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Mon Feb 29, 2016, 11:46 PM

 

George Kennedy dies at 91; Oscar-winning 'Cool Hand Luke,' 'Airport' actor

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Source: La times

geoge Kennedy, the veteran actor who built his early career playing heavies and won an Academy Award in 1968 for his supporting role as the tough Southern prison-camp convict who grew to hero-worship Paul Newman’s defiant title character in “Cool Hand Luke,” died Sunday in Boise, Idaho, of natural causes, said his grandson Cory Schenkel. He was 91.

In a more than 50-year screen career, the deep-voiced Kennedy appeared in dozens of movies, including “The Flight of the Phoenix,” “The Sons of Katie Elder,” “The Dirty Dozen,” “Earthquake,” “Cahill United States Marshal,” “The Eiger Sanction,” “Death on the Nile,” and the “Airport” series of films.

Read more: http://www.latimes.com/local/obituaries/la-me-george-kennedy-20160229-story.html

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Reply George Kennedy dies at 91; Oscar-winning 'Cool Hand Luke,' 'Airport' actor (Original post)
Liberal_in_LA Feb 2016 OP
rpannier Feb 2016 #1
pkdu Feb 2016 #2
Liberal_in_LA Feb 2016 #3
pkdu Feb 2016 #4
Initech Feb 2016 #5
FailureToCommunicate Mar 2016 #6
OnyxCollie Mar 2016 #7
elmac Mar 2016 #8
montana_hazeleyes Mar 2016 #9
Bigredhunk Mar 2016 #10
Liberal_in_LA Mar 2016 #11
BumRushDaShow Mar 2016 #12
BooScout Mar 2016 #13

Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Mon Feb 29, 2016, 11:48 PM

1. R.I.P.



Great actor

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Mon Feb 29, 2016, 11:49 PM

2. Needs this..if I may

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Response to pkdu (Reply #2)

Mon Feb 29, 2016, 11:50 PM

3. ..

 

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Reply #3)

Mon Feb 29, 2016, 11:52 PM

4. Thanks much...I added another too, nt

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Mon Feb 29, 2016, 11:57 PM

5. RIP, I love the Naked Gun movies.

One of my favorite scenes:



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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Tue Mar 1, 2016, 12:01 AM

6. More here...

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Tue Mar 1, 2016, 12:01 AM

7. RIP, George Kennedy.

 

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Tue Mar 1, 2016, 12:20 AM

8. RIP George

 

one heck of an actor.

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Tue Mar 1, 2016, 12:28 AM

9. What a great actor!

Love him. RIP George

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Tue Mar 1, 2016, 03:08 AM

10. RIP. We Always Loved The Big Guy!

My mum used to work at K-Mart in Dubuque, IA back in the day. George Kennedy was filming a movie in Galena, IL with Clint Eastwood. Mr Kennedy came into K-Mart and walked around for a while, getting a few things. Mum couldn't believe he was there, so kept looking at him. She said he seemed surprised, a little bummed even, that nobody recognized him. As he was finishing checking out and getting ready to leave, he noticed that she'd recognized him and was looking at him. He gave her a big smile in recognition, totally making her day.

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Response to Bigredhunk (Reply #10)

Tue Mar 1, 2016, 03:45 AM

11. Great story

 

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Tue Mar 1, 2016, 05:34 AM

12. Dupe but he will be missed!!!

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Tue Mar 1, 2016, 07:28 AM

13. Locking...

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