Is Graham Kennedy Living or Dead?

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Australian entertainer

Graham Kennedy is ...

Born 15 Feb 1934 in Melbourne
Died 25 May 2005 in Bowral
Age71 years, 3 months
Graham Kennedy
Graham Kennedy
Statue of Graham Kennedy by Peter Corlett at Waterfront City, Melbourne Docklands

About Graham Kennedy

Graham Cyril Kennedy AO (15 February 1934 – 25 May 2005) was an Australian entertainer and variety performer, as well as a personality and star of radio, theatre, television and film. He was often called "Gra Gra" (pronounced "gray-gray"). Honoured as an Officer of the Order of Australia, he was a six-time recipient of the Gold Logie, including the Logie Hall of Fame award, and won the Star of the Year Award in 1959. He is the most awarded star of Australian television. He was often referred to as "The King" or the "King of Australian television". He was best known for his collaborations with Australian entertainer Bert Newton and United States-Australian showbiz personality Don Lane.


On 25 May 2005, aged 71, Kennedy died at the Kenilworth Nursing Home, Bowral, from complications from pneumonia.

John Mangos wrote in The Bulletin: