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Arthur Kennedy Overview:

Legendary actor, Arthur Kennedy, was born John Arthur Kennedy on Feb 17, 1914 in Worcester, MA. Kennedy died at the age of 75 on Jan 5, 1990 in Branford, CT and was laid to rest in Woodlawn Cemetery in Lequille, Nova Scotia, Canada.



Although Kennedy was nominated for five Oscars, he never won a competitive Academy Award.

Academy Awards

YearAwardFilm nameRoleResult
1949Best Supporting ActorChampion (1949)Connie KellyNominated
1951Best ActorBright Victory (1951)Larry LevinsNominated
1955Best Supporting ActorTrial (1955)Barney CastleNominated
1957Best Supporting ActorPeyton Place (1957)Lucas CrossNominated
1958Best Supporting ActorSome Came Running (1958)Frank HirshNominated

He was honored with two stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the categories of Television and Motion Pictures.

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Arthur Kennedy Quotes:

Dr. Henry Adams: I'd hate like hell to donate you to a war that doesn't even concern us. It's bad enough to die for your own country!

Emerson Cole: Never mix marriage with gambling. Percentage is all against it.

Santiago: Aww! You know how to die. You watch plenty others.

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Interred at Woodlawn Cemetery, Lequille, Nova Scotia, Canada.

Edmond O'Brien was originally cast as Jackson Bentley in Lawrence of Arabia (1962). After O'Brien filmed several scenes, he suffered a heart attack and had to be replaced. Kennedy was recommended to director David Lean by Anthony Quinn, whom Kennedy had replaced on Broadway in the role of King Henry II in the play "Beckett" (1960).

Four of Kennedy's five Oscar-nominated performances were directed by Mark Robson: Champion (1949), Bright Victory (1951), Trial (1955), and Peyton Place (1957). His fifth nod, for Some Came Running (1958) was directed by Vincente Minnelli.

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