Arthur Kennedy

Arthur Kennedy

Original Name John Arthur Kennedy
Birth
Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, USA
Death 5 Jan 1990 (aged 75)
Branford, New Haven County, Connecticut, USA
Burial Lequille, Annapolis County, Nova Scotia, Canada
Memorial ID 5555 · View Source
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Actor. He had an acting career that included the theater and roles in eighty motion pictures. He most memoriable roles were that of a bemused reporter in both "Lawrence of Arabia" (1962) and "Elmer Gantry" (1960). Born in Worcester, Massachusetts, 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 television 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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  • Added: 31 May 1999
  • Find a Grave Memorial 5555
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Arthur Kennedy (17 Feb 1914–5 Jan 1990), Find a Grave Memorial no. 5555, citing Woodlawn Cemetery, Lequille, Annapolis County, Nova Scotia, Canada ; Maintained by Find A Grave .