"Murder on High". New York: Avon Books. ISBN-10: 0380880628; ISBN-13: 9780380880621
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6' 4" (1.93 m)
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[on his role as Dragline in Cool Hand Luke
(1967)] The marvelous thing about that movie was that as my part progresses, I changed from a bad guy to a good guy. The moguls in Hollywood must have said, "Hey, this fellow can do something besides be a bad guy.".
Due to his tall, enormously broad frame, Kennedy was frequently cast in the 1960s and 1970s as bullies and thugs, and had the distinction of brutalizing stars like Cary Grant
, Paul Newman
and Clint Eastwood
on-screen while gaining a reputation off-screen as one of the nicest actors around. By his 60s, he finally got the chance to play friendlier characters, such as lovable Captain Ed Hocken in ...
Frequently played gruff blue-collar characters