- Category : 1922-births
- Type : MGE
- Profile : 4/6 - Opportunistic / Role Model
- Definition : Split - Small (19)
- Incarnation Cross : RAX Rulership 1
American actor, screenwriter, novelist, and painter, who starred as the Irish-American newspaper editor Dion Patrick during the first season, 1957–1958, of NBC's western television series, The Californians. Set in the San Francisco, California, of the 1850s, Patrick in the story line works with the vigilantes to restore order from the unrest created by the miners, the Forty-Niners.
After his acting career ended, Kennedy adapted a novel into a screenplay for Stanley Kramer's 1977 film, The Domino Principle, which stars Gene Hackman as a convict who becomes an assassin. Kennedy wrote nine other screenplays. His oil paintings and watercolours have been displayed in the United States and Europe. In 1952, he was hailed in Paris as that city's most influential American painter.
Kennedy was married twice, and had three children. He died on 16 October 1997, aged 75, of a heart attack at home in Kent in Litchfield County in western Connecticut.