Who died this date in 2002...and who visited Croton in 1948 and spoke at Croton Harmon High School. You can read more about it here:
and here http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2011/10/part-two-harold-russell-visits-croton.html
Click on the photo to see Russell as Homer Parrish and Cathy O'Donnell as Wilma Cameron in THE BEST YEARS OF OUR LIVES, directed by William Wyler.
Russell won the Academy Award for his performance. Upon completion of the film, Wyler told Russell to return to school
since there "weren't many roles for actors without hands." Russell
returned to Boston University and graduated with a business degree in 1949. Russell authored two autobiographies, Victory in My Hands (1949) and The Best Years of My Life (1981).