Harold Russell , who had lost both hands in an Army training exercise, earns two Oscars, supporting actor and a special award, for his performance as a veteran struggling to adapt in “The Best Years of Our Lives".
Harold Russel / Born: Harold John Russell, January 14, 1914 in North Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada / Died: January 29, 2002 (age 88) in Needham, Massachusetts, USA / in "The Best Years of Our Lives" 1946, age 33. #actor
19th Academy Awards® (1947) ~ Samuel Goldwyn ~ (1879 – 1974) with Best Supporting Actor Harold Russell ~ (1914 – 2002) and Best Director William Wyler ~ (1902 – 1981) for "The Best Years of Our Lives" (1946)
Harold Russell: Army-Instructor in the Parachute Corps. In 1944 a defective fuse exploded a charge he was holding as he instructed a demolition squad. Both hands were amputated. He won 2 Oscars for his performance in the film "Best Years of Our Lives" Served 3 terms as the commander of AMVETS.