Monday, February 29, 2016

RIP George Kennedy

American actor George Kennedy died in Boise, Idaho on February 28th. He was 91. Kennedy was born on February 18, 1925. His father was a pianist and a composer/conductor, his mother a vaudeville dancer. After a 15 year military career Kennedy came to Hollywood and appeared in many TV westerns as a villain and tough guy. Winning an Academy Award for his performance in “Cool Hand Luke” he became a leading actor and star. He appeared in two Euro-Westerns: as Chris in "Guns of the Magnificent 7" (1969), the director in "Don’t Come Knocking" (2005) and was the voice of Ralph in the TV series "Santo Bugito" (1995).

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