George Kennedy

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George Kennedy
George Kennedy 1975.JPG
Publicity photo of George Kennedy, 1975
Born George Harris Kennedy, Jr.
(1925-02-18)February 18, 1925
New York City, New York, U.S.
Died February 28, 2016(2016-02-28) (aged 91)
Middleton, Idaho, U.S.
Cause of death Heart disease[1]
Education Chaminade High School, Mineola, New York, U.S.
Alma mater Tarleton State University, Stephenville, Texas, U.S.
Occupation Actor
Years active 1960–2014
Home town New York City, New York, U.S.
Spouse(s) Dorothy Gillooly (m. 1946–1959; divorced)
Norma Wurman (m. 1959–1971; divorced)
Norma Wurman (m. 1973–1978; divorced)
Joan McCarthy (m. 1978–2015; her death)
Children 6
Military career
Allegiance  United States of America
Service/branch  United States Army
Rank Private First Class[2]

George Harris Kennedy, Jr.[3] (February 18, 1925 – February 28, 2016) was an American actor who appeared in more than 200 film and television productions. He is best remembered for portraying "Dragline" opposite Paul Newman in Cool Hand Luke (1967), for which he won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor and was nominated for the corresponding Golden Globe. He received a second Golden Globe nomination for portraying Joe Patroni in Airport (1970).

Kennedy was the only actor to appear in all four films in the Airport series, having reprised the role of Joe Patroni three times. He was also widely recognized as Police Captain Ed Hocken in the Naked Gun series of comedy films and corrupt oil tycoon Carter McKay on the original Dallas television series.

Early life[edit]

Kennedy was born on February 18, 1925, in New York City,[3] into a show business family. His father, George Harris Kennedy, a musician and orchestra leader, died when Kennedy was four years old.[4] He was raised by his mother, Helen A. (née Kieselbach), a ballet dancer.[3][5] His maternal grandfather was a German immigrant; his ancestry also included Irish and English.[3]

Kennedy made his stage debut at age two in a touring company of Bringing Up Father, and by seven was a New York City radio DJ.[6] Joining the U.S. military during World War II, he spent 16 years in that career until the late 1950s, when a back injury prompted him to find other work. He reached a rank of captain.[4][6][7] His first notable screen role was a military advisor on the TV sitcom The Phil Silvers Show,[6] where he served as a technical adviser, a role which Kennedy later described as "a great training ground".[8]

Career[edit]

Promotional photo of Kennedy for the TV series Sarge, 1971

His film career began in 1961 in The Little Shepherd of Kingdom Come. He appeared in several Hollywood movies, including Charade (1963), Strait-Jacket (1964), ed the character "Blodgett" in a 1966 episode "Return to Lawrence" of the ABC western series The Legend of Jesse James. Then came the role for which he won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor in Cool Hand Luke (1967), that of "Dragline", a chain-gang convict who at first resents the new prisoner in camp played by Paul Newman, then comes to idolize the rebellious Luke.

Kennedy followed this role with films such as The Dirty Dozen, Bandolero!, and The Boston Strangler. In 1970, he appeared in the Academy Award-winning disaster film Airport, in which he played one of its main characters, airline troubleshooter Joe Patroni. He reprised this role in Airport 1975, Airport '77, and The Concorde ... Airport '79.

The Airport franchise helped inspire the Zucker, Abrahams, and Zucker satire Airplane!, in which the filmmakers hoped to cast Kennedy as the bumbling plane dispatcher. The role went to Lloyd Bridges, because Kennedy "couldn’t kill off his Airport cash-cow", Jerry Zucker said in 2010.[9]

Kennedy co-starred with Clint Eastwood in two films, Thunderbolt and Lightfoot and The Eiger Sanction, and with ensemble casts in the disaster film Earthquake and the Agatha Christie mystery Death on the Nile.

Kennedy as Bumper Morgan in The Blue Knight, 1976

In 1984, Kennedy starred opposite Bo Derek in the box-office bomb Bolero. He made other minor films including Savage Dawn, The Delta Force, and Creepshow 2, before playing a role in the comedy film The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad! in 1988, playing Captain Ed Hocken opposite Leslie Nielsen's comical cop Frank Drebin. There were two sequels in which Kennedy co-starred.

On television, Kennedy starred as Carter McKay in the CBS prime time serial Dallas (1978–1991), appearing from 1988 to 1991. From the mid- to late-1990s, he promoted Breathasure tablets in radio and television commercials.[10][11] Around this time, he reprised his role as McKay in the television films Dallas: J.R. Returns and Dallas: War of the Ewings. In the late 1970s, Kennedy also appeared as a celebrity guest on the television game show Match Game.

In 1998, he voiced Brick Bazooka for the film Small Soldiers. He then made several independent films, before making a 2003 comeback to television in the soap opera The Young and the Restless, playing the character Albert Miller, the biological father to legendary character Victor Newman. In 2005, he made a cameo appearance in the film Don't Come Knocking, playing the director of an ill-fated western.

Kennedy made his final film appearance in The Gambler (2014) as Ed, the dying grandfather of Mark Wahlberg's Jim Bennett. His role lasts for less than two minutes during the film's opening scene, wherein Ed (moments before his death) bequeaths the responsibilities of patriarch to a heartbroken Jim.

Honors[edit]

The hand prints of Kennedy in front of The Great Movie Ride at Walt Disney World's Disney's Hollywood Studios theme park.

For his contributions to motion pictures, Kennedy received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, at 6352 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California.[12]

Writing career[edit]

Kennedy wrote three books.[13] In 1983, he wrote the murder mystery Murder On Location, set on a film shoot. A second novel, Murder on High, was released in 1984. In 2011, he wrote his autobiography, Trust Me.[13]

Personal life[edit]

Marriages and children[edit]

Kennedy was married four times, to three woman.[14] In the 1940s, he married Dorothy Gillooly (1926-2012), who had served in the Women's Army Corps.[14] They had one son, Kevin Kennedy, before being divorced in the 1950s; Dorothy returned to her hometown, Buffalo, NY, and raised her son there. In 1959, Kennedy married Norma Wurman,[14] also known as Revel Wurman (1929-2007).[15] The couple had two children, a son Christopher and a daughter Karianna. Kennedy and Norma were divorced for the first time in 1971, got remarried in 1973, and were divorced for a second and final time in 1978.[14] That same year (1978), Kennedy married Joan McCarthy (nee Castagna),[1] daughter of John Castagna and former wife of William James McCarthy. They remained married until her death in September 2015.[12][16] The couple adopted three children, including Betty Kennedy (later an actress) and Shaunna Kennedy, who developed drug-abuse problems. In 1998, after Shaunna was declared unfit to raise her daughter Taylor, Kennedy and Joan adopted that grandchild also.[17]

Interests[edit]

Kennedy was an aviator who enjoyed flying, and owned a Cessna 210 and Beechcraft Bonanza.[18]

Death[edit]

Kennedy resided in Eagle, Idaho, at the time of his death. He died on the morning of Sunday, February 28, 2016, of a heart ailment[1] at an assisted living facility in Middleton, Idaho, at the age of 91.[16] He had a history of heart disease.[12][16] He had also been much affected by the death of Joan, his third wife, less than six months previously.

At the time of his death, Kennedy was the oldest living Oscar winner in the Best Supporting Actor category. Coincidentally, he died the day of the 88th Academy Awards ceremony.

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1961 The Little Shepherd of Kingdom Come Nathan Dillon CinemaScope film directed by Andrew V. McLaglen.[19]
1962 Lonely Are the Brave Deputy Sheriff Gutierrez Film adaptation of the Edward Abbey novel The Brave Cowboy, and directed by David Miller.[20]
1963 The Man from the Diner's Club George Comedy film directed by Frank Tashlin.[21]
Charade Herman Scobie Romantic comedy/mystery film directed by Stanley Donen.[22]
1964 McHale's Navy Henri Le Clerc Based on the 1962–1966 black and white television sitcom of the same name, and directed by Edward Montagne.[23]
Island of the Blue Dolphins Aleut Captain Drama film directed by James B. Clark.[24]
Strait-Jacket Leo Krause Thriller film directed and co-produced by William Castle.[25]
Hush… Hush, Sweet Charlotte Foreman Psychological thriller film directed and produced by Robert Aldrich.[26]
1965 Mirage Willard Thriller film directed by Edward Dmytryk, and based on the novel Fallen Angel written by Howard Fast under the pseudonym Walter Ericson.[27]
In Harm's Way Colonel Gregory Epic war film produced and directed by Otto Preminger.[28]
The Flight of the Phoenix Mike Bellamy Drama film produced & directed by Robert Aldrich[29] and based on the 1964 novel The Flight of the Phoenix by Elleston Trevor.
Shenandoah Colonel Fairchild American Civil War film directed by Andrew V. McLaglen.[30]
The Sons of Katie Elder Curley Western film directed by Henry Hathaway.[31]
1967 The Dirty Dozen Major Max Armbruster American war film directed by Robert Aldrich.[32]
Hurry Sundown Sheriff Coombs Drama film produced and directed by Otto Preminger.[33]
Cool Hand Luke Dragline Prison drama film directed by Stuart Rosenberg.[34]
The Ballad of Josie Arch Ogden Comedy western film directed by Andrew V. McLaglen.[35]
1968 The Pink Jungle Sammy Ryderbeit Thriller film directed by Delbert Mann.[36]
The Boston Strangler Phil DiNatale Neo-noir film based on the true story of the Boston Strangler and the book by Gerold Frank, and directed by Richard Fleischer.[37]
Bandolero! Sheriff Johnson Western directed by Andrew V. McLaglen.[38]
1969 The Good Guys and the Bad Guys Big John McKay Western film directed by Burt Kennedy.[39]
Gaily, Gaily Johanson
Guns of the Magnificent Seven Chris Adams
1970 ...tick...tick...tick... John Little Crime drama directed by Ralph Nelson.[42]
Airport Joe Patroni Drama film directed and written by George Seaton,[43] and based on Arthur Hailey's 1968 novel of the same name.
Zig Zag Paul R. Cameron
Dirty Dingus Magee Herkimer "Hoke" Birdsill Anti-western film directed and produced by Burt Kennedy.[45]
1971 Fools' Parade Dallas "Doc" Council
1973 Lost Horizon Sam Cornelius Musical film directed by Charles Jarrott.[48]
Cahill U.S. Marshal Abe Fraser Western film directed by Andrew V. McLaglen.[49]
1974 Thunderbolt and Lightfoot Red Leary Crime film written and directed by Michael Cimino.[50]
Airport 1975 Joe Patroni Air disaster film, and the first sequel to the successful 1970 film, Airport, and directed by Jack Smight.[51]
Earthquake Sergeant Lew Slade Ensemble disaster film directed and produced by Mark Robson.[52]
1975 The Eiger Sanction Ben Bowman Action-thriller film, based on the novel of the same name by Trevanian[N 1], and directed by and starring Clint Eastwood.[53]
The "Human" Factor John Kinsdale Drama film directed by Edward Dmytryk.[54][55]
1977 Airport '77 Joe Patroni Air disaster film and the third film of the Airport franchise, and directed by Jerry Jameson.[56]
Ningen no shōmei Ken Shuftan
1978 Mean Dog Blues Captain Omar Kinsman Drama film directed by Mel Stuart.[58]
Brass Target General George S. Patton Post-war suspense film based on the novel The Algonquin Project by Frederick Nolan, and directed by John Hough.[59]
Death on the Nile Andrew Pennington British film based on the Agatha Christie mystery novel of the same name, directed by John Guillermin, and adapted by Anthony Shaffer.[60]
1979 Steel Big Lew Cassidy Drama film directed by Steve Carver.[61]
The Concorde ... Airport '79 Captain Joe Patroni
  • Air disaster film directed by David Lowell Rich.[62]
  • Also known as Airport '80: The Concorde in the United Kingdom.
Search and Destroy Anthony Fusqua Action-thriller film directed by William Fruet.[63]
The Double McGuffin Chief Talasek Drama film written and directed by Joe Camp.[64]
1980 Virus Admiral Conway
Death Ship Ashland British-Canadian horror film directed by Alvin Rakoff.[66]
1981 Just Before Dawn Roy McLean
Modern Romance Himself; Zoron Comedy film directed by and starring Albert Brooks.[68]
1982 Wacko Mr. Doctor Graves Horror-parody film directed by Greydon Clark.[69]
The Jupiter Menace Himself A documentary [sic], that examines the theory that the world is doomed, and that nothing can be done about it.[70]
1984 Chattanooga Choo Choo Bert Comedy film directed by Bruce Bilson.[71]
Bolero Cotton Romantic drama film written and directed by John Derek.[72]
1985 Radioactive Dreams Spade Chandler Post-apocalyptic science fiction-comedy film directed by Albert Pyun.[73]
Savage Dawn Tick Rand Action-drama film directed by Simon Nuchtern.[74]
1986 The Delta Force Father O'Malley Action-thriller film directed by Menahem Golan.[75]
1987 Creepshow 2 Ray Spruce Live-action/animated horror comedy anthology film directed by Michael Gornick.[76]
The Gunfighters Deke Turner Western film directed by Clay Borris.[77]
1988 Born to Race Vincent Duplain
Uninvited Mike Harvey
Counterforce Vince Colby
The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad! Captain Ed Hocken This film marked the start of the Naked Gun franchise born out of the cancellation of Police Squad!.
Demonwarp Bill Crafton
1989 The Terror Within Hal
1990 Brain Dead Vance
Hired to Kill Thomas
1991 Intensive Care Dr. Bruckner
Driving Me Crazy John McCready
The Naked Gun 2½: The Smell of Fear Captain Ed Hocken
1992 Final Shot: The Hank Gathers Story Father Dave
1994 Naked Gun 33⅓: The Final Insult Captain Ed Hocken
1997 Cats Don't Dance L.B. Mammoth Voice
1998 Small Soldiers Brick Bazooka Voice
Dennis the Menace Strikes Again Grandpa Johnson
2005 Don't Come Knocking Director
2007 Sands of Oblivion John Tevis
2008 The Man Who Came Back Judge Duke
2011 Another Happy Day Joe
2014 The Gambler Ed

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1956–1959 The Phil Silvers Show MP Sergeant Kennedy 14 episodes
1959 Cheyenne Lee Nelson Episode: "Prisoner of Moon Mesa"
Colt .45 Hank Episode: "The Rival Gun"
The Deputy Tex Episode: "The Big Four"
Sugarfoot Sykes Episode: "The Canary Kid, Inc."
1960 Gunsmoke Emil Episode: "The Blacksmith"
Peter Gunn Karl Episode: "The Crossbow"
Sugarfoot Ross Kuhn Episode: "Funeral at Forty Mile"
Shotgun Slade Tex Episode: "The Spanish Box"
Laramie Gallagher Henchman Episode: "Duel at Alta Mesa"
Maverick Deputy Jones Episode: "Hadley's Hunters"
Lawman Burt Episode: "To Capture the West"
Have Gun – Will Travel Tarnitzer Episode: "The Legacy"
Lieutenant John Bryson Episode: "A Head of Hair"
1961 Bat Masterson Sheriff Zeke Armitage Episode: "The Fourth Man"
Have Gun – Will Travel Preston Episode: "The Road"
Deke Episode: "The Vigil"
Rud Saxon Episode: "A Proof of Life"
Brother Grace Episode: "Squatter's Rights"
Gunsmoke Pat Swooner Episode: "Big Man"
The Untouchables Birdie Episode: "The King of Champagne"
Gunslinger Sheriff Episode: "The Buried People"
Bonanza Peter Long Episode: "The Infernal Machine"
Gunsmoke Jake Bayloe Episode: "Kitty Shot"
1962 The Tall Man Hyram Killgore Episode: "One for All"
Rawhide George Wales Episode: "The Peddler"
Gunsmoke Hug Episode: "The Boys"
Have Gun – Will Travel Big John Episode: "Don't Shoot the Piano Player"
Going My Way Mike Episode: "A Man for Mary"
Death Valley Days Steamboat Sully Episode: "Miracle at Whiskey Gulch"
Outlaws Joe Ferris Episode: "Farewell Performance"
1963 The Andy Griffith Show State Police Detective Episode: "The Big House"
Have Gun – Will Travel Brother Grace Episode: "The Eve of St. Elmo"
Dr. Kildare Joe Cramer Episode: "To Each His Own Prison"
Perry Mason George Spangler Episode: "The Case of the Greek Goddess"
The Travels of Jaimie McPheeters Angus Episode: "The Day of the Long Night"
1963–1964 McHale's Navy Big Frenchy Episodes: "French Leave for McHale", "The Return of Big Frenchy"
1964 Gunsmoke Cyrus Episode: "Crooked Mile"
Bonanza Waldo Episode: "The Scapegoat"
The Virginian Jack Marshman Episode: "A Gallows for Sam Horn"
Gunsmoke Warden Stryker Episode: "The Warden"
1965 Daniel Boone Zach Morgan Episode: "A Rope for Mingo"
Laredo Jess Moran Episode: "Pride of the Rangers"
The Virginian Tom "Bear" Suchette Episode: "Nobility of Kings"
A Man Called Shenandoah Mitchell Canady Episode: "A Special Talent for Killing"
1966 Gunsmoke Ben Payson Episode: "Harvest"
The Legend of Jesse James Blodgett Episode: "Return to Lawrence"
Dr. Kildare Sergeant Hensley Episodes: "Mercy or Murder", "Strange Sort of Accident"
The Virginian Huck Harkness Episode: "The Trail to Ashley Mountain"
The Big Valley Jack Thatcher Episode: "Barbary Red"
1967 Tarzan Crandell Episode: "Thief Catcher"
1971 Ironside Father Samuel Cavanaugh
  • Episode: "The Priest Killer"
  • This was the pilot for the Sarge TV series.
  • It aired the week before the first episode of Sarge.
Sarge Father Samuel Patrick "Sarge" Cavanaugh (Swanson) 16 episodes
1975 The Blue Knight Bumper Morgan 24 episodes
1979 Backstairs at the White House President Warren G. Harding Episode: #1.2
1981 Saturday Night Live Himself/Host Episode: "George Kennedy/Miles Davis"
1983 Fantasy Island Adam Cobb Episode: "God Child/Curtain Call"
1988–1991 Dallas Carter McKay 67 episodes
1994 Lonesome Dove Judge J.T. "Rope" Calder Episode: "Judgement Day"
1995 The Gambler Part III: The Legend Continues General Nelson Miles Television miniseries
1996 Wings Himself Episode: "What About Larry?"
The Real Adventures of Jonny Quest General Axton Episode: "DNA Doomsday"
Dallas: J.R. Returns Carter McKay Television film
1998 Dallas: War of the Ewings Carter McKay Television film
2003 The Young and the Restless Albert Miller Episodes: #1.7762, #1.7763, #1.7764
2010 Albert Miller (ghost) Episode: #1.9553

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Category Award Work Role Result ref
1968 Academy Award Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor Cool Hand Luke Dragline Won [4]
Laurel Award Male Supporting Performance Won [78]
Golden Globe Award Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor – Motion Picture Nominated [79]
1971 Golden Globe Award Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor – Motion Picture Airport Joe Patroni Nominated [80]
Laurel Award Male Supporting Performance Nominated [81]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

Notes
  1. ^ Trevanian is a pseudonym used by the American author Dr. Rodney William Whitaker.
Citations
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  2. ^ "Famous Veteran: Robert Duvall", Military.com - Veteran Employment Center. Retrieved 2015-12-13
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  4. ^ a b c Miami Herald Staff (February 29, 2016). "George Kennedy, actor in ‘Cool Hand Luke,’ ‘Airport,’ dies at 91". Miami Herald. The McClatchy Company. Retrieved February 29, 2016. 
  5. ^ "George Kennedy Biography (1926– )". FilmReference.com. Archived from the original on October 22, 2015. Retrieved July 24, 2014.  Note: Source gives birth date as February 18, 1926.
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  7. ^ "Tough-Guy Journeyman Actor George Kennedy Dies at 91". Wall Street Journal. February 29, 2016. Retrieved March 1, 2016. 
  8. ^ McLellan, Dennis (February 29, 2016). "George Kennedy dies at 91; Oscar-winning 'Cool Hand Luke,' 'Airport' actor". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved March 1, 2016. 
  9. ^ Patterson, John (August 22, 2010). "Airplane at 30! The ride of their lives". The Guardian (UK). Archived from the original on March 7, 2014. 
  10. ^ Robinson-Jacob, Karen (February 19, 2001). "BreathAsure: From Bootstraps to Bankruptcy Court". LA Times. Retrieved March 1, 2016. 
  11. ^ Kirka, Danica (July 4, 1995). "Founders of Breath Asure Savor Sweet Smell of Success : Marketing: Heavy advertising featuring actor George Kennedy helps L.A. County firm's sales rocket upward". LA Times. 
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  13. ^ a b Mallory, Carole (May 14, 2012). "Review: 'Trust Me' by George Kennedy". The Huffington Post. Archived from the original on May 17, 2012. Retrieved February 29, 2016. 
  14. ^ a b c d Dagan, Carmel (February 29, 2016). "‘Airport’ Star George Kennedy Dies at 91". Variety. Retrieved February 29, 2016. 
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  16. ^ a b c Sowell, John (February 29, 2016). "Actor George Kennedy dies in Middleton at age 91". Idaho Statesman. Archived from the original on February 29, 2016. Retrieved February 29, 2016. 
  17. ^ Bahr, Lindsay (February 29, 2016). "Tough-guy journeyman actor George Kennedy dies at 91". Idaho Statesman. Associated Press. Archived from the original on February 29, 2016. Retrieved February 29, 2016. 
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  19. ^ "The Little Shepherd of Kingdom Come". Turner Classic Movies. Retrieved February 29, 2016. 
  20. ^ "Lonely Are the Brave". Turner Classic Movies. Retrieved February 29, 2016. 
  21. ^ "The Man from the Diner's Club". Turner Classic Movies. Retrieved February 29, 2016. 
  22. ^ "Charade". Turner Classic Movies. Retrieved February 29, 2016. 
  23. ^ "McHale's Navy". Turner Classic Movies. Retrieved February 29, 2016. 
  24. ^ "Island of the Blue Dolphins". Turner Classic Movies. Retrieved February 29, 2016. 
  25. ^ "Strait-Jacket". Turner Classic Movies. Retrieved February 29, 2016. 
  26. ^ "Hush… Hush, Sweet Charlotte". Turner Classic Movies. Retrieved February 29, 2016. 
  27. ^ "Mirage". Turner Classic Movies. Retrieved February 29, 2016. 
  28. ^ "In Harm's Way". Turner Classic Movies. Retrieved February 29, 2016. 
  29. ^ "The Flight of the Phoenix". Turner Classic Movies. Retrieved February 29, 2016. 
  30. ^ "Shenandoah". Turner Classic Movies. Retrieved February 29, 2016. 
  31. ^ "The Sons of Katie Elder". Turner Classic Movies. Retrieved February 29, 2016. 
  32. ^ "The Dirty Dozen". Turner Classic Movies. Retrieved February 29, 2016. 
  33. ^ "Hurry Sundown". Turner Classic Movies. Retrieved February 29, 2016. 
  34. ^ "Cool Hand Luke". Turner Classic Movies. Retrieved February 29, 2016. 
  35. ^ "The Ballad of Josie". Turner Classic Movies. Retrieved February 29, 2016. 
  36. ^ "The Pink Jungle". Turner Classic Movies. Retrieved February 29, 2016. 
  37. ^ "The Boston Strangler". Turner Classic Movies. Retrieved February 29, 2016. 
  38. ^ "Bandolero!". Turner Classic Movies. Retrieved February 29, 2016. 
  39. ^ "The Good Guys and the Bad Guys". Turner Classic Movies. Retrieved February 29, 2016. 
  40. ^ "Gaily, Gaily". Turner Classic Movies. Retrieved February 29, 2016. 
  41. ^ "Guns of the Magnificent Seven". Turner Classic Movies. Retrieved February 29, 2016. 
  42. ^ "...tick...tick...tick...". Turner Classic Movies. Retrieved February 29, 2016. 
  43. ^ "Airport". Turner Classic Movies. Retrieved February 29, 2016. 
  44. ^ "Zig Zag". Turner Classic Movies. Retrieved February 29, 2016. 
  45. ^ "Dirty Dingus Magee". Turner Classic Movies. Retrieved February 29, 2016. 
  46. ^ "Fools' Parade". Turner Classic Movies. Retrieved March 1, 2016. 
  47. ^ "Fools' Parade". Radio Times. Immediate Media Company. Retrieved March 1, 2016. 
  48. ^ "Lost Horizon". Turner Classic Movies. Retrieved March 1, 2016. 
  49. ^ "Cahill U.S. Marshal". Turner Classic Movies. Retrieved March 1, 2016. 
  50. ^ "Thunderbolt and Lightfoot". Turner Classic Movies. Retrieved March 1, 2016. 
  51. ^ "Airport 1975". Turner Classic Movies. Retrieved March 1, 2016. 
  52. ^ "Earthquake". Turner Classic Movies. Retrieved March 1, 2016. 
  53. ^ "The Eiger Sanction". Turner Classic Movies. Retrieved March 1, 2016. 
  54. ^ "Factor". Turner Classic Movies. Retrieved March 1, 2016. 
  55. ^ Segaloff, Nat (2013). Final Cuts: The Last Films of 50 Great Directors. Bear Manor Media. pp. 85–89. ISBN 1593932332. 
  56. ^ "Airport '77". Turner Classic Movies. Retrieved March 1, 2016. 
  57. ^ "Proof of the Man". Turner Classic Movies. Retrieved March 1, 2016. 
  58. ^ "Mean Dog Blues". Turner Classic Movies. Retrieved March 1, 2016. 
  59. ^ "Brass Target". Turner Classic Movies. Retrieved March 1, 2016. 
  60. ^ "Death on the Nile". Turner Classic Movies. Retrieved March 1, 2016. 
  61. ^ "Steel". Turner Classic Movies. Retrieved March 1, 2016. 
  62. ^ "The Concorde ... Airport '79". Turner Classic Movies. Retrieved March 1, 2016. 
  63. ^ "Search and Destroy". Turner Classic Movies. Retrieved March 1, 2016. 
  64. ^ "The Double McGuffiny". Turner Classic Movies. Retrieved March 1, 2016. 
  65. ^ "Virus". Turner Classic Movies. Retrieved March 2, 2016. 
  66. ^ "Death Ship". Turner Classic Movies. Retrieved March 2, 2016. 
  67. ^ "Just Before Dawn". Turner Classic Movies. Retrieved March 2, 2016. 
  68. ^ "Modern Romance". Turner Classic Movies. Retrieved March 2, 2016. 
  69. ^ "Wacko". Turner Classic Movies. Retrieved March 2, 2016. 
  70. ^ "The Jupiter Menace". Turner Classic Movies. Retrieved March 1, 2016. 
  71. ^ "Chattanooga". Turner Classic Movies. Retrieved March 2, 2016. 
  72. ^ "Bolero". Turner Classic Movies. Retrieved March 2, 2016. 
  73. ^ "Radioactive Dreams". Turner Classic Movies. Retrieved March 2, 2016. 
  74. ^ "Savage Dawn". Turner Classic Movies. Retrieved March 2, 2016. 
  75. ^ "The Delta Force". Turner Classic Movies. Retrieved March 2, 2016. 
  76. ^ "Creepshow 2". Turner Classic Movies. Retrieved March 2, 2016. 
  77. ^ "The Gunfighters". Turner Classic Movies. Retrieved March 2, 2016. 
  78. ^ "Cool Hand Luke (1967)". Turner Classic Movies. Retrieved March 1, 2016. 
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