John Arthur Kennedy
|Born||Feb 17, 1914|
|Died||Jan 5, 1990|
|Age||Died at 75|
|Final Resting PlaceWoodlawn Cemetery|
|Top Roles||Frank Hirsh, Jackson Bentley, Vern Haskell, Emerson Cole, Lucas Cross|
|Top Genres||Drama, Western, Crime, Action, Film Noir, War|
|Top Topics||World War II, Book-Based, Courtroom|
|Top Collaborators||Hal B. Wallis (Producer), William Hopper, Mark Robson (Director), Frank Mayo|
|Shares birthday with||Alan Bates, Edward Muhl, Raf Vallone see more..|
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.
MINI BIO:It's a long way down from City for Conquest and High Sierra to Emmanuelle on Taboo Island, but poor Arthur Kennedy travelled every step of the way. This fair-haired American actor with a slightly fretful look and crooked smile spent six years on stage before deciding on a film career. He became a star without quite heading the cast, was five times Oscar-nominated, and ran up a good row of often likeable western villains. His roles deteriorated in quality from 1958, and in the seventies became increasingly frenzied. Died from a brain tumor. (Source: available at Amazon Quinlan's Film Stars).
HONORS and AWARDS:.
Although Kennedy was nominated for five Oscars, he never won a competitive Academy Award.
|1949||Best Supporting Actor||Champion (1949)||Connie Kelly||Nominated|
|1951||Best Actor||Bright Victory (1951)||Larry Levins||Nominated|
|1955||Best Supporting Actor||Trial (1955)||Barney Castle||Nominated|
|1957||Best Supporting Actor||Peyton Place (1957)||Lucas Cross||Nominated|
|1958||Best Supporting Actor||Some Came Running (1958)||Frank Hirsh||Nominated|
He was honored with two stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the categories of Television and Motion Pictures.
City for Conquest (1940): Starring James Cagney, Ann Sheridan, andBy 4 Star Film Fan on Aug 29, 2019 From 4 Star Films
Upon being immersed in City for Conquest, it feels like a cast of millions because so many familiar faces make an appearance for any given amount of time. Surely, the most important coupling is James Cagney and Ann Sheridan who are paired much in the same way as Angel With Dirty Faces (1938), playin... Read full article
The GreatBy Virginie Pronovost on Feb 17, 2019 From The Wonderful World of Cinema
My favourite character actor, would have been 105 today and, for the occasion, I’m hosting the ’s Conquest of the Screen Blogathon. I was initially supposed to write about an episode from The Alfred Hitchcock Hour in which Kennedy starred but, instead, I̵... Read full article
The ’s Conquest of the Screen Blogathon is here!By Virginie Pronovost on Feb 15, 2019 From The Wonderful World of Cinema
It has finally arrived! Today, we start celebrating my favourite character actor, the incomparable , with the blogathon I’ve created in his honour! The festivities start today and will take an end of February 17 or, more precisely, on what would have been his 105th birthday! Arth... Read full article
Announcing the ‘’s Conquest of the Screen Blogathon’!By Virginie Pronovost on Nov 14, 2018 From The Wonderful World of Cinema
Hello again! Yes, another year will soon be at our door which means… more blogathons of course! You already know that I’ll be honouring Jean Simmons on her 90th birthday at the end of January with Phyllis Loves Her Classic Movies. BUT there’s someone else I’ve been desperate ... Read full article
Book Review: , Man of Characters (Meredith C. Macksoud)By Virginie Pronovost on Mar 27, 2017 From The Wonderful World of Cinema
For almost two years now, I’m only reading biography books (except for half of Wuthering Heights, The Moment of the Wedding and 1984). I find these fascinating (if they are well-written) and they allow me to discover interesting stuff about the personalities I admire. Remember when I wrote tha... Read full article
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Arthur Kennedy Quotes:
Tommy Woodry: Pop? If you see a thing with your own eyes, it can't be a dream, can it?
Mr. Ed Woodry: You don't want me ever to be ashamed of you, do you?
Tommy Woodry: No pop.
Mr. Ed Woodry: Well don't you see that might happen if you keep this up? People gonna say that Ed Woodry's son doesn't know the difference between what's real and what isn't. Why, they might even say that you're a liar.
Jackson Bentley: Never saw a man killed with a sword before.
T.E. Lawrence: [contemptuously] Why don't you take a picture?
Jackson Bentley: Wish I had.
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