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Kennedy, John Arthurlocked

(17 February 1914–05 January 1990)
  • Melissa Vickery-Bareford

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Kennedy, John Arthur (17 February 1914–05 January 1990), actor, was born in Worcester, Massachusetts, the son of J. T. Kennedy, a dentist, and Helen Thompson. Educated in Worcester at South High School and Worcester Academy, Kennedy dreamed of being a jockey. Sprouting to a height of five feet eleven inches, which made him too tall to race horses, Kennedy turned his interest to the stage. He studied drama at Carnegie Institute of Technology in Pittsburgh and received his B.A. in 1934. In March 1938 Kennedy married actress Mary Cheffey; they had two children....

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