Arthur Kennedy

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Born

2/17/1914 , Worcester, MA

Died

1/5/1990

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Biography:

Arthur Kennedy is an American actor who was born in 1914 and died in 1990. He was born in Worcester, Massachusetts an attended South High School, Worcester and Worcester Academy. He attended college at Carnegie Institute of Technology, Pittsburgh where he studied drama and graduated in 1934. Kennedy made his first appearance on Broadway in 1937 with the film "Richard 2." James Cagney discover Kenney and gave him his first film role as his younger brother in the film "City for Conquest" in 1940. He went on to start in many films such as "High Sierra," "They Died with Their Boots On," "The Glass Menagerie," "Lawrence of Arabia," "Peyton Place," "Elmer Gantry" and "Fantastic Voyage." Kennedy begin experiencing health problem in 1975 when he was diagnosed with Thyroid Cancer. He also suffered from failing eye vision and alcoholism. Despite his setbacks he planned a comeback and starred in the film "Signs of Life." He died in 1990 of a brain tumor.