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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 »

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Known For

(1946)
Dogtown Blessed William
(1997)
Inside Moves Wings
(1980)
China Beach Uncle Conal
(1989)

Filmography

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 1997 Dogtown
Blessed William
 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
 1946 The Best Years of Our Lives
Homer Parrish
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Personal Details

Other Works:

(3/15/47) Radio: Appeared (as "Homer Parrish") in "The Hedda Hopper Show - This Is Hollywood" broadcast of "The Best Years of Our Lives".

Publicity Listings:

1 Print Biography | 1 Interview | 3 Articles | See more »

Spouse:

Elizabeth Marshallsea  (his death) | 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:

As well as his Best Supporting Actor Oscar, he received an honorary Oscar for being an inspiration for disabled war veterans throughout the U.S., making him the first (and only) actor to receive two Oscars for the same role. See more »

Star Sign:

Capricorn

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