Monday, February 29, 2016

George Kennedy, R. I. P.

'Naked Gun' actor George Kennedy dead at 91: George Kennedy, whose film and TV roles ran the gamut from a pugilistic prisoner in Cool Hand Luke to a Dallas oil Tycoon and, of course, in the Naked Gun and Airplane movies, has died, the Associated Press reported Monday. He was 91.

4 comments:

Jeffrey Meyerson said...

Bummer. He was also one of three Oscar winners playing bad guys in CHARADE opposite Audrey Hepburn and Cary Grant. (The others were Walter Matthau and James Coburn, of course.)

August West said...

"My boy says he can eat fifty eggs, he can eat fifty eggs"

RHovey, CA said...

I guess you mean the "Airport" movies, though of course he did the "Airplane" spin offs with the Naked Gun stuff. Spartacus, Charade, The Dirty Dozen, Cool Hand Luke, Airport, and so many more. Great body of work.

Daniel Stumpf said...

To my mind, his greatest moment in the Cinema was when john Wayne hit him with the pick-handle in SONS OF KATIE ELDER. I still haven't figured out how they did that!