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John F. Kennedy (1917–1963)


John Fitzgerald Kennedy was born on May 29, 1917 in Brookline, Massachusetts, to Rose Kennedy (née Rose Elizabeth Fitzgerald) and Joseph P. Kennedy. John was named after his maternal grandfather, John "HoneyFitz" Fitzgerald, the mayor of Boston. John was very ill as a child and was given the last rites five times, the first one being when he was a... See full bio »

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(age 46) in Dallas, Texas, USA

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Crisis: Behind a Presidential Commitment
Crisis: Behind a Presidential Commitment Himself - President of the United States
(1963)
Kennedy-Nixon Debate
(1960)
An Answer
An Answer Himself - U.S. President
(1962)

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 1966 NBC White Paper (TV Series documentary) (book "Why England Slept" - 1 episode)
- The Age of Kennedy, Part I: The Early Years (1966) ... (book "Why England Slept" - uncredited)
 1964 Profiles in Courage (TV Series) (based on his Pulitzer prize-winning book - 1 episode)
- Oscar W. Underwood (1964) ... (based on his Pulitzer prize-winning book)
 1962 The John Glenn Story (Documentary short) (with the approval of The President of the United States - as The President of the United States)
 1956 Kraft Theatre (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- A Profile in Courage (1956) ... (writer)
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Other Works:

TV commercial: Montreal Gazette (excerpt from "Ask Not" speech) See more »

Publicity Listings:

5 Biographical Movies | 26 Print Biographies | 38 Portrayals | 18 Articles | 6 Pictorials | 24 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »


Alternate Names:

JFK | John Fitzgerald Kennedy | John Kennedy | Pres. John F. Kennedy | President John F. Kennedy | President John F Kennedy | President Kennedy | Senator John F. Kennedy | Kennedy | The President of the United States

Height:

6' (1.83 m)
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Personal Quote:

Victory has a thousand fathers but defeat is an orphan. See more »

Trivia:

Despite their later close bond, he and brother Robert F. Kennedy were not close growing up. This was due, in part, to the eight-year age difference between them. It was not until Jack, during his third term as a Massachusetts congressman, took a seven-week trip through the Far East and parts of the Middle East, and took Bobby (who had just graduated from law school) with him that they grew closer... See more »

Trademark:

He always put his hand in the pocket of his suit Jacket See more »

Nickname:

Shafty See more »

Star Sign:

Gemini

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