Top 10 Facts - Kurt Russell
Fact #1

He was born in Springfield, Massachusetts. Russell is the son of actor Bing Russell. His mother was a dancer Louise Julia (Crone) Russell. His sister Jill is the mother of baseball player Matt Franco.

Fact #2

His ?rst roles were as a child in television series, including a lead role in the Western series The Travels of Jaimie McPheeters.

Fact #3

In 1984, for his performance in Silkwood, Russell was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture.

Fact #4

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.

Fact #5

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.

Fact #6

In 1966, before Walt Disney died, the ?nal words he ever wrote were "Kurt Russell." No one knows why. Disney died soon after.

Fact #7

Russell married actress Season Hubley. He met Hubley on the set of Elvis in 1979. They had a son, Boston.

Fact #8

Russell is an FAA licensed private pilot holding single/multi-engine and instrument ratings.

Fact #9

He is an Honorary Board Member of the humanitarian aviation organization Wings of Hope.

Fact #10

In 1966, Russell had been signed to a ten-year contract with The Walt Disney Company, where he became, according to Robert Osborne, the "studio's top star of the '70s".

Fact #11
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