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Arthur Kennedy (I) (1914–1990)


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)
Het licht dat verdween Larry Nevins
(1951)
Peyton Place Lucas Cross
(1957)
De kampioen Connie
(1949)

Filmography

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 1990 Grandpa
 1989 I figli del vento (TV Movie)
 1989 Signs of Life
Owen Coughlin
 1979 L'umanoide
Dr. Kraspin
 1978 Porco mondo
Senator Merelli
 1978 Cyclone
The Priest
 1978 Bermude: la fossa maledetta
Mr. Jackson
 1978 Gli ultimi angeli
Il nonno
 1977 Nove ospiti per un delitto
Uberto - old man
 1977 The Sentinel
Monsignor Franchino
 1976 La spiaggia del desiderio
Antonio
 1976 Ab morgen sind wir reich und ehrlich
Mike Jannacone
 1976 Roma a mano armata
Chief of Police
 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 L'anticristo
Bishop Ascanio Oderisi
 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 Un minuto per pregare, un istante per morire
Tuscosa Marshal Roy W. Colby
 1968 Duel der Wanhopigen
Owen Forbes
 1967 La chica del lunes
Peter Richardson
 1966 ABC Stage 67 (TV Series)
Narrator / Lieutenant Hammond
- The Brave Rifles (1966) ... Narrator
- The Confession (1966) ... Lieutenant Hammond
 1966 Fantastisch Experiment
Dr. Duval
 1966 Nevada Smith
Bill Bowdre
 1965 Joy in the Morning
Patrick Brown
 1965 Joaquín Murrieta
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
 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 Mijn zoon is onschuldig
Barney
 1955 The Desperate Hours
Deputy Sheriff Jesse Bard
 1955 De man uit 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 Het Rode Gebergte
Lane Waldron
 1951 Het licht dat verdween
Larry Nevins
 1950 Glazen speelgoed
Tom Wingfield
 1949 Op dood spoor
Tommy Ditman
 1949 Too Late for Tears
Alan Palmer
 1949 The Window
Ed Woodry
 1949 De kampioen
Connie
 1949 The Walking Hills
Chalk
 1947 Cheyenne
The Sundance Kid
 1947 Boomerang!
John Waldron
 1946 It's Your America (Short)
Soldier (uncredited)
 1946 Devotion
Branwell Brontë
 1945 Target - Invisible (Documentary short)
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 Het lied van de grote stad
Eddie Kenny
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Stage: Appeared as Dr. Walter Franz in "Price" on Broadway. Written by Arthur Miller. It co-starred Kate Reid David Burns (who suffered a heart attack two nights before the Broadway opening, and Pat Hingle (who replaced Jack Warden in Philadelphia prior to the Broadway opening.) It opened February 7 at the Morosco and ran for 429 ... 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:

[on Henry Hathaway] A walking encyclopedia of the business. Away from work, he was delightful, but on the set, a holy terror! See more »

Trivia:

Four of Kennedy's five Oscar-nominated performances were directed by Mark Robson: De kampioen (1949), Het licht dat verdween (1951), Mijn zoon is onschuldig (1955), and Peyton Place (1957). His fifth nod, for Some Came Running (1958) was directed by Vincente Minnelli. See more »

Nickname:

Johnny

Star Sign:

Aquarius

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