Jo Kennedy

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Jo Kennedy
Born (1962-08-05) 5 August 1962 (age 52)
Melbourne, Australia
Occupation Actress
Years active 1982-2003

Jo Kennedy (born 5 August 1962) is an Australian actress, film director and screenwriter. She won the Silver Bear for Best Actress at the 35th Berlin International Film Festival for her role in the film Wrong World.[1] To American audiences, she is best known for playing Jackie in the 1982 film Starstruck; even though the film never had a proper US release, it found a cult following on cable television. The film spawned a soundtrack album, which includes the hit single, "Body and Soul", sung by Kennedy. It was written (as "She Got Body She Got Soul") by Tim Finn of Split Enz.[2] The single made number five on the Australian Kent Music Report Singles Chart in May 1982.[3]

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  1. ^ "Berlinale: 1985 Prize Winners". Retrieved 2011-01-13. 
  2. ^ "'She Got Body She Got Soul' at APRA Search Engine". Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA). Retrieved 5 March 2012. 
  3. ^ Kent, David (March 1993). Australian Chart Book 1970–1992. St Ives, NSW: Australian Chart Book Ltd. ISBN 978-0-646-11917-5.  Note: Used for Australian Singles and Albums charting from 1974 until Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA) created their own charts in mid-1988. In 1992, Kent back calculated chart positions for 1970–1974.

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