George Kennedy

1925 - 2016

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George Harris Kennedy Jr. (February 18, 1925 – February 28, 2016) was an American actor who appeared in more than 100 film and television productions. He played "Dragline" opposite Paul Newman in Cool Hand Luke (1967), winning the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for the role and being nominated for the corresponding Golden Globe. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of George Kennedy has received more than 4,266,887 page views. His biography is available in 46 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 45 in 2019). George Kennedy is the 394th most popular actor (up from 485th in 2019), the 762nd most popular biography from United States (up from 1,001st in 2019) and the 205th most popular American Actor.

George Kennedy is most famous for his role as Dragline in the movie Cool Hand Luke.

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Among actors, George Kennedy ranks 394 out of 10,030Before him are Jonathan Pryce, John Belushi, Fernando Rey, Helena Bonham Carter, Lex Barker, and Gian Maria Volonté. After him are Catherine Zeta-Jones, Mark Hamill, Sally Field, Courteney Cox, Jean Simmons, and June Carter Cash.

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Among people born in 1925, George Kennedy ranks 45Before him are Peter Brook, Robert Altman, Robert Venturi, Oona O'Neill, Sam Peckinpah, and Luciano Berio. After him are Bert Hellinger, Andrea Camilleri, Jacques Delors, Celia Cruz, Ernesto Cardenal, and Anastasio Somoza Debayle. Among people deceased in 2016, George Kennedy ranks 37Before him are John Glenn, Bernardo Provenzano, Andrzej Żuławski, Gene Wilder, Viktor Korchnoi, and Hilary Putnam. After him are Robert Vaughn, George Martin, Zsa Zsa Gabor, Carlo Azeglio Ciampi, Nikolaus Harnoncourt, and Walter Scheel.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, George Kennedy ranks 762 out of 15,968Before him are Aaron T. Beck (1921), George Foreman (1949), Philip Zimbardo (1933), Stanley Milgram (1933), Hilary Putnam (1926), and Marshall Warren Nirenberg (1927). After him are Mel Brooks (1926), Benjamin Guggenheim (1865), Mark Hamill (1951), Lady Gaga (1986), Sally Field (1946), and Courteney Cox (1964).

Among ACTORS In United States

Among actors born in United States, George Kennedy ranks 205Before him are James Cromwell (1940), Brian Dennehy (1938), Gloria Swanson (1899), Jayne Mansfield (1933), John Belushi (1949), and Lex Barker (1919). After him are Mark Hamill (1951), Sally Field (1946), Courteney Cox (1964), June Carter Cash (1929), Alec Baldwin (1958), and Charlie Sheen (1965).

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