Wes Kenney (Harold Wesley Kenney Jr.)
BiographyDayton, Ohio, USA
Harry Wesley Kenney Jr. was born in Dayton, Ohio. He graduated from Carnegie Tech (Mellon) and was hired in the 19050s by Dumont TV Network in New York as a director in an era where everything was live and shot with multiple cameras. He directed all genres, including dramas, kids shows, game shows, sports, and variety for ten years - on some days up to 12 live broadcasts a day. The next twenty years were spent directing for film and television, including Gidget (1965), All in the Family (1971) and The Jeffersons (1975). Read more... became executive producer on soap operas Days of Our Lives (1965) (1968-1979), The Young and the Restless (1973) (1982-1987) and General Hospital (1963) (1987-1989), which garnered him 7 Emmys amongst 19 nominations within two decades. After that, Kenney began teaching students at the UCLA. He died January 13, 2015 of cardiac arrest in Santa Monica, California, at age 89.