George Kennedy, Actor: Cool Hand Luke. Sandy-haired, tall and burly George Harris Kennedy, Jr. was born in New York City, to Helen A. (Kieselbach), a ballet dancer, and George Harris Kennedy, an orchestra leader and musician. He has German, Irish, and English ancestry. A World War II veteran, Kennedy at one stage in his career cornered the market at playing tough, no-nonsense characters who were either quite crooked or possessed ...
George Harris Kennedy, Jr. (born February 18, 1925) is an American actor. He put aside show business during World War II, served under General Patton, and was in the United States Army for 16 years, seeing combat and working in the Armed Forces radio. He was involved with the opening of the first Army Information Office.
A hard-scrabble existence in Depression-era New York City was Oscar-winning character actor George Kennedy's fate until he left for World War II service. Description from examiner.com. I searched for this on bing.com/images
George Kennedy poses April 10,1968 with his Oscar in Santa Monica, Calif, after he was presented with it as best supporting actor. He won the award for his role in the film "Cool Hand Luke." It was his first Oscar.