SUPPORTING ACTOR BORN ON THIS DAY IN 1914

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John Arthur Kennedy
(February 17, 1914 – January 5, 1990)

Arthur Kennedy got his big break when he was discovered by James
Cagney. His first film role was of Cagney’s younger brother in City for
Conquest in 1940. He appeared in many Western films and police
dramas, equally adapting as hero or villain.

Kennedy won a Tony Award for best supporting actor for his stage
portrayal of Biff in Death of a Salesman in 1949. His role in Trial
(1955) won him a Golden Globe Award for best supporting actor
and his part as the newspaper reporter in Elmer Gantry (1960)
gained him a Film Daily Award and a Limelight Award.   


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1952

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Rock Hudson, Arthur Kennedy, and James Stewart from Bend of the River

 

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Arthur Kennedy as seen in Elmer Gantry

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