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Actor George Kennedy Dead at 91

Best Actor Oscar Winner for 'Cool Hand Luke' in 1967

Oscar winner George Kennedy, who is remembered for his 1988-91 stint on the original “Dallas” as rancher Carter McKay, died Sunday in Boise, Idaho. He was 91.

Born on February 18, 1925 in New York City, Kennedy appeared in more than 200 film and television productions including his Academy Award Best Supporting Actor win for “Cool Hand Luke” in 1967, “Airport” in 1970 and the “Naked Gun” franchise. He had a recurring role on 1950s sitcom “The Phil Silvers Show,” and appeared early in his career as a guest star in series like “Cheyenne,” “The Deputy,” “Sugarfoot,” “Maverick,” “Route 66,” “Have Gun Will Travel,” “Perry Mason” and “The Andy Griffith Show.” He also made multiple appearances in “Gunsmoke” and headlined 1971-72 NBC drama “Sarge” and CBS crime solver “The Blue Knight” from 1975-76. More recently, Kennedy appeared on CBS daytime soap “The Young and the Restless,” and he was the author of two novels and his autobiography, “Trust Me.”

Kennedy is survived by his daughter, Shannon Sullivan, five grandchildren, and one great-grandson.