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George Kennedy
Born 100 years ago on 18/02/2025

George Kennedy

American actor


Dead at 91 years
Birthday
Wednesday
He is born 99 years, 2 months and 0 day ago
Death date
Sunday

He is dead since 8 years, 1 month and 21 days

Cause of death: heart disease

Birthplace
New York, United States
Nationality: american États-Unis
Categorie
Actors
Birth sign: Aquarius
Chinese birth sign: Goat
Height

190 cm

George Harris Kennedy Jr. (February 18, 1925 – February 28, 2016) was an American actor who appeared in more than 100 film and television productions. He played "Dragline" in Cool Hand Luke (1967), winning the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for the role and being nominated for the corresponding Golden Globe. He received a second Golden Globe nomination for portraying Joe Patroni in Airport (1970).

Among other films he had a significant role in are Lonely Are the Brave, Charade, Strait-Jacket, McHale's Navy, Hush… Hush, Sweet Charlotte, Mirage, Shenandoah, The Sons of Katie Elder, The Flight of the Phoenix, In Harm's Way, The Dirty Dozen, The Boston Strangler, Guns of the Magnificent Seven, tick… tick… tick…, Cahill U.S. Marshal, Thunderbolt and Lightfoot, The Good Guys and the Bad Guys, Earthquake, The Eiger Sanction, and The Delta Force.

Kennedy was the only actor to appear in all four films in the Airport series, reprising the role of Joe Patroni three times. He also played Police Captain Ed Hocken in the Naked Gun series of comedy films, and corrupt oil tycoon Carter McKay on the original Dallas television series.

Source : Wikipedia