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Louis Zamperini Net Worth: Louis Zamperini was born in Olean, Ny in January 1917 and passed away in July 2014. Zamperini’s encounters inspired the bestselling novel Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption that has been composed by Laura Hillenbrand in 2010. The novel was adapted to the film Unbroken which will probably be published in December 2014. Louis competed in the 1936 Olympics 5000-meter race and finished 8th. While on a hunt his airplane crashed to the ocean and killed eight of the eleven guys on board. He and two other survivors reached the Marshall Islands and were caught by the Japanese Navy and held as prisoners of war. A year plus a half after he vanished he was returned home. He received many awards including a Purple Heart, Penitentiary of War Medal, and World War II Victory Medal. Louis Zamperini passed away on July 2, 2014 at 97 years old.

Quick Facts

Birth date: January 26, 1917, Olean, New York, United States
Death date: July 2, 2014, Los Angeles, California, United States
Birth place: Olean
Height:5 ft 8 in (1.75 m)
Weight:132 lbs (60 kg)
Profession:Motivational speaker, Runner, Military Officer
Education:University of Southern California, Torrance High School
Nationality:Italy
Spouse:Cynthia Applewhite (m. 1946–2001)
Children:Cissy Zamperini, Luke Zamperini
Parents:Louise Dossi, Anthony Zamperini
Siblings:Virginia Zamperini, Pete Zamperini, Sylvia Zamperini
Awards:Distinguished Flying Cross, Prisoner of War Medal, Purple Heart, Air Medal
Movies:Zamperini
Books:Don't Give Up, Don't Give in
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Interesting Facts

#Fact
1He was to be the Grand Marshal for the 2015 Tournament of Roses Parade, held before the football playoff game in Pasadena, California. In response to Zamperini's July 2, 2014 death, the Tournament of Roses committee announced they are "committed to honoring him as the Grand Marshal of the 2015 Rose Parade".
2His wife Cynthia predeceased him. He was survived by his son, Luke Zamperini, his daughter, Cynthia Zamperini Garris, and a grandchild.
3He was a first generation American, the son of two Italian immigrants.
4University of Southern California's track & field stadium's entrance was named Louis Zamperini Plaza in 2004.
5During his World War II military service, he was a B-24 bombardier in a plane nicknamed the Green Hornet. While flying a rescue mission May 27, 1943, the Green Hornet had a mechanical failure and fell into the ocean. After 47 days floating in a rubber life-raft at sea with two other crew members (one of the others died after 33 days), he and the plane's co-pilot were rescued/captured by the Japanese, and he spent almost two years, frequently tortured, in a Japanese Prisoner of War Camp.
6For his military service and time as a prisoner of war, he received the Purple Heart, the Distinguished Flying Cross, and the World War II Prisoner of War Medal.
7He attended Torrance High School, where he was a track star. In 1934, he set the national high school track record for the mile at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. His record time of 4 minutes 21.2 seconds held for 20 years. His efforts earned him a scholarship to the University of Southern California (USC).
8For his 81st birthday in January 1998, he returned to Japan to run a leg of the Olympic torch relay for the 1998 Winter Games in Nagano. He was also a torch bearer for the 1984 Summer Olympic Games in Los Angeles.
9Inducted to the National Italian American Sports Hall of Fame in Chicago, Illinois, USA in October 2008.
10The home football, soccer, and track stadium for Torrance High School has been named Zamperini Stadium in his honor.
11Born in New York, his family moved to Torrence, California in 1920.
12In the 1950s, Tony Curtis approached Zamperini, after the release of Zamperini's first book, about making a film with Curtis portraying Zamperini.
13He is the subject of a 2010 biography by Laura Hillenbrand, "Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption." A critical and popular success, it hit #1 on the New York Times best-seller list in 2010.
14One of his fellow prisoner of war camp mates was Gregory H. 'Pappy' Boyington, writer of the book "Baa Baa Black Sheep," upon which "Black Sheep Squadron" (1976) (original title Black Sheep Squadron (1976)) was based.
15The Torrance airport was renamed Zamperini Field on December 7, 1946.
16Zamperini resided in the Hollywood section of Los Angeles, California at the time of his death.


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Filmography

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
They Died with Their Boots On1941Soldier (uncredited)
The Hunchback of Notre Dame1939Street Urchin (uncredited)

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Unbroken2014/Ibiographical advisor

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Unbroken2014/Iin memory of
Sworn to Secrecy: Secrets of War1998TV Series documentary special thanks to - 1 episode

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Today2014TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Glickman2013TV Movie documentary
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno2012TV SeriesHimself
Taking Flight: The History of Torrance Municipal Airport2005TV Movie documentaryHimself
Sworn to Secrecy: Secrets of War1998TV Series documentaryHimself - POW in Japan, WWII
Zamperini: Still Carrying the Torch1992Video documentary short

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
On the Record w/ Brit Hume2014TV SeriesHimself

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