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Harold Russell is shown on the left, history’s only double Oscar winner for the same role. Russell won Best Supporting Actor for his role as a disabled veteran in The Best Days of Our Lives, the Best Picture of 1946. From that exposure, he was also presented an honorary Oscar for his leadership efforts on behalf of disabled vets. Claude Jarman was presented a junior Oscar for his performance as Jody in The Yearling. Shirley Temple, shown, was the presenter. Claude was likely in his fourteenth year.

Russell continued his advocacy for veterans, founding the AMVETS organization. He wrote two autobiographies but appeared in only two more films, Inside Moves and Dogtown.



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