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Monday, February 29, 2016
Luke’s Dragline dies
George Kennedy, who won an Oscar for Best Supporting Actor in “Cool Hand Luke,” died Sunday in Boise, Idaho. He was 91.
He played a bear of a man who was sadistic chain gang prisoner Dragline.
My favorite scene is when Paul Newman (“Luke”) ate a zillion boiled eggs while Dragline egged him on admiringly. The photo above captures a pause in Luke's venture.
Kennedy had been in failing health since the death of his wife Joan about a year ago, and had been in hospice care for a month.
Kennedy’s film credits also included “The Dirty Dozen,” the “Airport” movies, “The Naked Gun” and the disaster film “Earthquake.”