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King Kennedy
(December 1, 1903 - November 1, 1974) U.S.A.

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Actor, playwright


Born James Darius Kennedy, Jr. in Kokomo, Indiana, King Kennedy worked as an assistant first to Louella Parsons, then later to Hedda Hopper (both Parsons and Hopper were the leading Hollywood gossip columnists of their day).

In 1939 he married Louella's lesbian daughter Harriet in a "cover" marriage orchestrated by Parsons. They divorced in 1946.

He starred in such movies as "Higher and Higher" (1944), "Seven Days Leave" (1942), and "On Probation" (1935). He died of heart ailment complications and cancer in Los Angeles.


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