George Kennedy

by follers on May 7, 2014

2008 Winter Hollywood Collectors Show

Birth Name: George Harris Kennedy, Jr.

Date of Birth: February 18, 1925

Place of Birth: New York City, New York, U.S.

Date of Death: February 28, 2016

Place of Death: Middleton, Idaho

*Irish, English (father)
*German, Irish (mother)

George Kennedy was an American actor. He won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for Cool Hand Luke (1967). He was the son of Helen A. (Kieselbach), a ballet dancer, and George Harris Kennedy, an orchestra leader.

George’s paternal grandfather was Frederick William Kennedy (the son of James Kennedy and Mary L.). James was the son of John Kennedy.

George’s paternal grandmother was Georgia Anna Harris (the daughter of Horatio Harris and Eunice Elizabeth Crehore). Horatio was the son of Joseph Harris and Sally/Sallie Smith. Eunice was the daughter of Edward Crehore and Mary Ann Preston.

George’s maternal grandparents were Charles Kieselbach and Katherine Cunnion (the daughter of John Cunnion and Mary Ellen A.). Charles was German. John and Mary Ellen were of Irish descent.

Sources: Genealogies of George Kennedy –

George’s maternal grandmother, Katherine Cunnion, on the 1880 U.S. Census –

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