Jolie poses with louis “louie” zamperini, the world war ii hero whose story was told in laura hillenbrand's popular book, unbroken: a world. Louis zamperini was born january 26, 1917 in olean, new york, to italian at the age of 2, his family moved torrance, california where zamperini spent most. Louis zamperini is best known for laura hillenbrand's book unbroken: a wwii story of survival, resilience, and redemptionzamperini's life started ou.
Louie zamperini's story of survival and redemption will astound and inspire you. Louis zamperini, an olympic runner who as an airman during world war ii crashed into the pacific, was listed as dead and then spent 47 days. Louis silvie zamperini was born to louise and anthony zamperini on january 26 , 1917 his parents were italian immigrants he had an older.
When the water supply canteens ran dry again, louie began to doubt they'd survive he thought back to when he first arrived in hawaii and eddie rickenbacker,. 1 he was a juvenile delinquent born in january 1917 to italian immigrant parents, zamperini spent his youth as one of torrance, california's. Biography and profile of sporting champion louis zamperini from the sport of athletics. Louie zamperini's amazing life is the subject of laura hillenbrand's unbroken: a world war ii story of survival, resilience, and redemption. By mary elaine turley on the recent passing of war hero louie zamperini, a dear friend recommended that i read the stunning biography,.
Louis zamperini, the real life star of unbroken, faced another challenge after he survived the war read how he overcame ptsd and the. It is a good thing that louis zamperini was a runner and not just any runner, but a 4-minute miler and an eighth place finisher in the. Louis zamperini, born to italian immigrants in 1917, lived most of his childhood in torrance, calif, as a rambunctious spitfire who had some. For the era and beyond, louie was one of the best as his running if you claim zamperini are 'so yesterday' then american medals from the.
The latest tweets from louis zamperini (@louiszamperini) official twitter of the louis zamperini foundation hollywood, ca. Louis silvie zamperini (january 26, 1917 – july 2, 2014) was an american world war ii veteran, a christian evangelist and an olympic distance runner, best. Louie qualified for the 1936 berlin olympics after what he felt was a poor showing he learned his last lap was the fastest ever recorded adolph hilter asked to. Louis zamperini, the usc trojan olympian whose heroics as a world war ii prisoner of war earned him international fame, has died in los.
Collecting guide to louis zamperini and the unbroken film based on his life includes top collectible options, buying guide and more. Louis zamperini was an american olympian and airman whose extraordinary tale of endurance after being shot down became the subject of. Unbroken,” the true story of war hero louis zamperini, comes to the big screen by way of the coen brothers and angelina jolie.