George Kennedy, Veteran of Dallas and Airport Franchise, Dead at 91




Dallas vet George Kennedy, who earned an Oscar for 1967’s Cool Hand Luke but who was in all likelihood best known for his work in the Airport and Naked Gun franchises, passed away Sunday, TMZ reports. He was ninety-one years old.
Kennedy played rancher and Ewing family nemesis Carter McKay on Dallas from 1988-1991, later reprising his character in the reunion pics Dallas: J.R. Returns (1996) and Dallas: War of the Ewings (1998). Although he did not appear in the recent TNT revival, his presence was felt via Carter’s grandson Hunter (played by Fran Kranz).
His final television role was in 2003 on CBS’ The Young and the Restless, playing the biological father to Victor Newman.




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