Oscar-Winning Actor George Kennedy Dies At 91
Kennedy's big break came opposite Paul Newman in "Cool Hand Luke."By Ryan Biek | March 1, 2016
Oscar-winning character actor George Kennedy died Sunday morning at the age of 91.
After serving 16 years in the Army, Kennedy, who was over 6 feet tall and weighed 230 pounds, was initially typecast for roles as villains.
His big break came in the 1967 film "Cool Hand Luke," where he played an anti-hero opposite Paul Newman. The role earned him an Academy Award, which he called the highlight of his life.