Arthur Kennedy (I) (1914–1990)


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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... See full bio »

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Nominated for 5 Oscars. Another 4 wins & 4 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Lawrence of Arabia Jackson Bentley
(1962)
Bright Victory Larry Nevins
(1951)
Peyton Place Lucas Cross
(1957)
Champion Connie
(1949)

Filmography

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 1990 Grandpa
 1989 I figli del vento (TV Movie)
 1989 Signs of Life
Owen Coughlin
 1979 The Humanoid
Dr. Kraspin
 1978 Covert Action
Maxwell
 1978 Dirty World
Senator Merelli
 1978 Cyclone
The Priest
 1978 Cave of the Sharks
Mr. Jackson
 1978 Gli ultimi angeli
Il nonno
 1977 Nine Guests for a Crime
Uberto - old man
 1977 The Sentinel
Monsignor Franchino
 1976 As of Tomorrow
Mike Jannacone
 1976 The Tough Ones
Superintendent Ruini
 1975 La polizia ha le mani legate
Armando Di Federico
 1974 Nakia (TV Series)
Sheriff Sam Jericho
- The Fire Dancer (1974) ... Sheriff Sam Jericho
- Pete (1974) ... Sheriff Sam Jericho
- A Matter of Choice (1974) ... Sheriff Sam Jericho
- Roots of Anger (1974) ... Sheriff Sam Jericho
- The Dream (1974) ... Sheriff Sam Jericho
 1974 The Antichrist
Bishop Ascanio Oderisi
 1974 Let Sleeping Corpses Lie
The Inspector
 1974 The Man from Independence
Tom Pendergast
 1973 The President's Plane Is Missing (TV Movie)
Gunther Damon
 1973 Ricco
Don Vito
 1973 Baciamo le mani
Don Angelino Ferrante
 1972 Crawlspace (TV Movie)
Albert Graves
 1971 A Death of Innocence (TV Movie)
Mark Hirsch
 1971 My Old Man's Place
Walter Pell
 1970 The Movie Murderer (TV Movie)
Angus MacGregor
 1969 Shark
Doc
 1969 CBS Playhouse (TV Series)
Rome
- Appalachian Autumn (1969) ... Rome
 1969 Hail, Hero!
Albert Dixon
 1968 Anzio
Maj. Gen. Jack Lesley
 1968 A Minute to Pray, a Second to Die
Tuscosa Marshal Roy W. Colby
 1968 Day of the Evil Gun
Owen Forbes
 1967 Monday's Child
Peter Richardson
 1966 ABC Stage 67 (TV Series)
Narrator / Lieutenant Hammond
- The Brave Rifles (1966) ... Narrator
- The Confession (1966) ... Lieutenant Hammond
 1966 Fantastic Voyage
Dr. Duval
 1966 Nevada Smith
Bill Bowdre
 1965 Joy in the Morning
Patrick Brown
 1965 Murieta
Capt. Love
 1964 The Alfred Hitchcock Hour (TV Series)
Keith Hollands
- Change of Address (1964) ... Keith Hollands
 1964 Cheyenne Autumn
Doc Holliday
 1964 Italiani brava gente
Ferro Maria Ferri
 1962-1964 The DuPont Show of the Week (TV Series)
Colin Ryan / Hans Maasdijk
- Ambassador at Large (1964) ... Colin Ryan
- The Forgery (1962) ... Hans Maasdijk
 1964 Suspense (TV Series)
Sgt. Mike Kenny
- I, Mike Kenny (1964) ... Sgt. Mike Kenny
 1964 Kraft Suspense Theatre (TV Series)
Dr. Walter Meade Taylor
- Leviathan Five (1964) ... Dr. Walter Meade Taylor
 1963 Espionage (TV Series)
Ed Pierce
- The Whistling Shrimp (1963) ... Ed Pierce
 1962 Lawrence of Arabia
Jackson Bentley
 1958-1962 Frances Farmer Presents (TV Series)
Red / The Sundance Kid
- High Sierra (1962) ... Red
- Wyoming Kid (1958) ... The Sundance Kid
 1962 Hemingway's Adventures of a Young Man
Dr. Henry Adams
 1961 Barabbas
Pontius Pilate
 1961 Alcoa Premiere (TV Series)
Dr. Harry A. Wilmer
- People Need People (1961) ... Dr. Harry A. Wilmer
 1961 Murder She Said
Dr. Quimper
 1961 Claudelle Inglish
Clyde Inglish
 1959-1960 Our American Heritage (TV Series)
Alexander Hamilton
- Not Without Honor (1960) ... Alexander Hamilton
- Divided We Stand (1959) ... Alexander Hamilton
 1960 Sunday Showcase (TV Series)
Alexander Hamilton
- Our American Heritage: Not Without Honor (1960) ... Alexander Hamilton
 1960 Elmer Gantry
Jim Lefferts
 1960 Playhouse 90 (TV Series)
Paul Heller
- In the Presence of Mine Enemies (1960) ... Paul Heller
 1960 General Electric Theater (TV Series)
Whitney Barton
- The Web of Guilt (1960) ... Whitney Barton
 1959 A Summer Place
Bart Hunter
 1959 Home Is the Hero
Willie O'Reilly
 1959 The Ten Commandments (TV Movie)
 1959 Zane Grey Theater (TV Series)
Sam Carter
- Make It Look Good (1959) ... Sam Carter
 1958 Rendezvous (TV Series)
 1958 Some Came Running
Frank Hirsh
 1958 Twilight for the Gods
First Mate Ramsay
 1957 Peyton Place
Lucas Cross
 1956 Ethel Barrymore Theater (TV Series)
- The Victim (1956)
 1956 The Rawhide Years
Rick Harper
 1955 The Naked Dawn
Santiago
 1955 Trial
Barney Castle
 1955 The Desperate Hours
Deputy Sheriff Jesse Bard
 1955 The Man from Laramie
Vic Hansbro
 1955 Crashout
Joe Quinn
 1954 Impulse
Alan Curtis
 1954 The Ford Television Theatre (TV Series)
Larry Morton
- Night Visitor (1954) ... Larry Morton
 1952 The Lusty Men
Wes Merritt
 1952 The Girl in White
Dr. Ben Barringer
 1952 Rancho Notorious
Vern Haskell
 1952 Bend of the River
Emerson Cole
 1951 Red Mountain
Lane Waldron
 1951 Bright Victory
Larry Nevins
 1950 The Glass Menagerie
Tom Wingfield
 1949 Chicago Deadline
Tommy Ditman
 1949 Too Late for Tears
Alan Palmer
 1949 The Window
Ed Woodry
 1949 Champion
Connie
 1949 The Walking Hills
Chalk
 1947 Cheyenne
The Sundance Kid
 1947 Boomerang!
John Waldron
 1946 It's Your America (Short)
Soldier / Narrator (uncredited)
 1946 Devotion
Branwell Brontë
 1945 Target - Invisible (Documentary short)
AIr Force Officer / Narrator (uncredited)
 1945 Time to Kill (Short)
Narrator (voice, uncredited)
 1944 Ditch and Live (Short)
Captain Scott H. Reynolds (uncredited)
 1944 Resisting Enemy Interrogation
Sgt. Alfred Mason (uncredited)
 1943 Reconnaissance Pilot (Documentary short)
Decoration Announcer (voice, uncredited)
 1943 Air Force
Bombardier
 1942 Desperate Journey
Flying Officer Jed Forrest
 1941 Highway West
George Foster
 1941 Bad Men of Missouri
Jim Younger
 1941 Strange Alibi
Joe Geary
 1941 Knockout
Johnny Rocket
 1941 High Sierra
'Red'
 1940 City for Conquest
Eddie Kenny
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Stage: Appeared in "Time Limit!" on Broadway. Drama. See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Print Biography | 3 Articles | See more »

Height:

5' 10" (1.78 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

[In a 1988 interview on making movies in Italy] They were spaghetti Mafiosos. Only two or three had any quality; but I love to travel and the scripts didn't matter too much. I worked in English, the Italians in their language. There's no direct sound; you have to dub everything. Finally, I told my agent to wrap it up. I haven't worked until now. See more »

Trivia:

His character Jackson Bentley, newspaper man and filmmaker, in Lawrence of Arabia (1962) is a fictionalized version of real life "discoverer" of T.E. Lawrence, Lowell Thomas. See more »

Nickname:

Johnny

Star Sign:

Aquarius

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