George Kennedy: a real Hollywood Heavy   Leave a comment


George Harris Kennedy, Jr. (February 18, 1925 – February 28, 2016) was an American actor who appeared in more than two hundred film and television productions. He is perhaps best remembered for portraying “Dragline” opposite Paul Newman in Cool Hand Luke, for which he won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor and was nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor – Motion Picture.

His eclectic roster of performances also includes Joe Patroni in Airport (for which he received his second Golden Globe nomination) and its three sequels, Police Captain Ed Hocken in the Naked Gun series of comedy films and corrupt oil tycoon Carter McKay on the original Dallas television series.

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George often played the bad guy in many movies.  Such as the big thug Red Leary in Thunderbolt and Lightfoot and Abe Fraser in Cahill U.S. Marshall with John Wayne.

George in the Frosty mobile in Thunderbolt and Lightfoot.

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Posted February 29, 2016 by markosun in Uncategorized

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