George Kennedy, who has passed away recently, was one of America’s most recognizable and versatile character actors. He was 91 year old. He appeared in more than 175 films, ranging from westerns to disaster movies and from thrillers to comedies.
Mr. Kennedy’s the tough guy character won an academy award for his portrayal of a savage chain-gang convict in the 1960s. He had undergone emergency triple bypass surgery in 2002. His biggest acting achievement came in Cool Hand Luke, a 1967 film about a rebellious war hero played by Paul Newman who is bent on bucking the system as a prisoner on a Southern chain gang. Its theme of rebelling against authority and the establishment helped make it one of the most important films of the tumultuous 1960s.
Kennedy played the role of Dragline, the chain-gang boss who goes from Luke’s No 1 nemesis to his biggest disciple as Newman’s character takes on folk hero status among fellow inmates. The movie garnered four Academy Award nominations, and Kennedy was named best supporting actor.
Kennedy was born in New York in 1925. He started acting at the age of two when he joined a touring company production of Bringing up Father. In later years, Kennedy became an advocate for adopted children.
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Kennedy won Oscar For : Cool Hand Luke
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