'Airport' star George Kennedy dies at 91 Kennedy resided in Eagle, Idaho, at the time of his death. He died on the morning of 28 February 2016, of a heart ailment at an assisted living facility in Middleton, Idaho, at the age of 91. He had a history of heart problems. (18 February 1925 – 28 February 2016)
George Harris Kennedy, Jr. (born February 18, 1925) is an American actor. He put aside show business during World War II, served under General Patton, and was in the United States Army for 16 years, seeing combat and working in the Armed Forces radio. He was involved with the opening of the first Army Information Office.
George Kennedy, Actor: Cool Hand Luke. Sandy-haired, tall and burly George Harris Kennedy, Jr. was born in New York City, to Helen A. (Kieselbach), a ballet dancer, and George Harris Kennedy, an orchestra leader and musician. He has German, Irish, and English ancestry. A World War II veteran, Kennedy at one stage in his career cornered the market at playing tough, no-nonsense characters who were either quite crooked or possessed ...