Entertainment George Kennedy--RIP

Discussion in 'The Howard Stern Show' started by Robert Higgins, Feb 29, 2016.

  1. Robert Higgins

    Robert Higgins Well-Known Member VIP

    Reputations:
    86,762
    Joined:
    Jan 15, 2012
    Messages:
    13,177
    Likes Received:
    20,287
    GEORGE KENNEDY 'NAKED GUN' STAR DEAD AT 91

    George Kennedy, star of "Cool Hand Luke" and the 'Naked Gun' movies, has died at the age of 91 ... TMZ has learned.

    George's grandson Cory Schenkel says Kennedy died Sunday morning at 4:30 AM in Boise, ID. He says his grandfather had been in failing health ever since his wife Joan died a little over a year ago. George had been under hospice care for the past month.

    Kennedy won the Best Supporting Actor Oscar in 1968 for "Cool Hand Luke." He also starred in all 3 of the 'Naked Gun' flicks, "Airport 1975," "Earthquake" and many many more.

    His last role was in "The Gambler" with Mark Wahlberg in 2014.

    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]

    Read more: http://www.tmz.com/2016/02/29/george-kennedy-dies/#ixzz41bCMVjuf
    Read more: http://www.tmz.com/2016/02/29/george-kennedy-dies/#ixzz41bCCGuxK


    RIP great acting funny man.

    :rip:
     
    Wiggy, Nice, JumboWop and 21 others like this.
  2. DiamondGoddess

    DiamondGoddess Born Ready for My Close-Up! Gold

    Reputations:
    306,598
    Joined:
    Aug 25, 2013
    Messages:
    23,732
    Likes Received:
    41,481
    R.I.P.

    He was awesome!!!
     
  3. Robert Higgins

    Robert Higgins Well-Known Member VIP

    Reputations:
    86,762
    Joined:
    Jan 15, 2012
    Messages:
    13,177
    Likes Received:
    20,287
  4. Shortwave98

    Shortwave98 A-Number 1 Banned User

    Reputations:
    178,992
    Joined:
    Nov 9, 2013
    Messages:
    31,231
    Likes Received:
    31,971
    Bad year for great entertainment people.
     
  5. Walygatr

    Walygatr Well-Known Member

    Reputations:
    73,175
    Joined:
    Dec 13, 2011
    Messages:
    5,880
    Likes Received:
    16,876
    rip. You lived a lot longer than I thought you did. :oops::oops:
     
    Jello Biafra, Stag, JRoyle411 and 3 others like this.
  6. flonsta

    flonsta Well-Known Member

    Reputations:
    7,632
    Joined:
    Oct 22, 2012
    Messages:
    835
    Likes Received:
    1,779
    I thought he was dead already. So while I'm saddened he's dead, I'm delighted he was alive when I thought he was dead. Sorta like playing with house money.
     
  7. DarkFriday

    DarkFriday Fired as a MOD...Twice. Gold

    Reputations:
    718,705
    Joined:
    Jul 6, 2011
    Messages:
    172,017
    Likes Received:
    87,216
    [​IMG]
     
    stash, x76, Walygatr and 2 others like this.
  8. DiamondGoddess

    DiamondGoddess Born Ready for My Close-Up! Gold

    Reputations:
    306,598
    Joined:
    Aug 25, 2013
    Messages:
    23,732
    Likes Received:
    41,481
    Love it!!!
     
    DarkFriday likes this.
  9. Beer Chugger

    Beer Chugger Well-Known Member

    Reputations:
    25,524
    Joined:
    Jan 16, 2012
    Messages:
    5,414
    Likes Received:
    6,043
    I thought he was already dead.

    I am all cried out.
     
    Zyro likes this.
  10. HypocriteHowie

    HypocriteHowie Well-Known Member

    Reputations:
    111,209
    Joined:
    Jan 17, 2012
    Messages:
    4,024
    Likes Received:
    12,532
    Not bad, ninety one, gives hope to all those of us with a "slightly" larger build.

    RIP George
     
    themo5555, reno and x76 like this.
  11. Robert Higgins

    Robert Higgins Well-Known Member VIP

    Reputations:
    86,762
    Joined:
    Jan 15, 2012
    Messages:
    13,177
    Likes Received:
    20,287
  12. floplop

    floplop Well-Known Member

    Reputations:
    21,921
    Joined:
    Jan 16, 2012
    Messages:
    2,852
    Likes Received:
    5,655
    George seemed to be in everything when I was a kid. On TV shows and in the great action movies of the day. Eiger Sanction being one of them.
     
  13. monsoon

    monsoon Who are you with?

    Reputations:
    89,978
    Joined:
    Jan 17, 2012
    Messages:
    3,704
    Likes Received:
    14,732
    Great actor. Rest in peace.


    F mutt
     
  14. snowdog212

    snowdog212 Well-Known Member VIP

    Reputations:
    23,333
    Joined:
    Jan 9, 2013
    Messages:
    2,303
    Likes Received:
    3,503
    Favorite line by him in Naked Gun Lesile Neqlson goes congrats on your wife being pregnent
    George Kennedy says "Yea and if I ever find the guy" cracks me up eveytime
     
  15. Mr Cachexic

    Mr Cachexic Well-Known Member Banned User

    Reputations:
    -7,542
    Joined:
    Jan 30, 2016
    Messages:
    3,363
    Likes Received:
    3,790
    loved this guy growing up....sad to hear


    rest in peace
     
    themo5555, The Jackie chair and x76 like this.
  16. x76

    x76 Well-Known Member

    Reputations:
    34,939
    Joined:
    Oct 12, 2010
    Messages:
    4,219
    Likes Received:
    5,521
    RIP. He was a terrific actor.
     
    themo5555 and suckemnuckledus like this.
  17. HS Cult Leader

    HS Cult Leader Elite Member Gold

    Reputations:
    101,099
    Joined:
    Jun 2, 2012
    Messages:
    13,068
    Likes Received:
    18,323
  18. Rockside7

    Rockside7 VIP Extreme Gold

    Reputations:
    156,051
    Joined:
    Jan 13, 2014
    Messages:
    7,758
    Likes Received:
    18,268


    All time classic movie.
     
  19. eliasbboy

    eliasbboy Insert Witty Title Here Staff Member

    Reputations:
    212,177
    Joined:
    Aug 20, 2010
    Messages:
    36,258
    Likes Received:
    33,297
    Ho Lee shit. :eek:

    For no apparent reason at all last night, I downloaded copies of the Naked Gun movies onto my phone. I'm sitting in the shop watching the first one as I'm typing this.

    I think I may be psychic.

    RIP, and eat dem eggs boy.
     
    Pussy Tendon, Petal, reno and 2 others like this.
  20. Penelope

    Penelope VIP Extreme Gold

    Reputations:
    83,081
    Joined:
    Aug 13, 2015
    Messages:
    4,638
    Likes Received:
    11,256
    Great, great scene. Kennedy deserved his Oscar--he is wonderful throughout the movie. I always feel sorry for him when Luke leaves him on his own after they escape, and a crestfallen Dragline realizes what a huge mistake he's made. Such fine acting by Kennedy. He was a really solid actor.

    With Wayne Rogers passing just a few months ago, that chain gang is thinning out the ranks. :rip:
     
    1Vegasgirl, dexterdog and Wiggy like this.