George Kennedy

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Birthday
18, 1925
Birthplace
New York City, NY
Death Date
Feb 28, 2016 (91)
Birth Sign
Aquarius
Birthday
18, 1925
Birthplace
New York City, NY
Death Date
Feb 28, 2016 (91)

About

He became known for playing villains, and won and Oscar for his acting in the 1967 film Cool Hand Luke. His acting in the Naked Gun and Airport film series bolstered his fame.

Before Fame

He made his stage debut at age two, but left show business to serve in the U.S. Army for 16 years.

Trivia

Acting in over 200 films, he played the roles of Joe Patroni and Captain Ed Hocken.

Family Life

His mother, Helen, was a former ballet dancer and his father was a musician and orchestra leader.

Associated With

He played a supporting role to the great Paul Newman in the classic prison drama Cool Hand Luke.