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Also Known As: Z. X. Jones Died: February 15, 2001
Born: September 3, 1922 Cause of Death: cancer
Birth Place: Muskegon, Michigan, USA Profession: Director ... director screenwriter radio writer


Coming to film from radio Westerns, Kennedy penned "Seven Men from Now" (1956), the first of four collaborations with director Budd Boetticher and the first of three with producer-director Andrew V. McLaglen. Moving from the typewriter to the director's chair by the early 1960s, Kennedy continued for a time creating lean, leathery B's and TV Westerns. He also received acclaim for his gritty WWII action drama, "Combat" (ABC, 1962-67).

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