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Academy Award Winning Actor George Kennedy, Onetime Ventura County Resident Dies

Posted on Monday, February 29, 2016 3:59pm

Actor George Kennedy won an Academy Award for the 1967 hit movie "Cool Hand Luke"

An Academy Award winning actor who was a longtime Ventura County resident has died.

George Kennedy starred in more than 200 movies, and television shows.  In 1967, he won a “Best Supporting Actor” Oscar for his role in “Cool Hand Luke.” But, Kennedy was perhaps best known for his role as the can-do aircraft mechanic all four of the “Airport” disaster movies, and as a police captain in the “Naked Gun” crime parody movies.

The actor had a beach house in Oxnard.

Kennedy died Sunday at a care facility in Idaho.  He was 91 years old.

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