George Kennedy

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Kennedy in 1975

George Harris Kennedy, Jr. (February 18, 1925 – February 28, 2016) was an American movie, voice, radio, stage, and television actor. He won an Academy Award for his role as "Dragline" in Cool Hand Luke. He played "Captain Ed Hocken" in the Naked Gun movie series.[1]

Kennedy was born on February 18, 1925 in New York City.[2] He studied at Chaminade High School and at Tarleton State University. He married Dorothy Gillooly in the 1940s. He was married to Norma Wurman from 1959 until they divorced in 1971. He remarried Wurman in 1973; they divorced again in 1978. He was married to Joan McCarthy from 1978 until her death in 2015. He had two children. He lived in Eagle, Idaho.

Kennedy died in a retirement home in Boise, Idaho from heart disease on February 28, 2016 at the age of 91.[3]

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  1. George Kennedy. Hollywood.com.
  2. George Kennedy Biography. Film Reference.com.
  3. Mike Barnes (February 29, 2016). "George Kennedy, Oscar Winner for 'Cool Hand Luke,' Dies at 91". Hollywood Reporter. http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/george-kennedy-dead-cool-hand-721400. Retrieved February 29, 2016.

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