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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)
Dogtown
Dogtown Blessed William
(1997)
Inside Moves
Inside Moves Wings
(1980)
China Beach
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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 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 - Presenter
 1976 AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to William Wyler (TV Movie documentary)
Himself
 1973 This Is Your Life (TV Series)
Himself
- Dana Andrews (1973) ... Himself
 1966 The Mike Douglas Show (TV Series)
Himself
- Episode #6.8 (1966) ... 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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 2011 These Amazing Shadows (Documentary)
Homer Parrish (clip from The Best Years of Our Lives (1946)) (uncredited)
 2002 The 74th Annual Academy Awards (TV Special)
Himself - Memorial Tribute
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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".

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Personal Quote:

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. See more »

Trivia:

Served three terms as the National Commander of the AMVETS. As National Commander, he wrote an 11 April 1951 letter to President Harry S. Truman supporting his decision to relieve General Douglas MacArthur of his supreme command: "The issue is whether the ultimate civil authority of the United States can tolerate actions in contempt of constitutional lines of authority. Any lessening of civil ... See more »

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Capricorn

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