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Harold Russell

Harold Russell
Russell in the film The Best Years of Our Lives for which he won two Academy Awards.
Personal information
Birth nameHarold John Russell
Birth dateJanuary 14, 1914
Place of birthNorth Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
Date of deathJanuary 29, 2002(age 88)
Death placeNeedham, Massachusetts
SpouseRita Russell-Nixon (1944-1978)
Betty Marshallsee (1981-2002)

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Harold John Russell (January 14, 1914 - January 29, 2002) was a Canadian-American World War II veteran who became one of only two non-professional actors to win an Academy Award for acting (the other being Haing S. Ngor). Russell also holds the unique honor of being the only person to receive two Academy Awards for the same role.

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