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 .
American actor with a powerful build and thinning fair hair. He turned to an acting career after 16 years in the army and surprised many people by becoming a star - mainly on the strength of his Academy Award for Cool Hand Luke in 1967. The transition from villains to good-hearted Joes was almost immediate, but he was a valuable asset to some poor films.(Source: available at Amazon Quinlan's Film Character Actors: an Illustrated Directory).
HONORS and AWARDS:.
George Kennedy was nominated for one Academy Award, winning for Best Supporting Actor for Cool Hand Luke (as Dragline) in 1967.
|1967||Best Supporting Actor||Cool Hand Luke (1967)||Dragline||Won|
Cassie: Yeah. If I stay here any longer, I'll end up in jail.
Chris Adams: Wouldn't you rather blow one up?
Cassie: For money or for laughs?
Chris Adams: About as much as you'd make in a year - a hundred dollars. Not many laughs.
McKay: You got a privy out back?
Flagg: The name of this town is Progress - there's one inside.
Flagg: Yeah, just under the staircase.
McKay: [McKay jiggles the handcuffs; Flagg unlocks them and follows as McKay walks to the staircase] You gonna hold my hand?
McKay: [McKay walks into the bathroom and looks around. He pulls the chain on the toilet, which flushes] I'll be damned.
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?
Dragline: Oh Luke, you wild, beautiful thing. You crazy handful of nothin'.
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