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George Kennedy Overview:

Character actor, George Kennedy, was born on Feb 18, 1925 in New York City, NY. Kennedy died at the age of 91 on Feb 28, 2016 in Middleton, ID .

HONORS and AWARDS:

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George Kennedy was nominated for one Academy Award, winning for Best Supporting Actor for Cool Hand Luke (as Dragline) in 1967.

Academy Awards

YearAwardFilm nameRoleResult
1967Best Supporting ActorCool Hand Luke (1967)DraglineWon
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He was honored with one star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the category of Motion Pictures. In addition, Kennedy was inducted into the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum .

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George Kennedy Quotes:

[Moving through the crowd, all excited about the record breaking egg eating about to take place]
Dragline: Alright, stand back you pedestrians, this ain't no automobile accident.


Dragline: Where'd the road go?
Luke: That's it. That's the end of it.
Convict: Man, there's still daylight.
Dragline: About two hours left.
Convict: What do we do now?
Luke: Nothin'.
Dragline: Oh Luke, you wild, beautiful thing. You crazy handful of nothin'.


Mayor Wilker: [talking about the plan to stop the train] Why don't you take McKay here with you?
Flagg: He's one of 'em!
Mary: No he isn't... not any more... are you, Mr. McKay?
McKay: No, ma'am... not after they shot Grundy...


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George Kennedy Facts
He enlisted in the Army during World War II and went on to serve 16 years, both in combat, and in his later years, as an Armed Forces Radio and Television officer.

Was considered for the role of Lex Luthor in Superman (1978).

Has a daughter Betty who was also an actor.

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