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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 »

Died:

(age 46) in Dallas, Texas, USA

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Known For

Profiles in Courage
(1964)
The John Glenn Story
(1962)
Kraft Theatre
Kraft Theatre Writer
(1956)
Startime
Startime Himself
(1959-1960)

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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:

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

Publicity Listings:

5 Biographical Movies | 28 Print Biographies | 39 Portrayals | 19 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:

5' 11½" (1.82 m)
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Personal Quote:

It is only after you wield the powers of the presidency that you get hated. [Wayne Morse], [Jimmy Hoffa], Al Hayes, etc., all hate me now merely because of one bill. Presidents are bound to be hated unless they are as bland as [Dwight D. Eisenhower]. See more »

Trivia:

Was portrayed by Stephen Collins in A Woman Named Jackie (1991) and Martin Donovan in RFK (2002). See more »

Trademark:

Boston accent See more »

Nickname:

J.F.K. See more »

Star Sign:

Gemini

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