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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 was an actor, known for Unbroken (2014), Sworn to Secrecy: Secrets of War (1998) and Today (1952). 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
Today Himself - Guest
American Experience Himself - 1936 U.S. Olympic Team


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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)
Himself - Guest
- Episode dated 25 February 2014 (2014) ... Himself - Guest
 2013 Glickman (TV Movie documentary)
 2012 The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (TV Series)
- Episode #20.155 (2012) ... Himself
 2012 American Experience (TV Series documentary)
Himself - 1936 U.S. Olympic Team
- Jesse Owens (2012) ... Himself - 1936 U.S. Olympic Team
 2005 Taking Flight: The History of Torrance Municipal Airport (TV Movie documentary)
 1998 Sworn to Secrecy: Secrets of War (TV Series documentary)
Himself - POW in Japan, WWII
- Prisoners of War, Part One - The Barbed Wire Front (1998) ... Himself - POW in Japan, WWII (as Captain Louis Zamperini)
 1992 Zamperini: Still Carrying the Torch (Video documentary short)
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 2018 Billy Graham: An Extraordinary Journey (TV Movie documentary)
 2014 On the Record w/ Brit Hume (TV Series)

Personal Details

Other Works:

Publication of his first autobiography, "Devil at My Heels," written with Helen Itria, published by E.P. Dutton, Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA. See more »

Publicity Listings:

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

Alternate Names:

Captain Louis Zamperini


5' 11" (1.8 m)

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Inducted to the National Italian American Sports Hall of Fame in Chicago, Illinois, USA in October 2008. See more »

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