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OSCAR WINNER DIES

Harold Russell, a disabled World War II vet and an Oscar winner for his role in The Best Years of Our Lives, died Tuesday of a heart attack. He was 88. Russell — who had become an advocate for the rights of the disabled — won two Oscars for the film: one as best supporting actor, and a second, special Oscar for "bringing aid and comfort to disabled veterans through the medium of motion pictures."

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Harold Russell, a disabled World War II vet and an Oscar winner for his role in The Best Years of Our Lives, died Tuesday of a heart attack. He was 88. Russell — who had become an advocate for the rights of the disabled — won two Oscars for the film: one as best supporting actor, and a second, special Oscar for "bringing aid and comfort to disabled veterans through the medium of motion pictures."