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Arthur Kennedy (John Arthur Kennedy)

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Biography

Worcester, Massachusetts, USA
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. Read more...

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Character: Eddie Kenny

City for Conquest 1940

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Character: Joe Geary

Strange Alibi 1941

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Character: Flying Officer Jed Forrest

Desperate Journey 1942

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Character: Vern Haskell

Rancho Notorious 1952

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Character: Vic Hansbro

The Man from Laramie 1955

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Character: Lucas Cross

Peyton Place 1957

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Character: Bart Hunter

A Summer Place 1959

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Character: Jim Lefferts

Elmer Gantry 1960

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Character: Jackson Bentley

Lawrence of Arabia 1962

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Character: Capt. Love

Joaquín Murrieta 1965

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Character: Bill Bowdre

Nevada Smith 1966

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Character: Maj. Gen. Jack Lesley

Lo sbarco di Anzio 1968

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Character: Owen Forbes

Day of the Evil Gun 1968

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Character: Albert Dixon

Hail, Hero! 1969

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Character: Lieutenant Hammond

ABC Stage 67 1966

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Character: Ed Woodry

The Window 1949

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Character: Tommy Ditman

Chicago Deadline 1949

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Character: Larry Morton

The Ford Television Theatre 1952

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Character: Larry Nevins

Bright Victory 1951

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Character: Frank Hirsh

Some Came Running 1958

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Character: Ferro Maria Ferri

Attack and Retreat 1964

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Character: Monsignor Franchino

The Sentinel 1977

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Character: Actor in 'Cheyenne Autumn'

Legends of the West 1992

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Character: Dr. Walter Meade Taylor

Kraft Suspense Theatre 1963

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Character: Owen Coughlin

Signs of Life 1989

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Character: Dr. Harry A. Wilmer

Alcoa Premiere 1961

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Character: Deputy Sheriff Jesse Bard

The Desperate Hours 1955

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Character: Barney

Trial 1955

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Character: Willie O'Reilly

Home Is the Hero 1959

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Character: Keith Hollands

The Alfred Hitchcock Hour 1962

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Character: Peter Richardson

Monday's Child 1967

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