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VETERAN ACTOR HAS DIED AT 91


George Kennedy in Cool Hand Luke (1967)


George Harris Kennedy, Jr. (February 18, 1925 – February 28, 2016)

LOS ANGELES –  George Kennedy, the tough-guy character actor who won an Academy Award for his portrayal of a savage chain-gang convict in the 1960s
classic "Cool Hand Luke," has died.

His grandson Cory Schenkel says Kennedy died on Sunday morning of old age
in Boise, Idaho.

He had undergone emergency triple bypass surgery in 2002. That same year,
he and his late wife moved to Idaho to be closer to their daughter and her family,
though he still was involved in occasional film projects.

His biggest acting achievement came in "Cool Hand Luke," a 1967 film.


George Kennedy (left) appeared with Leslie Nielsen in Naked Gun
in 1988
.

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