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Arthur Kennedy

Arthur Kennedy (February 17, 1914 - January 5, 1990) was an American actor. Born John Arthur Kennedy in Worcester, Massachusetts, he acted both on the stage and screen, receiving a Tony Award for the role of "Biff" in Death of a Salesman and receiving five Academy Award nominations.

Kennedy got his break when he was discovered by James Cagney. His first role was of Cagney's younger brother in City for Conquest[?] in 1940. He portrayed good guys and bad guys equally, appearing in Western films and police dramas.

He starred in several well-received films in the late 1940s and the 1950s, including Boomerang![?], Champion, The Glass Menagerie[?], Bright Victory, Bend of the River[?], The Lusty Men[?], Rancho Notorious[?], The Desperate Hours[?], The Man From Laramie[?], The Naked Dawn[?], Trial[?], Peyton Place, Some Came Running, A Summer Place[?] and Elmer Gantry.

Academy Award Nominations



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