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Also Known As: Willard Kennedy, William Kennedy Died: January 27, 1997
Born: June 27, 1908 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Profession: newscaster, actor

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Bill Kennedy was an actor who had a successful Hollywood career. He began a television newscaster career on WWJ and WDIV-TV in Detroit, MI. In 1945, he performed in "Escape In the Desert." In 1969, he joined WKBD-TV in MI. In 1982, he moved to Florida and continued to produce a weekly show at WKBD in Detroit. Early on in his acting career, Kennedy landed roles in various films, including "Destination Tokyo" (1944), the Bette Davis drama "Mr. Skeffington" (1945) and "The Bachelor's Daughters" (1946). He also appeared in "Fun on a Weekend" (1947). His passion for acting continued to his roles in projects like the George Montgomery western "Belle Starr's Daughter" (1948), "I Wouldn't Be in Your Shoes" (1948) and "Forgotten Women" (1949). Nearing the end of his career, he tackled roles in the Don "Red" Barry western "I Shot Billy the Kid" (1950), the adaptation "Red Planet Mars" (1952) with Peter Graves and the crime adaptation "I Died a Thousand Times" (1955) with Jack Palance. Kennedy more recently acted in "Unchained" (1955). Kennedy was married to Suzanne Kennedy and had three children. Kennedy passed away in January 1997 at the age of 89.

Bill Kennedy was an actor who had a successful Hollywood career. He began a television newscaster career on WWJ and WDIV-TV in Detroit, MI. In 1945, he performed in "Escape In the Desert." In 1969, he joined WKBD-TV in MI. In 1982, he moved to Florida and continued to produce a weekly show at WKBD in Detroit. Early on in his acting career, Kennedy landed roles in various films, including "Destination Tokyo" (1944), the Bette Davis drama "Mr. Skeffington" (1945) and "The Bachelor's Daughters" (1946). He also appeared in "Fun on a Weekend" (1947). His passion for acting continued to his roles in projects like the George Montgomery western "Belle Starr's Daughter" (1948), "I Wouldn't Be in Your Shoes" (1948) and "Forgotten Women" (1949). Nearing the end of his career, he tackled roles in the Don "Red" Barry western "I Shot Billy the Kid" (1950), the adaptation "Red Planet Mars" (1952) with Peter Graves and the crime adaptation "I Died a Thousand Times" (1955) with Jack Palance. Kennedy more recently acted in "Unchained" (1955). Kennedy was married to Suzanne Kennedy and had three children. Kennedy passed away in January 1997 at the age of 89.

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CAST: (feature film)

2.
 Unchained (1955) Sanders
3.
 I Died a Thousand Times (1955) Sheriff
4.
5.
 Red Planet Mars (1952) Commentator
6.
 Silver City Bonanza (1951) Monk Monroe
7.
 Canyon Raiders (1951) Hemingway
8.
 Nevada Badmen (1951) Jensen
9.
 Abilene Trail (1951) Colter
10.
 Two Lost Worlds (1950) Martin Shannon
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1943:
Starred in "Destination Tokyo"
1945:
Performed in "Escape In the Desert"
1945:
Featured in "The Royal Mounted Rides Again"
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Began a television newscaster career on WWJ and WDIV-TV in Detroit, MI
1952:
Star of "Your Hollywood Host"
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Worked at CLKW-TV in Windsor, Canada
1955:
Appeared in "Unchained"
1969:
Joined WKBD-TV in MI
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Worked on the weekly movie show "Bill Kennedy at the Movies"
1982:
Moved to Florida and continued to produce a weekly show at WKBD in Detroit
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wife:
Suzanne Kennedy. Survived him.

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sister:
Helen Kennedy. Survived him.
son:
Michael Kennedy. Survived him.
son:
Bartley Kennedy. Survived him.
daughter:
Patricia Kennedy. Survived him.
step-daughter:
Susan Kennedy. Survived him.
step-daughter:
Leslie King. Survived him.
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