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Arthur Kennedy
Original name: John Kennedy
Birth: Feb. 17, 1914
Worcester County
Massachusetts, USA
Death: Jan. 5, 1990
New Haven County
Connecticut, USA

Actor. This reliable character actor, star of 80 films and stage, is usually remembered for his role as the bemused reporter in both Lawrence of Arabia (1962) and Elmer Gantry (1960). Born in Worcester, MA, he started acting on the stage in 1934 and was "discovered" by Jimmy Cagney for his first film City of Conquest (1940). His stage work earned Broadway acclaim including several Arthur Miller plays: All My Sons (1947), Death of a Salesman (1949) for which he won a Tony Award, The Crucible (1953), and The Price (1968). In Hollywood, he showed versatility in a host of films through a wide range of supporting roles and occasional leads; with character types ranging from benevolent to cynical and villainous. He was nominated for 5 Academy Awards: as best actor for Bright Victory (1952); as best supporting actor for Champion(1950), Trial (1956), Peyton Place (1958), and Some Came Running (1959). Other memorable film roles include High Sierra (1941), The Glass Menagerie (1950), and Fantastic Voyage (1966). In the 1970's he starred in a string of TV dramas and low budget foreign films. He died in 1990 at Branford, Connecticut of a brain tumor and was buried near his home at Lequille, Nova Scotia, Canada. 
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  Mary Cheffey Kennedy (1915 - 1975)*
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Cause of death: Brain tumor
Woodlawn Cemetery
Annapolis County
Nova Scotia, Canada
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Record added: Jun 01, 1999
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- Pamela Howlett
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- Ronnie & Marjeana
 Added: Oct. 11, 2015
Just watching you on "Bend of the River".Great actor. You were thought of today. You are missed and remembered. Rest in heavenly peace. Thanks for all the movies you left with us.
- Bobbi Lindley
 Added: Aug. 27, 2015
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