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Birth Name: George Kennedy
Born: 02/18/1925
Birth Place: New York City, New York, USA

George Harris Kennedy, Jr. was born into a New York-based show business family on Feb. 18, 1925. Kennedy's father was a musician and orchestra leader who died when his son was only four years old, leaving him to be raised by his mother, former ballet dancer Helen Kieselbach. He made his acting debut two years before in a touring production of "Bringing Up Father;" he would continue to perform as a radio actor until the outbreak of World War II, when he joined the Army. The service would occupy the next 16 years of his life, during which he was instrumental in establishing the Army Information Office, which provided technical service to the film and television industries, and spun records as ... Continue Bio >>

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