He became known for playing villains, and won and Oscar for his acting in the 1967 film Cool Hand Luke. His acting in the Naked Gun and Airport film series bolstered his fame.
He made his stage debut at age two, but left show business to serve in the U.S. Army for 16 years.
Acting in over 200 films, he played the roles of Joe Patroni and Captain Ed Hocken.
His mother, Helen, was a former ballet dancer and his father was a musician and orchestra leader.
He played a supporting role to the great Paul Newman in the classic prison drama Cool Hand Luke.
George Kennedy Age
How old is George Kennedy? He was born in 1925, he was 99 years old at the time of his death.
George Kennedy Height & Weight
How tall was George Kennedy? He stood 6 feet 4 inches (193 cm) tall.
No weight data is available right now.
George Kennedy Wiki
|99 years old
|February 18, 1925
|New York City, NY
|Date of Death
|February 28, 2016
|approx. 6 ft 4 in (193 cm)
Quotes by George Kennedy
I had the good fortune of speaking with Orson Wells many decades ago and he said ‘Success is primarily luck anyway.’ And I have been very lucky. Of course, Orson Wells was enormously talented and brilliant – so who am I to argue with him!— George Kennedy
When you think of a movie, most people imagine a two hour finished, polished product. But to get to that two hour product, it can take hundreds or thousands of people many months of full time work.— George Kennedy
My father died when I was 4 years old, so I can’t really say anything about his hearing.— George Kennedy
Of course, I also attribute some of my hearing loss to being in the infantry in World War II. It’s probably a combination of heredity and noise exposure.— George Kennedy
I have been so fortunate and I really am appreciative of the success I’ve had.— George Kennedy