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George Kennedy Eclectic Actor Dies At 91

MIDDLETON, Idaho (CelebrityAccess) — George Kennedy, an American actor whose work spans over fifty years died at the age of 91. Kennedy appeared in more than two hundred film and television productions. He is best known for playing "Dragline" opposite Paul Newman in Cool Hand Luke, for which he won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor and was nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor – Motion Picture.

His eclectic roster of performances also includes Joe Patroni in Airport (for which he received his second Golden Globe nomination) and its three sequels, Police Captain Ed Hocken in the Naked Gun series of comedy films and corrupt oil tycoon Carter McKay on the original Dallas television series.

His career beginning in the early 1960’s led to a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for his contributions to motion pictures.