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Louis Zamperini Net Worth

Louis Zamperini Net Worth is
$1 Million

Louis Zamperini Biography

Louis Zamperini was created in Olean, NY in January 1917 and passed on in July 2014.Louis Zamperini Net Value: Louis Zamperini was an American prisoner of battle survivor, Olympic length runner, and inspirational loudspeaker who had a net value of $1 million. A year . 5 after he disappeared he was came back home. The reserve was adapted in to the movie Unbroken which is released in December 2014. Louis competed in the 1936 Olympics 5000-meter race and finished 8th. He received many awards including a Purple Center, Prison of Battle Medal, and World Battle II Success Medal. Zamperini was deployed to the Pacific Island of Funafuti on the B-24 Liberator bomber Super Guy. While on a search his plane crashed in to the sea and killed eight of the eleven guys up to speed. He and two various other survivors reached the Marshall Islands and had been captured by japan Navy and kept as prisoners of battle. Zamperini’s encounters inspired the best-selling reserve Unbroken: A GLOBAL War II Tale of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption that was compiled by Laura Hillenbrand this year 2010. He joined america Army Surroundings Forces in 1941 and became another lieutenant. Louis Zamperini passed on on July 2, 2014 at 97 years previous.


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Quick Facts

Full NameLouis Zamperini
Net Worth$1 Million
Date Of BirthJanuary 26, 1917
DiedJuly 2, 2014, Los Angeles, California, United States
Height1.75 m
Weight60 kg
ProfessionRunner, Military Officer, Motivational speaker
EducationTorrance High School, University of Southern California
SpouseCynthia Applewhite
ChildrenCissy Zamperini, Luke Zamperini
ParentsLouise Dossi, Anthony Zamperini
SiblingsPete Zamperini, Sylvia Zamperini, Virginia Zamperini
MoviesZamperini: Still Carrying the Torch


Interesting Facts

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1 He 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".
2 His wife Cynthia predeceased him. He was survived by his son, Luke Zamperini, his daughter, Cynthia Zamperini Garris, and a grandchild.
3 He was a first generation American, the son of two Italian immigrants.
4 University of Southern California's track & field stadium's entrance was named Louis Zamperini Plaza in 2004.
5 During 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.
6 For 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.
7 He 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).
8 For 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.
9 Inducted to the National Italian American Sports Hall of Fame in Chicago, Illinois, USA in October 2008.
10 The home football, soccer, and track stadium for Torrance High School has been named Zamperini Stadium in his honor.
11 Born in New York, his family moved to Torrence, California in 1920.
12 In the 1950s, Tony Curtis approached Zamperini, after the release of Zamperini's first book, about making a film with Curtis portraying Zamperini.
13 He 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.
14 One 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.
15 The Torrance airport was renamed Zamperini Field on December 7, 1946.
16 Zamperini resided in the Hollywood section of Los Angeles, California at the time of his death.


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Filmography

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
They Died with Their Boots On 1941 Soldier (uncredited)
The Hunchback of Notre Dame 1939 Street Urchin (uncredited)

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Unbroken 2014/I biographical advisor

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Unbroken 2014/I in memory of
Sworn to Secrecy: Secrets of War 1998 TV Series documentary special thanks to - 1 episode

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Today 2014 TV Series Himself - Guest
Glickman 2013 TV Movie documentary
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 2012 TV Series Himself
Taking Flight: The History of Torrance Municipal Airport 2005 TV Movie documentary Himself
Sworn to Secrecy: Secrets of War 1998 TV Series documentary Himself - POW in Japan, WWII
Zamperini: Still Carrying the Torch 1992 Video documentary short

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
On the Record w/ Brit Hume 2014 TV Series Himself
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