February 25, 2014
Zamperini's inspirational story offers a bright light of hope for an often-troubled time.
Gael Fashingbauer Cooper, TODAY.com
Angelina Jolie was looking far and wide for dramatic inspiration, and all the time it was right outside her own front door.
Jolie is directing "Unbroken," the...
February 20, 2014
Biopic of high school Mile record holder, Olympian and WWII hero Louis Zamperini to hit theaters on Christmas Day 2014
By Amanda Bell, Yahoo Movies
In keeping with the current sense of nationalistic spirit Team USA has been tapping within many by way of Sochi, a first-look preview of Angelina...
July 10, 2013
Louis Zamperini, World War II hero, qualified for the 1936 Berlin Olympics at the age of 19; filming spring 2014; Christmas 2014 release
By Donna Littlejohn, Daily Breeze
With the leading man and a release date announced Wednesday, the long-awaited film "Unbroken" about Torrance icon Louis...
December 18, 2012
Running helped Zamperini foster the resilience he needed to endure captivity during WWII.
By Laura Hillenbrand, Runner's World
It was the spring of 1944, the height of World War II. In a Japanese torture camp, a captured American stood, ravaged by illness and shockingly emaciated, surrounded...
August 02, 2012
He was an Olympic athlete in Berlin where he met Hitler, a Prisoner of War of the Japanese during World War II, and is still sharing his Christian faith
By Dan Wooding, ASSIST Ministries
HOLLYWOOD HILLS, Calif. -- I have interviewed some extraordinary people in my more than 43 years as a...
June 18, 2012
Event draws 95-year-old former USC athlete whose book about his odyssey during World War II is a bestseller. His stories at a fundraiser include jabs at the former Trojans football coach.
By TJ Simers, Los Angeles Times
Pete Carroll is back in town and onstage. He's sitting beside Lou...
June 07, 2012
Louis Zamperini, 95, was recently featured on NBC's Tonight Show with Jay Leno, sitting next to actor & director Catherine Zeta-Jones. Louis discusses his experience growing up in Los Angeles as a "rotten kid", the 1936 Olympics and rooming with Jesse Owens, and his incredible story during WWII...
June 01, 2011
'King of the Mile' Glenn Cunningham was a real hero of mine... he did the impossible. He was burnt as a child from his arms to his legs to his feet to his back and the doctors said he would never walk again.
By Gary Cohen, GaryCohenRunning.com
Louis Zamperini placed eighth in the 5000 meters...
February 15, 2003
''I don't consider myself a hero, but more of a grateful survivor.''
By Ira Berkow, New York Times
In June 1944, Anthony & Louise Zamperini were at their home in Torrance, Calif., when they received the following message regarding their son, an airman who at age 19 had been a member of the...
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