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Harold Russell (I) (1914–2002)


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... See full bio »

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Won 1 Oscar. Another 3 wins. See more awards »

Known For

The Best Years of Our Lives
(1946)
Inside Moves
Inside Moves Wings
(1980)
Dogtown
Dogtown Blessed William
(1997)
The 52nd Annual Academy Awards
The 52nd Annual Academy Awards Himself - Co-Presenter: Best Visual Effects
(1980)

Filmography

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 1989 China Beach (TV Series)
Uncle Conal
- The World: Part 2 (1989) ... Uncle Conal
- The World: Part 1 (1989) ... Uncle Conal
 1981 Trapper John, M.D. (TV Series)
Leo Hopkins
- Days of Wine and Leo (1981) ... Leo Hopkins
 1980 Inside Moves
Wings
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 1946 The Best Years of Our Lives (performer: "Chopsticks" (1877) - uncredited)
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 2001 American Masters (TV Series documentary)
Himself
- Goldwyn: The Man and His Movies (2001) ... Himself
 1998 The 70th Annual Academy Awards (TV Special)
Himself - Past Winner (uncredited)
 1980 The 52nd Annual Academy Awards (TV Special)
Himself - Co-Presenter: Best Visual Effects
 1976 AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to William Wyler (TV Special documentary)
Himself
 1973 This Is Your Life (TV Series)
Himself
- Dana Andrews (1973) ... Himself
 1955 Person to Person (TV Series documentary)
Himself
- Episode #3.6 (1955) ... Himself
 1952 The Ed Sullivan Show (TV Series)
Himself
- Episode #6.13 (1952) ... Himself
 1945 Diary of a Sergeant (Documentary short)
Himself (uncredited)
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 2002 The 74th Annual Academy Awards (TV Special)
Himself (Memorial Tribute)

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Other Works:

(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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1 Print Biography | 1 Interview | 3 Articles | See more »
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Personal Quote:

It is not what you have lost but what you have left that counts. See more »

Trivia:

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences tried to keep him from selling his award, and offered to loan him money, but he turned them down. (Several Oscars have since been auctioned off posthumously, but the Academy now makes all recipients sign an agreement forbidding them from selling their Oscars.) See more »

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