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Paul Newman. Cary Grant. Kirk Douglas. Frank Sinatra. Leslie Nielsen. Bettie Davis. Clint Eastwood. John Wayne. Maggie Smith. Peter Ustinov. Carol Burnett. David Niven.
That’s pretty cool, of course, but having just finished his new book, Trust Me: A Memoir, I realize how lucky they were to have worked with him.
You can LISTEN to this interview with Academy Award-winning actor GEORGE KENNEDY, author of TRUST ME, by clicking the audio player above!
Now in his mid-80s, Kennedy has illustrated so many iconic roles – Joe Patroni in the Airport movies, Captain Ed Hocken in The Naked Gun movies, Bumper Morgan in “The Blue Knight” TV series– and, of course, he won Best Actor in a Supporting Role for playing “Dragline” in Cool Hand Luke in 1967 – so it’s going to be as hard for me to know where to start asking questions as it was for him to organize all of his stories in the book.
If you love a good Hollywood story, you’ll love reading Kennedy’s stories of shooting The Eiger Sanction with Eastwood or suffering the cheapness and meanness of John Derek on Bolero. He even explains how he came to appear as Ellen Barkin’s father in Another Happy Day, one this year’s hottest film festival indie releases.
Trust me: this is going to be a real treat.
George Kennedy Order Trust Me: A Memoir
GEORGE KENNEDY audio excerpt: “Ellen Barkin (who plays Kennedy’s daughter in the new film, Another Happy Day) is one of the wonders in life. She’s like Rocky Graziano in skirts.”
Bob Andelman is the host and producer of Mr. Media® Interviews. He is also the author or co-author of 12 books, including Mind Over Business with Ken Baum, The Consulate with Thomas R. Stutler, The Profiler with Pat Brown, Built From Scratch with the founders of The Home Depot, The Profit Zone with Adrian Slywotzky, Mean Business with Albert J. Dunlap, and Will Eisner: A Spirited Life. Click here to see Bob Andelman’s Amazon Central author page. He is a member in good standing of the American Society of Journalists and Authors (member page).