George Kennedy

American actor (1925–2016)

George Harris Kennedy, Jr. (February 18, 1925 – February 28, 2016) was an American movie, voice, radio, stage, and television actor. He won an Academy Award for his role as Dragline in Cool Hand Luke. He played Carter McKay in the Dallas television series, Chief Mechanic Joe Patroni in the Airport movie series and Captain Ed Hocken in the Naked Gun movie series.[1]

Kennedy in 1975

Kennedy was born on February 18, 1925 in New York City.[2] He studied at Chaminade High School and at Tarleton State University. He married Dorothy Gillooly in the 1940s. He was married to Norma Wurman from 1959 until they divorced in 1971. He remarried Wurman in 1973; they divorced again in 1978. He was married to Joan McCarthy from 1978 until her death in 2015. He had two children. He lived in Eagle, Idaho.

Kennedy died in a retirement home in Middleton, Idaho from heart disease on February 28, 2016 at the age of 91.[3]

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  2. George Kennedy Biography. Film
  3. Mike Barnes (February 29, 2016). "George Kennedy, Oscar Winner for 'Cool Hand Luke,' Dies at 91". Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved February 29, 2016.

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