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Harold Russell

Harold RussellAKA Harold John Russell

Born: 14-Jan-1914
Birthplace: North Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
Died: 29-Jan-2002
Location of death: Needham, MA
Cause of death: Heart Failure
Remains: Buried, Lakeview Cemetery, Cochituate, MA

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Actor

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: The Best Years of Our Lives

Military service: US Army (WWII)

A resident of Massachusetts after 1933. After a film-related explosives accident on 6 June 1944, both of Russell's hands had to be amputated.

Father: Harold Russell (d. 1919)
Mother: Gertrude Croucher
Wife: Rita Russell-Nixon (m. 1944, d. 1978, one daughter, one son)
Daughter: Adele
Son: Gerald (stepson, from Rita's previous marriage)
Wife: Betty Marshallsee (m. 1981, until his death)

    University: Business, Boston University

    Oscar (honorary) 1947
    Oscar for Best Supporting Actor 1947 for The Best Years of Our Lives
    Golden Globe 1947 for The Best Years of Our Lives
    Hollywood Walk of Fame 6748 Hollywood Blvd.
    Coolest Headshots
    Risk Factors: Amputee

    Dogtown (1997)
    Inside Moves (19-Dec-1980)
    The Best Years of Our Lives (21-Nov-1946) · Homer Parrish

Author of books:
Victory in My Hands (1949, memoir)
The Best Years of My Life (1981, memoir)

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