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Louis Zamperini (1917–2014)

Louis Zamperini was born on January 26, 1917 in Olean, New York, USA as Louis Silvie Zamperini. He is known for his work on Unbroken (2014), This Is Your Life (1950) and American Experience (1988). He was married to Cynthia Applewhite. He died on July 2, 2014 in Los Angeles, California, USA. See full bio »

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Known For

Unbroken Thanks
American Experience Self - 1936 U.S. Olympic Team
Today Self - Guest


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 1941 They Died with Their Boots on
Soldier (uncredited)
 1939 The Hunchback of Notre Dame
Street Urchin (uncredited)
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 2014/I Unbroken (biographical advisor)
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 2014/I Unbroken (in memory of)
 1998 Sworn to Secrecy: Secrets of War (TV Series documentary) (special thanks to - 1 episode)
- Prisoners of War, Part One - The Barbed Wire Front (1998) ... (special thanks to: Combat Camera Persons)
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 2014 Today (TV Series)
Self - Guest
- Episode dated 25 February 2014 (2014) ... Self - Guest
 2013 Glickman (TV Movie documentary)
 2012 The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (TV Series)
- Episode #20.155 (2012) ... Self
 2012 American Experience (TV Series documentary)
Self - 1936 U.S. Olympic Team
- Jesse Owens (2012) ... Self - 1936 U.S. Olympic Team
 1998 Sworn to Secrecy: Secrets of War (TV Series documentary)
Self - POW in Japan, WWII
- Prisoners of War, Part One - The Barbed Wire Front (1998) ... Self - POW in Japan, WWII (as Captain Louis Zamperini)
 1992 Zamperini: Still Carrying the Torch (Video documentary short)
 1954 This Is Your Life (TV Series)
- Louis Silvie Zamperini (1954) ... Self
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 2018 Billy Graham: An Extraordinary Journey (TV Movie documentary)
 2015 Louis Zamperini: Captured by Grace (TV Movie documentary)
 2014 On the Record w/ Brit Hume (TV Series)

Personal Details

Other Works:

Publication of his second autobiography, also titled "Devil at My Heels," written with David Rensin, published by HarperCollins, Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA. See more »

Publicity Listings:

2 Biographical Movies | 2 Print Biographies | 1 Article | See more »

Alternate Names:

Captain Louis Zamperini


5' 11" (1.8 m)


Cynthia Applewhite  (her death)  (2 children)

Did You Know?


For his 81st birthday in January 1998, he returned to Japan to run a leg of the Olympic torch relay for the 1998 Winter Games in Nagano. He was also a torch bearer for the 1984 Summer Olympic Games in Los Angeles. See more »

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