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Graham Kennedy est un Acteur Australien né le 15 février 1934 à Melbourne (Australie)

Graham Kennedy

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Nom de naissance Graham Cyril Kennedy
Nationalité Australie
Naissance 15 février 1934 à Melbourne (Australie)
Mort 25 mai 2005 (à 71 ans) à Bowral (Australie)

Graham Cyril Kennedy AO (15 February 1934 – 25 May 2005) was an Australian entertainer and variety performer, as well as a personality and star of radio, theatre, television and film. He was often called "Gra Gra" (pronounced "gray-gray"). Honoured with the national Order of Australia medal and a six time recipient of the Gold Logie, including the Logie Hall of Fame award, as well as having won the Star of the Year Award in 1959, generally thought of as a fore-runner to the Logies. He is the most awarded star of Australian television. He was often referred to as "The King" or the "King of Australian television".

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Being a period of that era of the 1950's I think being gay must have been pretty harsh for Graham. I can imagine...everybody knew, nobody cared, but I think it was such a time when you didn't talk about issues that were personal, and I think that made him much more secretive and reclusive, and I think that was probably quite a tough thing for him... — Susan Gaye Anderson
Kennedy's homosexuality was considered an open secret to many in the Australian entertainment industry, although Kennedy himself never publicly acknowledged that he was gay.

In the 1960s Bob Dyer described him as "probably the loneliest young man in Australia."

In 1973 Melbourne newspapers reported that Kennedy was engaged to 28-year-old Australian singer Lana Cantrell (born 7 August 1943), who became a successful New York lawyer.

Many years later, Kennedy wrote to a newspaper that a photographer, taking pictures of Miss Cantrell and him leaving a restaurant together asked if he could "hint at a romance". The following Sunday a poster proclaimed "GRAHAM AND LANA TO WED". His former housekeeper, Mrs Devona Fox, in the 2009 television documentary The Real Graham Kennedy, produced by Bob Phillips, one of the producers from Kennedy's breakthrough Channel 9 program In Melbourne Tonight, is quoted as saying:


Graham always told me right early on that he would never get married. He told me that his life was devastated when his parents split up, and he said straight out, "Mrs Fox, I'll never get married", so I never expected anything more of him than what did happen. Even when Lana Cantrell came into the scene I was puzzled and I did say to him why all this, and of course we all know it was good publicity. Lana came to the house and I had to go up, and have it all cleaned, ready for her and her party to come one Sunday night. And then on the Monday night, this great big announcement was going to be made that he was supposed to be engaged to Lana Cantrell. well the ratings went through the roof...
In his 2006 book King and I: My Life With Graham Kennedy broadcaster Rob Astbury stated that he and Kennedy had been lovers. Kennedy is portrayed as homosexual in the 2007 biopic The King.

He was a freemason.

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Filmographie de Graham Kennedy (9 films)

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Travelling North, 1h36
Réalisé par Carl Schultz
Origine Australie
Genres Drame, Comédie, Comédie dramatique
Thèmes La mer, Théâtre, Transport, Adaptation d'une pièce de théâtre
Acteurs Leo McKern, Julia Blake, Graham Kennedy, Drew Forsythe, Diane Craig
Rôle Freddie
Note68% 3.4312553.4312553.4312553.4312553.431255
Frank et Frances, tous deux dans la cinquantaine, se sont mariés sur le tard. Ils décident de quitter Melbourne pour s'installer à la campagne, dans le nord du Queensland. C'est l'occasion de revenir sur leurs vies mouvementées.
La Déchirure, 2h18
Réalisé par Roland Joffé
Origine Royaume-uni
Genres Drame, Guerre, Biographie, Historique
Thèmes Film sur un écrivain, Journalisme, Politique, Politique
Acteurs Sam Waterston, John Malkovich, Haing S. Ngor, Julian Sands, Craig T. Nelson, Spalding Gray
Rôle Dougal
Note77% 3.8982053.8982053.8982053.8982053.898205
À l'heure où le conflit américano-vietnamien déborde sur le territoire du Cambodge, Sydney Schanberg, un journaliste américain au New York Times, est un des rares reporters à être encore dans le pays au moment de la prise de Phnom Penh par les Khmers rouges. Il fait équipe avec Jon Swain, journaliste britannique au Sunday Times et le photographe américain Al Rockoff. Les quatre reporters sont arrêtés en sortant d’un hôpital. Seule l'intervention de son assistant cambodgien Dith Pran leur sauve la vie. Les quatre hommes se réfugient à l'ambassade de France, mais alors que Schanberg parvient à regagner in extremis les États-Unis, Pran est déporté comme ses compatriotes dans un camp de travail. Le journaliste américain va faire tout son possible pour retrouver Pran.
The Return of Captain Invincible, 1h36
Réalisé par Philippe Mora
Genres Science-fiction, Comédie, Fantasy, Action, Musical
Thèmes Super-héros, Musique
Acteurs Alan Arkin, Christopher Lee, Bill Hunter, Kate Fitzpatrick, Michael Pate, Graham Kennedy
Rôle Prime Minister
Note55% 2.7598052.7598052.7598052.7598052.759805
The plot involves the Captain America/Superman inspired super-hero called "Captain Invincible" (also known as "Legend in Leotards", "The Caped Contender", and "Man of Magnet") who is active during World War II and afterwards. Once a popular hero to all Americans, he is forced into retirement by McCarthy-style government persecution in the 1950s.
The Club
The Club (1980)
, 1h36
Réalisé par Bruce Beresford
Genres Drame, Comédie
Thèmes Sport, Adaptation d'une pièce de théâtre
Acteurs Jack Thompson, John Howard, Graham Kennedy, Frank Wilson
Rôle Ted Parker
Note68% 3.440313.440313.440313.440313.44031
The club pay a high price for Tasmanian recruit, Geoff Hayward (Howard). Geoff does not play well initially, infuriating the dedicated coach, Laurie Holden (Thompson). With the club playing so badly, Laurie's coaching days look to be over soon.
The Odd Angry Shot, 1h32
Genres Guerre, Comédie, Action
Thèmes Politique
Acteurs Graham Kennedy, Bryan Brown, John Hargreaves, John Jarratt, Graeme Blundell, Richard Moir
Rôle Harry
Note65% 3.2939553.2939553.2939553.2939553.293955
Bill, a young new recruit in the Australian Special Air Service, arrives for his year-long tour of duty in Vietnam. Other members of his section include Harry, the section's Corporal and the oldest and most worldly-wise of the group, along with Bung, Rogers, Dawson and Scott. The close-knit group cope with their circumstances with a mixture of humour, cheek, practical jokes and copious quantities of beer. Harry has an ongoing verbal feud with the company cook over the questionable quality of the food. During the first weeks of their stay in Vietnam, their biggest enemies are mud, boredom, tinea and the never-ending torrential rains. However the real war strikes suddenly one night when an enemy mortar barrage hits their camp claiming a number of casualties. The section's first operation takes place shortly afterwards; a short sharp engagement in the dense jungle, which leaves Scott mortally wounded and one wounded Viet Cong who escapes. This encounter sets the tone for the remainder of their tour. Long, exhausting patrols which are periodically interrupted by short savage encounters with either the enemy, mines or booby-traps.
Don's Party, 1h30
Réalisé par Bruce Beresford
Genres Comédie
Thèmes Politique, Adaptation d'une pièce de théâtre
Acteurs Ray Barrett, Candida (Candy) Raymond, Pat Bishop, Graeme Blundell, Jeanie Drynan, John Hargreaves
Rôle Mack
Note67% 3.3902553.3902553.3902553.3902553.390255
Don Henderson is a schoolteacher living with his wife Kath and baby son in suburban Melbourne. On the night of the 1969 federal election Don invites a small group of friends to celebrate a predicted Australian Labor Party (ALP) election victory, much to the dismay of his wife. To the party come Mal, Don’s university mentor, and his bitter wife Jenny, sex-obsessed Cooley and his latest girlfriend, nineteen-year-old Susan, Evan, a dentist, and his beautiful artist wife Kerry. Somehow, two Liberal supporters, Simon and Jody also come.
Drôles de zèbres, 1h52
Réalisé par Michael Powell
Origine Royaume-uni
Genres Comédie
Thèmes La mer, Transport
Acteurs Walter Chiari, Chips Rafferty, Alida Chelli, Ed Devereaux, John Meillon, Anne Haddy
Rôle himself (cameo)
Note64% 3.243443.243443.243443.243443.24344
Un journaliste, immigrant en Australie pour y exercer son métier dans le journal de son cousin, découvre que ce dernier est parti avec l'argent. Il va se retrouver maçon… mais va aussi trouver l'amour.