An example of Kennedy in his prime is as the lemonade vendor who has the dubious pleasure of encountering Harpo Marx in Duck Soup (1933).
As a character actor, he rarely smiled on-screen, but in real life, he was jovial and friendly and would talk to fans as though they were best friends.
Children: daughter Colleen, son Larry.
Comedian acknowledged as master of the "slow burn" when antagonized.
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.
Had two children, Colleen and Larry. Colleen Kennedy married Ivan Deach and had four daughters: Wendy, Linda, Teresa, and Robin. Larry Kennedy had four offspring, 2 sons and 2 daughters: Mark, Glenn, Erin, and Donna.
He was not, as is often reported, the brother of actor Tom Kennedy.
He was part of a card-playing quartet whose other members were Charles Coburn, Lewis Stone and director W.S. Van Dyke.
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.
His most regular golfing partner was Mickey Rooney.
Interred at Holy Cross Cemetery, Culver City, California, USA, Section D, Sacred Heart, Grave 7, Lot 193.
One of the original Keystone Kops.