Harold Russell

Harold Russell

Highest Rated: 98% The Best Years of Our Lives (1946)

Lowest Rated: 98% The Best Years of Our Lives (1946)

Birthday: Jan 14, 1914

Birthplace: North Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada

Harold Russell only had a major role in one film, but it assured his place in cinema history. He was born in Nova Scotia and raised in Boston, MA. Losing both hands to a grenade explosion in World War II, Russell later appeared in the military-produced educational film "Diary of a Sergeant," although someone else provided the voiceover narration. After seeing that film and noting an All-American ease and likability in the non-actor, William Wyler cast Russell as the quiet hometown boy Homer Parrish in "The Best Years of Our Lives" (1946). The drama about war veterans returning home won seven Oscars, including Russell's for Best Supporting Actor. He also received a special award from the Academy "for bringing hope and courage to his fellow veterans."

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Filmography

Movies

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No Score Yet No Score Yet Goldwyn: The Man and His Movies Unknown (Character) - 2001
No Score Yet 58% Dogtown Blessed William (Character) - 1997
No Score Yet 77% Inside Moves Wings (Character) - 1980
98% 93% The Best Years of Our Lives Homer Parrish (Character) - 1946
No Score Yet No Score Yet Diary of a Sergeant Unknown (Character) - 1945

TV

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No Score Yet No Score Yet Trapper John, M.D. Unknown (Guest Star) 1981

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