John F. Kennedy (1917–1963)

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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 »


(age 46) in Dallas, Texas, USA

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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)
 1964-1965 Profiles in Courage (TV Series) (based on his Pulitzer Prize-winning book - 4 episodes)
- John Quincy Adams (1965) ... (based on his Pulitzer Prize-winning book)
- Frederick Douglass (1965) ... (based on his Pulitzer Prize-winning book)
- Robert A. Taft (1965) ... (based on his Pulitzer Prize-winning book)
- 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:

Book (w/Allan Nevins): "Stragegy of Peace" See more »

Publicity Listings:

6 Biographical Movies | 30 Print Biographies | 48 Portrayals | 21 Articles | 6 Pictorials | 24 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

JFK | John Fitzgerald «Jack» Kennedy | 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


6' (1.83 m)


Jacqueline Kennedy  (his death)  (4 children)


John Kennedy Jr.


Rose Schlossberg (grandchild) | See more »

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Personal Quote:

We are tied to the ocean. And when we go back to the sea, whether it is to sail or watch - we are going back from whence we came. See more »


He was a big fan of the Boston Red Sox baseball team. This was something instilled in him by his grandfather, Boston mayor John Francis Fitzgerald (aka "Honey Fitz"), who was himself a member of The Royal Rooters, a turn-of-the-century Red Sox fan club. See more »


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


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