Monday, February 29, 2016

Good Bye George

Military veteran and popular actor George Kennedy has passed away at the age of 91. Kennedy is best remembered for his role as Dragline in Cool Hand Luke. He had many top notch films and covered a broad spectrum of characters. It also lasted an amazing 54 years. His last role was as Ed in the Mark Wahlberg film The Gambler.
His first role was actually long before he stepped on a sound stage though. He began at the tender age of two in Bringing up father, and was a a DJ by age seven.
The crop of actors I remember as a kid is getting mighty thin. Many of the shows have been remade, but they can't remake men like George Kennedy.

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