From left to right, Louis Zamperini's son, Luke Zamperini, and daughter, Cynthia Zamperini-Garris and producer Matt Baer. 5 Louis Zamperini lived life well. Cynthia Garris and Luke Zamperini were both born after World War II and best knew their father after he'd found his faith. At a recent press event in New York, Zamperini’s children, son Luke Zamperini and daughter Cynthia Garris, shared their memories of a remarkable father, one who was not only dedicated to his family but also loving in every sense of the word. Louis Zamperini Wiki: Salary, Married, Wedding, Spouse, Family Louis Silvie "Louie" Zamperini (January 26, 1917 – July 2, 2014) was an American World War II prisoner of war survivor, inspirational speaker, and Olympic distance runner. "He didn't become a Christian until he came home," Garris said, noting that her father … Cynthia Applewhite and Louis “Louie” Zamperini met on the beach in Florida in January of 1946. See all photos. Zamperini's daughter, Cynthia Garris, told Townhall that no one today could endure what her father went through and shared his backstory of how he accepted Jesus in his heart. They grew up in the … His wife Cynthia predeceased him. On what he instilled in each of them as a father … Cynthia Garris was born in Hollywood, California, USA. 3: He was a first generation American, the son of two Italian immigrants. We talked about their … Photos. I had the opportunity a couple days after the screening to meet his children, Cynthia Garris, 65, and Luke Zamperini, 61. On what he instilled in each of them as a father … 5 At a recent press event in New York, Zamperini’s children, son Luke Zamperini and daughter Cynthia Garris, shared their memories of a remarkable father, one who was not only dedicated to his family but also loving in every sense of the word. Louis Silvie Zamperini (January 26, 1917 – July 2, 2014) was an American World War II veteran, an evangelical Christian and an Olympic distance runner. His wife Cynthia predeceased him. Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014. He was survived by his son, Luke Zamperini, his daughter, Cynthia Zamperini Garris, and a grandchild. 4: University of Southern California's track & field stadium's entrance was named Louis Zamperini Plaza in 2004. Louis Zamperini lived life well. She is best known for her roles in the television series Edward & Mrs. Simpson and the sitcom Mad About You, the former of which earned her a BAFTA Award nomination in 1979. 4: University of Southern California's track & field stadium's entrance was named Louis Zamperini Plaza in 2004. The Torrance Historical Society sponsored a special preview of the Lou Zamperini movie "Unbroken," at the AMC Del Amo theaters. He was survived by his son, Luke Zamperini, his daughter, Cynthia Zamperini Garris, and a grandchild. Cynthia Julian Harris (born August 9, 1934) is an American film, television, and stage actress. However, that is a rough summation of the very true story of Louis Zamperini, who passed away in July 2014 at the age of 97. 3: He was a first generation American, the son of two Italian immigrants. (Stephen Carr / Staff Photographer)