Actor Kurt Russell in 1974 studio promotional shot, turns 65 this week.
Actor Kurt Russell in 1974 studio promotional shot, turns 65 this week.

Lifetime actor Kurt Russell turns 66

THE handsome American movie and television actor Kurt Russell, turns 66 this week.

Born in 1951 in Massachusetts to actor Bing Russell and dancer Louise Cronie, it seemed his life in acting was predestined from an early age.

He started at six alongside his father.  At 11 he met Elvis Presley, who he came to admire, and starred in a 1963 Elvis Presley tribute show and in the 10th anniversary of Rin Tin Tin.

By the age of 12 he had his own TV show, The Travels of Jaimie McPheeters, a western co-starring Charles Bronson and several Osmond brothers.

In his early years he was a minor league baseball player, but was forced out of the sport with a shoulder injury.

Kurt continues acting to this day with his latest movie, the 2017 Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 2.

His long-term partner is fellow actor Goldie Hawn who he fell in love with in 1983 after acting beside her in Swing Shift and Overboard.

They have a son, Wyatt, who joins Goldie's two children, actors Oliver Hudson and Kate Hudson and Kurt's son Boston.

Kurt's list of movie roles is impressive, including Escape from New YorkSilkwood, Big Trouble in Little China, Backdraft, Stargate and Grindhouse.

Oddly Kurt has never won a major movie award, but has been nominated for some.


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