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Arthur Kennedy

  • Original Name John
  • Birth 17 Feb 1914 Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, USA
  • Death 5 Jan 1990 Branford, New Haven County, Connecticut, USA
  • Burial Lequille, Annapolis County, Nova Scotia, Canada
  • Memorial ID 5555

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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  • Added: 1 Jun 1999
  • Find A Grave Memorial 5555
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : 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 .