"The Best Years of Our Lives" (1946). Country: United States. Director: William Wyler. Cast: Dana Andrews, Fredric March, Myrna Loy, Harold Russell, Teresa Wright, Virginia Mayo, Cathy O'Donnell, Hoagy Carmichael
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
HAROLD RUSSELL was an Army veteran, not an actor. Wm. Wyler saw him in a training film and hired him for a part in "The Best Years of Our Lives." The academy kindly voted him Best Supporting Actor 1946, and he was awarded a second statue for being a source of inspiration to the many vets who had returned from WWII. Russell is the only person he has ever won two Oscars for the same part.