Harold Russell

Birth Name: Harold John Avery Russell

Date of Birth: January 14, 1914

Place of Birth: North Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada

Date of Death: January 29, 2002

Place of Death: Needham, Massachusetts, U.S.

Ethnicity: English

Harold Russell was a Canadian-American World War II veteran and actor. He won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for The Best Years of Our Lives (1946).

Harold was the son of Gertrude Mary Arlett (Croucher) and Harold John Russell. His parents were from Newfoundland. He moved with his family to Massachusetts in 1921. He was married to Rita Russell-Nixon, until her death, and then to Betty Marshalsea, until his death.

Harold’s paternal grandfather was named James Russell.

Harold’s paternal grandmother was named Ethel Avery.

Harold’s maternal grandfather was named John Thomas Croucher. John was born in Alton, Hampshire, England.

Harold’s maternal grandmother was named Eliza Mary Pike. Eliza was born in London, England.

Sources: Genealogy of Harold Russell (focusing on his mother’s side) – https://www.wikitree.com

Harold Russell on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org

Death record of Harold’s father – https://www.familysearch.org

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