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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Known For

Kraft Theatre Writer
A Tour of the White House Self - President of the United States of America
Startime Self


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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)
 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:

6 Biographical Movies | 30 Print Biographies | 49 Portrayals | 23 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:

[in a December 18, 1962 article in Look magazine] We know that a totalitarian society can promote the arts in its own way - that it can arrange for splendid productions of opera and ballet, as it can arrange for the restoration of ancient and historic buildings. But art means more than the resuscitation of the past: it means the free and unconfined search for new ways of expressing the experience... See more »


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