Douglas Kenney

American writer, co-founder and editor of National Lampoon

Douglas C. "Doug" Kenney (December 10, 1946 – August 27, 1980) was an American writer and actor. He was born in Palm Beach, Florida. He was one of the co-founders of National Lampoon magazine, along with Henry Beard and Robert Hoffman. Kenney collaborated with Beard at the Harvard Lampoon, which they wrote for while they went to the namesake college. They both co-wrote the satirical novel Bored of the Rings. Afterwards, they went to make a nationwide version of the magazine christened, The National Lampoon. The magazine spun off into a radio show, a TV special, albums and films—which he also wrote for.

Douglas Kenney
BornDouglas C. Kenney
(1946-12-10)December 10, 1946
West Palm Beach, Florida, U.S.
DiedAugust 27, 1980(1980-08-27) (aged 33)
Kauai, Hawaii, U.S.
OccupationScreenwriter
magazine editor
NationalityAmerican
Period1965 - 1980
GenreHumour

He co-wrote the National Lampoon's Animal House, which he also had an extended cameo in as "The Stork". After the success of Animal House, he produced and wrote Caddyshack--which he also had a nameless cameo in. He had a bit part in the 1977 film Between the Line.

Kenney died after falling from a thirty-foot cliff in Kauai, Hawaii.[1] He was 33 years old. Kenney's death was ruled as "accidental".

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Lampoon Co-Founder Dead; Kenney Fell From Cliff". The Palm Beach Post. September 5, 1980. p. A17. Retrieved September 10, 2011.

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