Bill Kennedy

Actor, Newscaster
Bill Kennedy was an actor who had a successful Hollywood career. He began a television newscaster career on WWJ and WDIV-TV in Detroit, MI. In 1945, he performed in "Escape In the Desert." In 1969, he joined WKBD-TV in ... Read more »
Born: 06/27/1908

Filmography

Actor (14)

I Died a Thousand Times 1955 (Movie)

Sheriff (Actor)

Unchained 1955 (Movie)

Sanders (Actor)

Mr. Skeffington 1945 (Movie)

Thatcher (Actor)

A Southern Yankee (Movie)

Lt. Sheve (Actor)

Forgotten Women (Movie)

Bill Dunning (Actor)

Fun on a Weekend (Movie)

Bill Davis (Actor)

Gunslingers (Movie)

Ace Larabee (Actor)

Hollywood Canteen (Movie)

(Actor)

Make Your Own Bed (Movie)

FBI Man (Actor)

Northern Pursuit (Movie)

Mountie (Actor)

Peggy (Movie)

Reporter (Actor)

Rhapsody in Blue (Movie)

Herbert Stone (Actor)

The Bachelor's Daughters (Movie)

Mr. Stapp (Actor)

The Gangster (Movie)

Thug (Actor)

Biography

Bill Kennedy was an actor who had a successful Hollywood career. He began a television newscaster career on WWJ and WDIV-TV in Detroit, MI. In 1945, he performed in "Escape In the Desert." In 1969, he joined WKBD-TV in MI. In 1982, he moved to Florida and continued to produce a weekly show at WKBD in Detroit. Early on in his acting career, Kennedy landed roles in various films, including "Destination Tokyo" (1944), the Bette Davis drama "Mr. Skeffington" (1945) and "The Bachelor's Daughters" (1946). He also appeared in "Fun on a Weekend" (1947). His passion for acting continued to his roles in projects like the George Montgomery western "Belle Starr's Daughter" (1948), "I Wouldn't Be in Your Shoes" (1948) and "Forgotten Women" (1949). Nearing the end of his career, he tackled roles in the Don "Red" Barry western "I Shot Billy the Kid" (1950), the adaptation "Red Planet Mars" (1952) with Peter Graves and the crime adaptation "I Died a Thousand Times" (1955) with Jack Palance. Kennedy more recently acted in "Unchained" (1955). Kennedy was married to Suzanne Kennedy and had three children. Kennedy passed away in January 1997 at the age of 89.

Relationships

Suzanne Kennedy

Wife
survived him

Patricia Kennedy

Daughter
survived him

Bartley Kennedy

Son
survived him

Michael Kennedy

Son
survived him

Susan Kennedy

Step-Daughter
survived him

Helen Kennedy

Sister
survived him

Leslie King

Step-Daughter
survived him

Milestones

1982

Moved to Florida and continued to produce a weekly show at WKBD in Detroit

1968

Joined WKBD-TV in MI

1955

Appeared in "Unchained"

1952

Star of "Your Hollywood Host"

1944

Featured in "The Royal Mounted Rides Again"

1944

Performed in "Escape In the Desert"

1942

Starred in "Destination Tokyo"

Worked on the weekly movie show "Bill Kennedy at the Movies"

Began a television newscaster career on WWJ and WDIV-TV in Detroit, MI

Worked at CLKW-TV in Windsor, Canada

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