Edgar Kennedy Overview:

Character actor, Edgar Kennedy, was born Edgar Livingstone Kennedy on Apr 26, 1890 in Lake San Antonio, CA. Kennedy died at the age of 58 on Nov 9, 1948 in Woodland Hills, CA .


Edgar Kennedy was a rotund American comedian whose featured roles in big films were usually over the top (often as dim detectives), but who proved a useful sounding-board for Laurel and Hardy, popping up in their world mostly as cops, but perhaps most memorably as gouty Uncle Edgar crammed into the back seat of a car in Perfect Day. He called his double-take reaction to their antics a "slow burn" and in between using it, directed them once or twice as well. The "Mr Average Man" series of shorts in which he starred in, ran from 1931 until his death from throat cancer.

(Source: available at Amazon Quinlan's Illustrated Dictionary of Film Character Actors).



He was honored with one star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the category of Motion Pictures.

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Edgar Kennedy Quotes:

Jake: [when asked to prepare Harold's very first alcoholic beverage] You arouse the artist in me.

Dustin Willoughby: [as Diane is leaving in a huff] Goodbye, Diane. Forget me and marry a Sagitarius.
Mr. Henry Basscombe: [angrily as he is leaving too through the door] She's gonna marry an Amerocan like her mother did!

Detective Sweeney: You handle Handel like nobody handles Handel. And your Delius - delirious!

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His agent, for most of his career, was Fralick Management, owned by Freddie Fralick, whose associate was Mike Connolly. Kennedy's business and financial adviser was Bo Roos. Fellow silent screen comedian Chester Conklin was not only Kennedy's close friend, he also served as his career adviser and manager.

Interred at Holy Cross Cemetery, Culver City, California, USA, Section D, Sacred Heart, Grave 7, Lot 193.

Died on November 9, 1948, two days before a scheduled testimonial dinner planned in his honor by his fellow actors wishing to toast his career.

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