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George Kennedy

Born: 2/18/1925
Birthplace: New York City

This character actor began his career on stage and radio as a child and became a familiar face to American audiences in television and film during the 1960s. A featured actor in various short-lived television dramas and disaster movies such as Airport (1970) its various sequels, and the Naked Gun (1988, 1991, 1994) series with Leslie Nielson. George Kennedy is best-known for his 1988–91 stint as Carter McKay on the nighttime soap Dallas. He won an Oscar for Best Supporting Actor in the movie Cool Hand Luke (1967).

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  • Cool Hand Luke - Starring Paul Newman, George Kennedy, J.D. Cannon, Dennis Hopper, Lou Antonio
  • Mad Mad Wagon Party - Starring George Kennedy, Cathy Rankin, Slade Hall, Shane Dean, Jose Rosete
  • Thunderbolt and Lightfoot - Starring Clint Eastwood, Jeff Bridges, George Kennedy, Geoffrey Lewis, Catherine Bach
  • Airport - Starring Burt Lancaster, Dean Martin, Jean Seberg, Jacqueline Bisset, George Kennedy
  • Airport '77 - Starring Jack Lemmon, Lee Grant, Joseph Cotten, Olivia de Havilland, James Stewart