Teresa Wright, Virginia Mayo, Harold Russell, and Hoagy Carmichael