George Kennedy Dies

George Kennedy, Veteran of Dallas and Airport Franchise, Dead at 91

Dallas vet George Kennedy, who picked up an Oscar for 1967’s Cool Hand Luke but who was probably best known for his work in the Airport and Naked Gun franchises, died Sunday, TMZ reports. He was 91.

Kennedy played rancher and Ewing family nemesis Carter McKay on Dallas from 1988-1991, later reprising his role in the reunion pics Dallas: J.R. Returns (1996) and Dallas: War of the Ewings (1998). Although he didn’t appear in the recent TNT revival, his presence was felt via Carter’s grandson Hunter (played by Fran Kranz).

His final TV role was in 2003 on CBS’ The Young and the Restless, playing the biological father to Victor Newman.