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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 ...

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George Harris Kennedy, Jr. (born February 18, 1925) is an American actor who has appeared in more than two hundred film and television productions.

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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.

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Cool Hand Luke Academy Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role to George Kennedy

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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 I searched for this on

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Vintage photos show classic Hollywood stars at the Oscars

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.

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George Kennedy served under Gen. George Patton as an officer. He portrayed Patton in the 78 movie Brass Target.

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