Arthur Kennedy

Biography

Date of Birth 17 February 1914, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA Date of Death 5 January 1990, Branford, Connecticut, USA (brain tumor) Birth Name John Arthur Kennedy Nickname Johnny Height 5' 10" (1.78 m) Mini Biography Arthur Kennedy, one of the premier character actors in American film from the late 1940s through the early 1960s, achieved fame in the role of Biff in Elia Kazan's historic production of Arthur Miller's Pultizer-Prize winning play "Death of a Salesman." Although he was not selected to recreate the role on screen, he won one Best Actor and four Best Supporting Academy Award nominations between 1949 and 1959 and ranked as one of Hollywood's finest players. Born John Arthur Kennedy to a dentist and his wife on February 17, 1914 in Worcester, Massachusetts. As a young man, known as "Johnny" to his friends, studied drama at the Carnegie Institute of Technology. By the time he was 20 years old, he was involved in local theatrical groups. Kennedy's first professional gig was was with the Globe Theatre Company, which toured the Midwest offering abbreviated versions of Shakespearian plays. Shakesperian star Maurice Evans hired Kennedy for his company, with which he appeared in the Broadway production of "Richard II" in 1937. While performing in Evans' repertory company, Kennedy also worked in the Federal Theatre project.

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Murder, She Said

Dr. Paul Quimper

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Bend of the River

Emerson Cole

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The Man From Laramie

Vic Hansbro

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The Living Dead At The Manchester Morgue

The Inspector

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Barabbas

Pontius Pilate

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Elmer Gantry

Jim Lefferts

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The Tough Ones

Ruini

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The Desperate Hours

Deputy Sheriff Jesse Bard

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They Died with Their Boots On

Ned Sharp

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High Sierra

'Red' Hattery

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The Humanoid

Dr. Kraspin

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Shark’s Cave

Mr. Jackson

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The Sentinel

Monsignor Franchino

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Cyclone

The Priest

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As of Tomorrow

Mike Jannacone

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Emanuelle on Taboo Island

Father

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The Tough Ones

Ruini

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La polizia ha le mani legate

Armando Di Federico

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The Living Dead At The Manchester Morgue

The Inspector

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The Antichrist

Bishop Ascanio Oderisi

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Un tipo con una faccia strana ti cerca per ucciderti

Don Vito

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The President's Plane Is Missing

Gunther Damon

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Crawlspace

Albert Graves

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The Great American West of John Ford

actor 'Cheyenne Autumn' (archive footage) (uncredited)

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The Movie Murderer

Angus MacGregor

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Hail, Hero!

Albert Dixon

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Day of the Evil Gun

Owen Forbes

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Anzio

Maj. Gen. Jack Lesley

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A Minute to Pray, a Second to Die

Tuscosa Marshal Roy W. Colby

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Shark!

Doc

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Fantastic Voyage

Dr. Duval

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Nevada Smith

Bill Bowdre

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Murieta

Capt. Love

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Cheyenne Autumn

Doc Holliday

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Italiani Brava Gente

Ferro Maria Ferri

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Lawrence of Arabia

Jackson Bentley

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Hemingway's Adventures of a Young Man

Dr. Adams

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Barabbas

Pontius Pilate

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Murder, She Said

Dr. Paul Quimper

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Elmer Gantry

Jim Lefferts

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A Summer Place

Bart Hunter

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Some Came Running

Frank Hirsh

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Twilight for the Gods

First Mate Ramsay

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Peyton Place

Lucas Cross

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Trial

Barney Castle

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The Desperate Hours

Deputy Sheriff Jesse Bard

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The Man From Laramie

Vic Hansbro

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Crashout

Joe Quinn

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The Rawhide Years

Rick Harper

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Fratelli Messicani

Santiago

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Impulse

Alan Curtis

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Bend of the River

Emerson Cole

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Rancho Notorious

Vern Haskell

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The Lusty Men

Wes Merritt

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The Girl in White

Dr. Ben Barringer

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Red Mountain

Lane Waldron

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Bright Victory

Larry Nevins

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The Glass Menagerie

Tom Wingfield

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Too Late for Tears

Alan Palmer

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The Window

Ed Woodry

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Treibsand

Chalk

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Champion

Connie Kelly

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Chicago Deadline

Tommy Ditman

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Boomerang!

John Waldron

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Cheyenne

The Sundance Kid

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Predilección

Branwell Brontë

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Resisting Enemy Interrogation

Sgt. Alfred Mason (uncredited)

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The Memphis Belle

Crewman (voice) (uncredited)

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Air Force

Bombardier

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Desperate Journey

Flying Officer Jed Forrest

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Breakdowns of 1942

Self (uncredited)

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They Died with Their Boots On

Ned Sharp

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High Sierra

'Red' Hattery

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City for Conquest

Eddie Kenny

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