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(3/15/47) Radio: Appeared in "The Hedda Hopper Show - This Is Hollywood" broadcast of "The Best Years of Our Lives".
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I got my award for special contributions, and I'm hanging around backstage. I found out, months later, that when I was nominated for Supporting Actor, they figured I didn't have a chance, the other guys [Charles Coburn
, William Demarest
, Claude Rains
, Clifton Webb
] had too much background. When they got to Supporting Actor, they practically threw me out on the stage.
In August 1992, Russell sold his supporting-actor Oscar, saying he needed the money to pay his wife's medical bills and other expenses. An anonymous buyer paid $60,500, including a 10 percent commission for the auctioneer.