Burt Raphael Kennedy was born on September 3, 1922 in
Muskegon, Michigan. Kennedy was a prolific writer and director of Western films
and television shows, including “Support Your Local Gunfighter” (1971),
"The War Wagon" (1967) and several other John Wayne films. He wrote
more than a dozen Westerns, including "Seven Men From Now", which was
released in 1956 and starred Randolph Scott. In all Burt was involved with over
70 films and TV teleplays.
Kennedy directed four Euro-westerns: “The Canadians”
(1961), “Return of the Severn” (1966), “Hannie Caulder” (1970) and “The
Born in Toledo, Ohio in 1946 I have a BA degree in American History from Cal St. Northridge. I've been researching the American West and western films since the early 1980s and visiting filming sites in Spain and the U.S.A. Elected a member of the Spaghetti Western Hall of Fame 2010.