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Kurt Russell

Actor
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Born Mar 17, 1951

Kurt Vogel Russell is an American television and film actor. His first acting roles were as a child in television series, including a lead role in the Western series The Travels of Jaimie McPheeters (1963–1964). In the 1970s, he signed a ten-year contract with the Walt Disney Company, where he became, according to Robert Osborne, the "studio's top star of the '70s". In 1979, Russell was nominated for an Emmy Award for the made-for-television film Elvis.… Read More

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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Kurt Russell.

CHILDHOOD

1951 Birth Born on March 17, 1951.

TEENAGE

1963 12 Years Old 1 More Event
On April 24, 1963, Russell guest starred in the ABC series Our Man Higgins, starring Stanley Holloway as an English butler in an American family.
1964 13 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1964, he guest-starred in "Nemesis", an episode of the popular ABC series The Fugitive in which, as the son of police Lt. Phillip Gerard, he is unintentionally kidnapped by his father's quarry, Doctor Richard Kimble. … Read More
1965 14 Years Old At age 13, Russell played the role of Jungle Boy on an episode of CBS's Gilligan's Island, which aired on February 6, 1965. … Read More
In 1966, Russell played a 14-year-old Indian boy, Grey Smoke, adopted by the Texas Rangers in the episode "Meanwhile, Back at the Reservation" of the NBC western series Laredo. … Read More

TWENTIES

1973 22 Years Old 1 More Event
Russell, like his father, had a baseball career. In the early 1970s, Russell was a switch-hitting second baseman for the California Angels minor league affiliates, the Bend Rainbows (1971) and Walla Walla Islanders (1972) in the short season Class A-Short Season Northwest League, then moved up to Class AA in 1973 with the El Paso Sun Kings of the Texas League. … Read More
1974 23 Years Old In the autumn of 1974, he appeared in the ABC series The New Land, inspired by the 1972 Swedish film of the same name. … Read More
1976 25 Years Old In autumn 1976, Russell appeared with Tim Matheson in the 15-episode NBC series The Quest, the story of two young men in the American West seeking the whereabouts of their sister, a captive of the Cheyenne. … Read More
1979 28 Years Old 1 More Event
Elvis Presley connections have run like a thread through his career. Aside from appearing as a child in one of Presley's films and giving a convincing portrayal of the singer in the 1979 television biopic, Russell starred as an Elvis impersonator involved in a Las Vegas robbery in 3000 Miles to Graceland.

THIRTIES

1983 32 Years Old After his divorce from Hubley in 1983, Russell began his relationship with Goldie Hawn, and appeared alongside her in Swing Shift and Overboard. … Read More

FORTIES

1996 45 Years Old Russell is a Libertarian. In 1996, he was quoted in the Toronto Sun saying: "I was brought up as a Republican, but when I realized that at the end of the day there wasn't much difference between a Democrat and Republican, I became a libertarian."

FIFTIES

2003 52 Years Old In February 2003, Russell and Hawn moved to Vancouver, British Columbia, so that their son could play hockey. … Read More
2004 53 Years Old His portrayal of U.S. Olympic hockey coach Herb Brooks in the 2004 film Miracle, won the praise of critics. "In many ways", wrote Claudia Puig of USA Today, "Miracle belongs to Kurt Russell." … Read More
2005 54 Years Old …  Russell said he promised Cosmatos he would keep it a secret as long as Cosmatos was alive; Cosmatos died in April 2005. … Read More
2006 55 Years Old In 2006, Russell revealed that he was the director of Tombstone, not George P. Cosmatos, as credited.

LATE ADULTHOOD

2014 63 Years Old Russell appeared in The Battered Bastards of Baseball, a documentary about his father and the Portland Mavericks, which debuted at the Sundance Film Festival in 2014. … Read More
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