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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:||Cast ... newscaster actor|
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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