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Harold Russell Overview:

Legendary actor, Harold Russell, was born Harold John Russell on Jan 14, 1914 in North Sydney, Canada. Russell died at the age of 88 on Jan 29, 2002 in Needham, MA and was laid to rest in Lakeview Cemetery in Wayland, Middlesex County, CA.

HONORS and AWARDS:

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Harold Russell was nominated for one Academy Award, winning for Best Supporting Actor for The Best Years of Our Lives (as Homer Parrish) in 1946. He also won one Honorary Award in 1946 for bringing hope and courage to his fellow veterans through his appearance in The Best Years of Our Lives .

Academy Awards

YearAwardFilm nameRoleResult
1946Best Supporting ActorThe Best Years of Our Lives (1946)Homer ParrishWon

Academy Awards (Honorary Oscars)

YearAwardDescription
1946Special Awardfor bringing hope and courage to his fellow veterans through his appearance in The Best Years of Our Lives

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He was honored with one star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the category of Motion Pictures.

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Harold Russell Quotes:

Mr. Mollett: Say, uh, do you mind if I ask you a personal question?
Homer Parrish: I know what it is. How did I get these hooks and how do they work? That's what everybody says when they start off, "Do you mind if I ask you a personal question?" Well, I'll tell ya. I got sick and tired of that old pair of hands I had. You know, an awful lot of trouble washing them and manicuring my nails. So I traded them in for a pair of these latest models. They work by radar. Look.
[He takes a scoop of his ice cream sundae with a spoon]
Homer Parrish: Pretty cute, hey?


Homer Parrish: I didn't see much of the war... I was stationed in a repair shop below decks. Oh, I was in plenty of battles, but I never saw a Jap or heard a shell coming at me. When we were sunk, all I know is there was a lot of fire and explosions. And I was ordered topsides and overboard. And I was burned. When I came to, I was on a cruiser. My hands were off. After that, I had it easy... That's what I said. They took care of me fine. They trained me to use these things. I can dial telephones, I can drive a car, I can even put nickels in the jukebox. I'm all right, but... well, you see, I've got a girl.


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Harold Russell Facts
In August 1992, Russell sold his supporting-actor Oscar, saying he needed the money to pay his wife's medical bills and other expenses. An anonymous buyer paid $60,500, including a 10 percent commission for the auctioneer.

Had one of the least prolific careers of any Oscar winner, starring in only four films over a span of fifty years.

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences tried to keep him from selling his award, and offered to loan him money, but he turned them down. (Several Oscars have since been auctioned off posthumously, but the Academy now makes all recipients sign an agreement forbidding them from selling their Oscars.)

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