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George Harris Kennedy Jr. (February 18, 1925- February 28, 2016) was an American actor. He won the Best Supporting Actor Oscar for his performance in Cool Hand Luke. Among his best-remembered roles are Joe Patroni in the Airport series and Captain Ed Hocken in the Naked Gun movies.

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  • What Could Have Been: He was offered the part of Steve McCroskey in Airplane!. According to Jerry Zucker, Kennedy wanted to do the film but was reluctant to "kill off his Airport cash-cow". The part of McCroskey went to Lloyd Bridges and Kennedy eventually got to work with the Zucker-Abrahams-Zucker team on the Naked Gun films.

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