Actor George Kennedy Dies Aged 91 | Film News
Actor George Kennedy – best known for his Oscar winning performance as infamous crook Dragline in Cool Hand Luke (1967), had passed away aged 91 following a long battle with ill health. Beginning his career at the age of two as a stage performer, the New-York-born actor spent a huge proportion of his childhood voicing radio shows; then later halted his career to serve in World War II.
He went onto star in disaster film series Airport as chief mechanic Joe Patroni, for which he received his second Golden Globe nomination and also featured in the Naked Gun movies as Police Captain Ed Hocken. His television career included prominent roles in Have Gun Will Travel (1960), Dallas (1988 to 1991) and McHale’s Navy (1964). Kennedy is survived by a daughter and granddaughter.
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