George Kennedy won an Oscar for his role in the 1967 classicCool Hand Luke, has died at the age of 91.
Kennedy played the role of chain-going boss Dragline.
The film received four Academy Award nominations and Kennedy was named Best Supporting Actor.
“He carved out a niche as one of Hollywood’s most recognizable supporting actors.” Sky News reported.
He had a part in the 1970 hit film Airport, and appeared in several sequels.
Kennedy turned to comedy in the 1980s and 1990s, the most memorable being the three naked Gun films.
Among his later credits was a small role in Win Wander’s 2005 film, Don’t Come Knocking, and his last on-screen role was in the 2014 remake of The Gambler, starring Mark Wahlberg