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American actor

George Kennedy is ...

Dead
Born 18 Feb 1925 in New York City
Died 28 Feb 2016 in Middleton
Age91 years
Correction?
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About George Kennedy

George Harris Kennedy Jr. (February 18, 1925 – February 28, 2016) was an American actor who appeared in more than 200 film and television productions. He played "Dragline" opposite Paul Newman 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). Kennedy was the only actor to appear in all four films in the Airport series, having reprised the role of Joe Patroni three times. He also played Police Captain Ed Hocken in the Naked Gun series of comedy films, Lew Slade in the 1974 movie Earthquake and corrupt oil tycoon Carter McKay on the original Dallas television series.

Death

Kennedy resided in Eagle, Idaho, at the time of his death. He died on the morning of Sunday, February 28, 2016, of a heart ailment at an assisted living facility in Middleton, Idaho, ten days after his 91st birthday. He had a history of heart disease. He had also been much affected by the death of Joan, his third wife, less than six months previously.

At the time of his death, Kennedy was the oldest living Oscar winner in the Best Supporting Actor category. Coincidentally, he died the day of the 88th Academy Awards ceremony.

Films

George Kennedy has worked on the following films:

The Dirty Dozen
1967 film by Robert Aldrich
1967
The Gambler
2014 film by Rupert Wyatt
2014
Charade
1963 romantic comedy movie
1963
Airport
1970 US catastroph film
1970
The Sons of Katie Elder
1965 film by Henry Hathaway
1965
Death on the Nile
1978 film by John Guillermin
1978
The Delta Force
1986 film by Menahem Golan
1986
In Harm's Way
1965 film by Otto Preminger
1965
Hush… Hush, Sweet Charlotte
1964 film by Robert Aldrich
1964
Creepshow 2
1987 American live-action/animated horror comedy anthology film
1987
Naked Gun 33⅓: The Final Insult
1994 film by Peter Segal, David Zucker
1994
The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad!
1988 film by David Zucker
1988
The Naked Gun 2½: The Smell of Fear
1991 film by David Zucker
1991
Thunderbolt and Lightfoot
1974 film by Michael Cimino
1974
The Flight of the Phoenix
1965 film by Robert Aldrich
1965
The Concorde ... Airport '79
1979 American disaster film
1979
Lonely Are the Brave
1962 film by Kirk Douglas, David Miller
1962
Virus
1980 film by Kinji Fukasaku
1980
Airport 1975
1974 disaster film
1974
Lost Horizon
1973 film by Charles Jarrott
1973
Airport '77
1977 disaster film
1977
Hurry Sundown
1967 film by Otto Preminger
1967
Just Before Dawn
1981 film by Jeff Lieberman
1981
Shenandoah
1965 American Civil War film
1965
The Boston Strangler
1968 film by Richard Fleischer
1968
Brass Target
1978 film by John Hough
1978
Bolero
1984 film by John Derek
1984
Guns of the Magnificent Seven
1969 film by Paul Wendkos
1969
Gaily, Gaily
1969 film by Norman Jewison
1969
Strait-Jacket
1964 film by William Castle
1964
Radioactive Dreams
1985 film by Albert Pyun
1985
The Legend of Lylah Clare
1968 film by Robert Aldrich
1968
Bandolero!
1968 film by Andrew V. McLaglen
1968
Death Ship
1980 film by Alvin Rakoff
1980
Savage Dawn
1985
Mirage
American thriller directed by Edward Dmytryk
1965
Fools' Parade
1971 film by Andrew V. McLaglen
1971
The Archer: Fugitive from the Empire
1981 film by Nicholas J. Corea
1981
...tick...tick...tick...
1970 film by Ralph Nelson
1970
McHale's Navy
1964 film by Edward Montagne
1964
Dennis the Menace Strikes Again
1998 film by Jeffrey Reiner
1998
Don't Come Knocking
2005 film by Wim Wenders
2005
The Terror Within
1989
Cahill U.S. Marshal
1973 film by Andrew V. McLaglen
1973
Trabbi Goes to Hollywood
1991 film by Jon Turteltaub
1991
Another Happy Day
2011 film by Sam Levinson
2011
Mayumi
1990 film by Shin Sang-ok
1990
Proof of the Man
Novel by Seiichi Morimura
1977
Zig Zag
1970 film by Richard A. Colla
1970
Dirty Dingus Magee
1970 film by Burt Kennedy
1970
Intensive Care
1991
The 'Human' Factor
1975 film by Edward Dmytryk
1975
The Ballad of Josie
1967 film by Andrew V. McLaglen
1967
The Double McGuffin
1979 film by Joe Camp
1979
The Little Shepherd of Kingdom Come
1961 film by Andrew V. McLaglen
1961
Brain Dead
1990 film by Adam Simon
1990
The Good Guys and the Bad Guys
1969 film by Burt Kennedy
1969
The Man from the Diner's Club
1963 film by Frank Tashlin
1963
Wacko
1982 film by Greydon Clark
1982
Chattanooga Choo Choo
1984 film by Bruce Bilson
1984
Demonwarp
1987
Uninvited
1988 film by Greydon Clark
1988
Alien Terminator
1988 film by Nello Rossati
1988
Mean Dog Blues
1978 film by Mel Stuart
1978
Escuadrón
1988 film by José Antonio de la Loma
1988
Hired to Kill
1990

Television

George Kennedy has worked on the following shows: