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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).

Carolyn Bessette KennedyKJohn F. Kennedy, Jr.

More on George Kennedy from Infoplease:

  • 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